Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Literary Aspirations for 2011.

I finished up The Help a few weeks ago and was inspired to come up with a reading plan for the rest of the year. With my free time at such a premium, I have to plan, plan, plan.

I meant to post a list back in January but just never got there. It's been completely revised with the addition of Baby J to the household. Now that there are only 4.5 months left in the year, here's what I've got in store for the next few months:

--The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas. Status: purchased. That sounds so serious doesn't it? I'm a software engineer, and this book is to help me hone my craft. Yep, software engineering is a creative art as well as a science.

--Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker. Status: purchased. This is along the same lines as Radical by David Platt that I read last year. It is giving me a lot of perspective on affluency and the American dream. According to Jen's statistics, Americans spend more annually on trashbags that nearly half the world spends on goods combined. That blows my mind! I'm taking my time reading this one.

--One Day. Status: purchased. I saw the preview for the movie version of this book while watching Midnight in Paris (which I pink puffy hearted.) If the Princess of Genovia is in it, AND it includes British accents, then I'm in. So basically this is junk food for the mind.

--Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson. Status: borrowed. I think that one's pretty self explanatory. I might need to invest in my own copy in case I need to keep re-reading.
I'm already starting my list for 2012 and since I am so out of the modern literary loop, I need help! It is so sad when a friend asks you for a book rec and your only thought is Pride and Prejudice (which don't get me wrong, that is the best book rec ever, but you know they've already read it.)

What's the last book you read? Would you read it again?

1 comment:

  1. I am reading Swan House and can't decide if I'd recommend. But I have been dying to read Bringing up Boys - let me know how it is!


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