Here’s the first draft of my list. Poetry I will add to in a separate section.
Ideally, I’d like to read 12 non-poetry books and 12 poetry books, a total of two a month. (Here's my original booklist post in case you missed it the first time.)
Autobiography—A Personal History, Katherine Graham
It's been on my list since her passing so it's time to take it off the shelf.
Memoir—One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop
Another one collecting dust on the shelf. But I'm facinated by poetry biographies.
Memoir—Broken Music, Sting
I love Sting, and since he was an English teacher, how bad can this one be?
International Literature—Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
I've always wanted to read Achebe's first book.
History—Against All Enemies, Richard A. Clarke
This one is on my nightstand--may read it sooner rather than later.
Field of Interest—The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
I see myself skipping around, but I'd like to take a crack at reading it.
Author I’ve never read—Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Peter Hoeg
With a name like "Smilla," it has to be good!
Classic—Grapes of Wrath—John Steinbeck
Never read it but always wanted to.
Classic—East of Eden—John Steinbeck
Never read it, but loved the movie with Jayne Seymour
I tried reading it when it came out but couldn't get through the first chapter. Time to give it another shot.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
It's time. This one I've put off long enough.
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, Michael Lewis
I read Moneyball, which was execellent. Just as an aside, Lewis is married to MTV's Tabitha Soren.
Re-read—Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
This book is my touchstone.
So what else should I be reading?