I am terrible at keeping up with my book list—and I love to read! Poetry collections I read as easily as drinking water, but other genres I’m slow to finish. Yes, it’s true I had a lot going on in 2009, but that’s just an excuse for not making time for an activity that I love.
2010 is all about making time for me, and reading is a big part of that. Also, not overcommitting to too many titles is just as important. I’m also on GoodReads, so I’m hoping to finish more things than I start by becoming a part of an organized community of book lovers. Here’s my list for 2010, and I’m always looking for suggestions.
2010 Book List
1. Southern Comfort, Nin Andrews
2. News of the World: Poems, Phil Levine
3. Apologies to an Apple, Maya Ganesan
4. Arc and Hue, Tara Betts (halfway through)
5. Lucifer at the Starlite, Kim Addonizio (second read)
6. Please, Jericho Brown (second read)
7. This Clumsy Living, Bob Hicok
8. The End of the West, Michael Dickman
9. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (classic)
10. Two and Two, Denise Duhamel
Poetry collections should wind down around AWP Denver in April when I’ll pick up lots of new titles.
11. Conquering Venus, Collin Kelley (starting January 1, CK)
12. Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert (my first Kindle for iPhone book)
13. The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, Erin Dionne (YA)
14. The Country of Loneliness, Dawn Paul (Memoir)
15. Themes for English B, J.D. Scrimgeour (nonfiction)
16. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver (nonfiction)
17. The Gift, Lewis Hyde (nonfiction)
18. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (classic fiction)
19. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (classic fiction)
20. Geek Love, Katherine Dunn (one of my favorite books)
21. Lit, Mary Karr
22. How to Be Inappropriate, Daniel Nester
So, what's on your book list for the New Year?