What are your New Year’s Literary Resolutions?

Do you know what I only just realised? It’s the 1st of February already and I haven’t even made a list of books to read in 2013! Well, I’ve started one now after just about punching myself in the face for my own stupidity. I deserve it. But, let’s move on, shall we?

Tell me! What paperback novels, hardback plays, collections of essays, intriguing biographies, dirty memoirs or non-fiction investigations haunt your to-read list for this year? My list is so far short because I’m determined to ensure that every single title that earns a spot on it is worthy of my very time-poor attention.

On my Books to Read in 2013, I’ve featured titles that have caressed my current obsession with adventure journalism, the third world, media-fueled changed and incredible feats of writing. While since the wee age of eleven I’ve pranced around with the notion in my airy-fairy head that I’m the next Meryl Streep, about a dozen epiphanies as of late have culminated in a redirection of my passions and talents…the writing world. But neither novels nor plays for let’s just be frank here: plotting is not my forte. But rather of the creative non-fiction sort, investigating those cobwebbed corners of the globe, splattering the world with my uncoordinated footsteps and writing about the people, the places, the ideas and the change that I see and possibly even one day orchestrate. This is why the four books on my list all feature either journalism or travel.

I am still eager to hear your own reading resolutions, however, whether they be academic, for the purpose of guilty pleasure or just because no one can not love Harry Potter. What are you reading? Oh, and if you have any recommendations for me, fire away, friends!

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9 thoughts on “What are your New Year’s Literary Resolutions?

  1. It’s never too late for a list. I want to read some of my favorite authors who have new releases: Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Jeanette Walls, Colum McCann. It’s going to be a great year.

  2. Two books are waiting for me on my bedside table: Don Quixote and Love in the Time of Cholera. Have you read either one? I’m finding it difficult getting to them, as I am writing my own novel these days. Not enough hours in the day. 🙂

  3. I did a 50 book challenge last year (which I completed, thank you very much!) So I am giving myself a break from the pressure to read 50+ new books this year haha. However, I’m keeping log of what I read as I go!

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