January 7, 2011: I really love lists

CURRENTLY READING: A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

I really love lists. To-do lists are a daily pleasure (and for those who feel the same way, don’t miss the delightful Workflowy for all your list-making needs) as are annual reflective lists of books read, movies watched, kilometres run. Forward-looking lists are fun too – new year’s resolutions, life goals, places to visit. And so, in keeping with the spirit of the project, here is a list of books I plan (hope) to read this year.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
October by Richard B. Wright
The Assassin’s Song by MG Vassanji
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Life by Keith Richards
Open by Andre Agassi
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrub
Let’s Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell
The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Whew. It feels like a long list but it’s only 25. Didn’t I say I would have to read somewhere around 60 books if I’m to be successful? Suggestions of great reads are most welcome.

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