Book Club of One

Much to the chagrin of both my intellect and sanity, I’ve been neglecting my reading by doing way too much iPadding. I have decided to read 12 books over the next year, one per month. Easy, I just have to ignore the internet more than I have been each day. I’ve signed up for Goodreads to track my reading.

I’ve decided to make 4 categories, 3 books each. Of course, some of these books may fit into more than one category. Here they are:

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Complete Poems and Selected Love Letters of John Keats by John Keats
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Bestsellers (aka Pop Culture):
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safron Foer
Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

Evidences and Reconciliations by John A. Widtsoe
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz

Books I Wouldn’t Normally Read but Will Because I Should Branch Out and Try New Things:
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


It’s hard to commit to a whole year worth of books beforehand. What if I change my mind on a particular one? What if I happen to find another book that I’m more interested in? I suppose this is more of a soft list. Any thoughts on my choices?

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