I was not organized enough to keep track of my reading throughout 2007. What I did list is here and here. I just do not have the energy right now to extract all the names of books from those long reviews, but next year I propose to do better about keeping lists.
I think, though, that I'll try once again to list reading goals. Like Faith's, but by season rather than for the whole year.
Right now I am reading:
- From Dawn to Decadence
- Economics in One Lesson
I just got from the library:
- Auralia's Colors
- The Legend of the Firefish
- Tevye's Daughters
so I will probably read those as a break from the heavier ones.
That's the plan, which will probably take me through winter.
There ought to be some self-help/pop psychology books in there somewhere. It is funny that my daughter's violin teacher and I both read self-help books for light reading. I suppose the good ones are a bit like a collection of short stories with a theme, or like talking to with a bunch of memories wrapped around a single topic. But I only do it when I'm too tired even to read a good novel. I suppose it's the equivalent of watching Oprah or Dr. Phil for people like me who hate watching TV (and I actually did read 2 Dr Phil books last year because our library had them in the dime rack).
I have been trying to read a book of poems by Emily Dickinson but forgot about it for a while.
- I intend to read Paradise Lost.
There is also a collection of education-related books that I am going through slowly:
- The Art of Teaching
- A Humane Psychology of Education
- Effective Study
- Studying is Hard Work
and after I read Economics in One Lesson I want to read Small is Still Beautiful.
As for the GBWW I want to start with Montesquieu and Locke and go from there.
Happy New Year!