I’ve had a few new projects swirling around in my head and this seemed like a good time to pin them down.
I am just about finished my A-Z CanLit project, and declare it a success. Not so much for the books I read, but for the all the other books they inspired me to read (and the reason it took me so long to finish the project!). I’ve only got one more book to go.
In addition to those, I’m starting two projects that I’ve been thinking about for a while, and that fit in nicely with some of my other reading:
1. The Thomas Raddall project, which can be found on my menu under Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Reading List. I hope to eventually read all of Raddall’s own books as well as the books that have been awarded the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award each year since 1991.
2. I also hope to read through all the books/poems that have been made into Bookmarks by Project Bookmark Canada. This can be found on my menu under Project Bookmark Canada.
While I’m at it, I’m also signing up for Doing Dewey’s Nonfiction Reading Challenge. I have accumulated quite a few nonfiction books over the last few years and I want to read them! I tend to gravitate toward fiction (which I don’t have a problem with, in general), but I would welcome a little nudge to get to some of these fantastic nonfiction books. So… I will make it easy for myself… my goal is to read just 5 of these books (easy, right?):
- Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein
- The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
- The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
- Atlantic by Simon Winchester
- Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
- The Tiger by John Vaillant
- Sisters in the Wilderness by Charlotte Gray
- Alone Against the North by Adam Shoalts
- Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin
- Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote
- Life on the Ground Floor by James Maskalyk
I’m looking forward to another year full of good books. Happy Reading everyone!