Friday, January 2, 2009

Planned Reading for 2009

Clare shared her planned reading list for the new year on her blog, so I decided to do something similar, for those of you who are interested in what I'll be reading during 2009.

I have very few definite ideas:

Definite Idea #1) There are books on my shelf that I must read.
Definite Idea #2) I want to re-read all of Jane Austen's books in order of their publication (unfortunately, these are not on my shelf. :( )

Other than that, I don't know much. Between the classics I have on my list, I'll want to read lighter, easier books, which I'll get from the library when the whim takes me.

Here are some of the books I plan on reading:

01. Manalive G.K. Chesterton (read this one yesterday)
02. The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien
03. The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien
04. The Scottish Chiefs Jane Porter (reading this one now)
05. Story of a Soul Saint Therese
06. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
07. Out of the Silent Planet C.S. Lewis
08. Perelandra C.S. Lewis
09. That Hideous Strength C.S. Lewis
10. Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
11. The Problem of Pain C.S. Lewis
12. The Temperament God Gave You Art and Laraine Bennet
13. Three Men In A Boat Jerome K. Jerome
14. Shadows On The Rock Willa Cather
15. Saphira and the Slave Girl Willa Cather
16. The Old Curiosity Shop Charles Dickens
17. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
18. Surprised by Joy C.S. Lewis
19. Giants In The Earth O.E. Rolvaag
20. The Everlasting Man G.K. Chesterton
21. Four Faultless Felons G.K. Chesterton
22. Sense & Sensibility Jane Austen
23. Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen
24. Mansfield Park Jane Austen
25. Emma Jane Austen
26. Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
27. Persuasion Jane Austen

Among others.

As for the order I'll read them in... I have a certain fancy for reading Wuthering Heights in February, and the Space Trilogy in March. Silly, I know. :)

[edit] This makes blog post #100!


Owan said...

Yay on #100!

Mere Christianity is great! You'll like it.

Miss C.N.W. said...

Have you considered "checking out" e-books from the library, for the books you don't have? I'm doing that right now. I have a Jane Austen one on hold.

The Other Katie said...

Good list! Noticed you've got all of Jane Austen's major novels on there-- yay! There another one by her called "Lady Susan". If you want to read it it isn't very long and it's pretty good. Just thought I'd throw that out there! Happy New Year!

Courtney said...

oh what a lovely list...and such a good idea :)! i had begun and stopped Scottish Chiefs about a year or 2 you not find it dreadfully gory? i want to finish it though b/c i have much scottish blood, and its an interesting story.

oh Delaney! David Copperfield is wonderful!!! i love love loved it ^_^! BBC came out with a movie in....oh dear, 2000 something i think (its the most recent) and we found it very much to our taste :). you should watch it after you read the book! btw, have you ever seen Bleak House?

Delaney said...

Courtney - No, I haven't seen Bleak House. There's so many movies I want to see, but I want to read the books first. :P

I haven't gotten to much gory parts in The Scottish Chiefs, but Marion is driving me insane. ;)

Miss C.N.W. said...

I forgot to add... if you want to read St. Teresa of Avila's autobiography or any of the Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati books, I can lend them to you.

Marian Heart said...

Happy New Year, Delaney!
Looking at all these book lists make me happy!

Thank you for the comment, it is much appreciated. ^_^