2014 hasn't gone quite as smoothly for me as our first few years of doing this and I'm not sure why. I've been reading, but I've been getting bogged down posting. My last status report was in June. I have since read all five of those books, but only posted about 3 of them. So let's see how it's going...
Books that are DONE! (Woo-hoo!): 4You already know about these, but hey -- I gotta pat myself on the back for getting something done around here!
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
Completed books, awaiting blog posts: 4I have finished all of these, but still need to write about them:
- Detroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark Binellimk
- Digressions on Some Poems By Frank O'Hara by y Joe LeSueur
- On Being Brown: What It Means to Be a Cleveland Browns Fan by Scott Huler
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Books in Progress: 2I am reading two books at one time right now (the Baker is essays, so I spread them out) and they are:
- Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle
- The Size of Thoughts by Nicholson Baker
Have not even started: 2I'm not 100% sure what these will be yet, but I think I finally have to give up on Don't Know Much About History. After February, I did not stick to my "chapter-per-month" plan and since I've been on a crusade to "abandon books with abandon" this year (I have abandoned 9 books!), I think that's got to go.
After that, the longest page count is Stones from the River, so I'll just give it the boot right now. That leaves:
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
- Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet by Tim Gunn
I have, once again, done a year-end page count and I have to read a little over 15 pages per day to make it, which is totally doable (there are 90 days left in the year today, FYI). The key is the writing! Aaaaand yes, I do realize I have just spent 30 minutes writing this "status" post... aaaaand I could have been writing a book post instead. Whatever.
How's it going over there? You're already planning 2015, aren't you? ;)