If I’m not mistaken, the one resolution I made for myself this year was to read a book a week, or a total of 52 books for the year.
Right now — December 7, 2008 — I’m on my 39th book.
This means I can either:
1. Fail at my single resolution
2. Read 13 books by the end of the month
I’m biting the bullet, because at least I can say I tried.
Suggestions? I like fiction, especially East of Eden and Beloved — poetic or dreamlike narratives, nostalgia, familial lines, connection, attention to unnoticed people and detail…
And, I guess I should add, ones that can be read in, oh, two or three days.