Book Notes: November 2012 – Reading List

The Nutcracker by E.Ta.A. Hoffman & Maurice Sendak

Once upon a time I used to do list of what I planned to read at the beginning of the month to compare what I actually read at the end. I thought I would try my hand at that for November. I expect that the number of the books that I actually get to read might be significantly lower.

So, the plan – in no order:

In Progress
Monsieur Proust’s Library by Anka Muhlstein
Fairytales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Phillip Pullman
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwen
The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel Jr.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Man In the Blue Moon by Michael Morris
NW by Zadie Smith

To Start
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
Kafka In Love by Jacqueline Raoul-Duval
The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine
The Grievers by Marc Schuster
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Holy or the Broken by Alan Light
The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman, Pictures by Maurice Sendak
Break the Skin by Lee Martin
Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite by Matt Kaplan

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  1. I’ve been working on my really big list for the classics club. I’m going to try to read 85 classics in the next five years. Right now I’m trying to complete the Classics Challenge, and I just spent last week working on my reading lists. I have to say, there aren’t too many things more enjoyable for me than making these lists. Actually reading the books on my lists is another matter;)

  2. Good luck with your November list. I never seem to do well when I try to plan what I read as I read based on whatever mood I’m in at the time.

  3. That’s a great idea which I may adopt. I am always in the middle of about 9-10 books, and some work better for gym, public transportation, or late night reading while others are long term projects.