There are quite a few books on my TBR that I am not in any rush to read, but that I’d like to attempt to tackle some day. At the rate I’m going I don’t know that I’ll ever finish this list, but #ReadingGoals, am I right?
Read all the Stephen King books. (23 completed, that I remember reading/61 works I am counting- since some of his stuff was published multiple times or in magazines and the like). On another note: I watched the movie Pet Sematary this weekend.. It’s actually terrifying.
Read through Amazon’s list of 100 SFF Books to Read in a Lifetime (25/100 read). I realize “Best Of” lists are totally arbitrary, but at the same time I just like checking stuff off lists, and sometimes they help push me outside my comfort zone.
Read all the Bernard Cornwell books (14/46 completed – not including his non-fiction work Waterloo)
Reread Little Women or Little House on the Prairie. The reason this is on this list is because I thought I had read one of these when I was young. As I was writing it down, it finally clicked. Little House in the Big Woods was the one I actually read. I want to re-read it because I can’t remember a single thing about it.
Read Fight Club. Finally. I am a huge fan of this movie. I’m worried it won’t translate as well to paper, but I feel like I owe it to the movie to try.
Read The Hunger Games. Finally. Again- huge fan of the movie. I think it’s probably great on paper, but I’m concerned it’s going to lessen my enjoyment of the movie. Which is why I haven’t read it yet.
Read War and Peace. Because it’s a classic and…
Just kidding. I don’t actually want to read War and Peace.
Read The Three Musketeers. One of my favorite fantasy series: The Greatcoats by Sebastien de Castell, is a sort of retelling of The Three Musketeers, so I’d like to read the original someday.
Find something to appreciate about Dickens. Really, anything will do. I have attempted and failed to appreciate A Tale of Two Cities. Suggestions are welcome.
Read all the Sherlock Holmes books. I love the banter between Watson and Holmes. And really I just love Holmes. I’ve only read A Study in Scarlet thus far.
Give Les Miserables a second chance…. Maybe. UGH. LES MISERABLES. I’ve always wondered if it was called that precisely because it makes the reader so miserable when reading. (I kid… a little.)
Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I somehow was never asked to read this in middle school- but Cornwell wrote a historical fiction book, Fools and Mortals, about the writing/production of this play, which I loved and made me want to read this.
Read another Choose Your Own Adventure book. There was a Top Ten Tuesday awhile back about childhood favorites, and the Choose Your Own Adventure books were on that list. It made me a little nostalgic for them and I’d like to find a new one to try.
And that’s it for now! Do you have a book bucket list? What’s on it?