Indeed, I do love to read. Anything…fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, autobiography, short stories, magazines, graffiti, academic papers, recipes, diaries, love notes. For years I have kept track of what I’ve read via various written lists in the back of day planners and journals. Most recently, I’ve moved my list to private Google doc. In this document, I have a list of books that I’ve read along with a list of books I’d like to read. The future reading list is very long. I always find new ideas and titles to add.
I realize in my lifetime, there may be just too much for me to read but I love the moment of discovery when I find new books almost as much as I love digging into the amazing mental and emotional landscape of a writer’s creation.
Here’s my current to-read list:
- War on Science – Chris Turner
- Dirty Wars – Jeremy Scahill
- Command and Control – Eric Schlosser
- Blood: The Stuff of Life – Lawrence Hill
- To All Appearances a Lady – Marliyn Bowering
- Quiet – Susan McCain
- Maddaddam – Margaret Atwood
- Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
- Ascent of Women – Sally Armstrong
There are lots of other folks out there keeping lists of books and making recommendations. Here are a few that I’ve tracked and/or recently stumbled upon:
- What I Have Read Since 1974 – Eric Leuliette’s reading list and stats since 1974.
- 13 Books Nobody’s Read But Says They Have – There are many on this list that I was supposed to read as an undergrad students and confess I didn’t get through them all!
- 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read – The Guardian’s list of must-read novels, broken into sub-genres.
- Canada Reads 2014 – I can’t wait to hear Stephen Lewis go to bat for Margaret Atwood’s dystopic The Year of the Flood!
- GoodReads – Social media for book lovers.