Incremental Book List

2017 My Incremental Book List

I signed up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge again this year—resolving to read at least 50 books—the same number as last year. I’m a reader who likes to take her time, so a goal of 50 books means I have to stay on task. This year I plan to be more intentional in the selection of the books I read, and to that end, I’ve decided to do my reading from incremental lists – to select 10 books at a time, mostly from books that are already in my Kindle or on my shelves (each one a promise I, at some point, made to myself, or a book that was given to me as gift by someone who chose it especially for me).

Over the course of 2017, I will read 50 books from 5 Lists selected 10 at a time.

List #1 – To be read January through the middle of March (in no particular order)

  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett
  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • Captive of the Delawares by Evelyn Nevin
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
  • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

To me, every book (or poem, or essay, or short story) is a conversation with the author, and I can’t wait to get started.

Welcome 2017!

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