That’s a lot of books. Many of them are YA which can be – but are not always – quicker reads than grownup books, and I listen to a lot on audio during my commute. There’s some graphic novels thrown in there, too. Still! That’s a lot of books. By the end of the year, I my goal is to hit 100. I can probably do that, but I need to front load because I’m also planning on doing NaNoWriMo again this year and that took up a lot of my free time last year. (I also should try and re-open Plain Jane and the Zombie Apocalypse from last year but I’m afraid to. It might be too terrible.)
My other goal is to create more ridiculous and extremely specific shelves on Goodreads. Case in point? Here’s a shelf with all of two books that feature characters with strange to unhealthy fixations on Titus Oates, the explorer who died with Captain Scott and the expedition on the South Pole. (I just learned reading that Wikipedia entry that there’s a character based on him in Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood. I will put that on my to-read list.)
I should also probably start a shelf about books about the Illiad that should encourage Anna to actually read the Illiad. This would include Illium and Olympos by Dan Simmons (aka the Trojan War on Mars in the future, with the “gods” as hyper-evolved humans. Such amazing books!) and the book I’m currently reading, The Song of Achilles, which is very lovely and sad. Maybe I’ll even read the original text sometime.
Does anyone else make weird Goodreads shelves or it just me?