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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

2019 Reading Plans

Moonlight Snow was asking about 2019 reading plans.  I am so glad that someone else is already making plans for 2019!


I signed up for too many reading challenges in 2018.  I'm over my goal of reading 220 books, but I will never finish the list of books that I'd planned for 2018.  Thankfully that doesn't stress me a bit.  I'll do what I can and then just let it go!


So I had basically decided to give myself a year to fly and be free.  Read whatever took my fancy, whenever I wanted to.  However, I've had a look at what I've already organized and realized that some of my reading is mapped out.


1. Planned for 2019http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/949/planned-for-2019

This includes 12 selections for my real-life book club, a certain number of books for my Science Fiction & Fantasy reading project, books by authors attending this year's When Words Collide conference, plays for my Shakespeare project, and new releases that I'm anticipating and/or series that I really want to continue.


2. MerMay: http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/902/mermay

During the month of May, I intend to read books featuring mermaids.


3. Summer Reading Theme: A Study in Sherlock 

  1. http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/898/a-study-in-sherlock
  2. The original Conan Doyle canon plus new fiction based on the Holmes mythology.  June, July & August.


4. Halloween Bingo: Should our hostesses deign to run such an event for us in 2019!


5. Remembrance Day Reading: There are several books by Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel that I would like to read during November.


6. Christmas Books

  1. http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/958/christmas-mysteries
  2. Not just mysteries, but some other Christmas books too.


So, even though I'm not signing up for any challenges, my reading life in 2019 will be full and active.


What are you planning for the New Year?