Inspired by Tuesday’s Top 10 List over at The Broke and the Bookish, I began to think about what I wanted to tackle or finish this fall…but that is way more than just ten! So, what do I currently have slated on my agenda?
September reading: playing catch-up
- Finish Northanger Abbey. Yes, I am an Austen in August slacker.
- Get through Austen’s Emma and Sense and Sensibility on audiobook. Sometimes I spend too much time on a computer and don’t have the down-time to pick up a novel or my Kindle. Since audiobooks are easy to listen to while I bang away at the keyboard, they are an easy default for my literary consumption.
- Finish up In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes. Love it! Spectacular images and beautifully written.
- Finish up The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve got this on audiobook, but I can’t seem to make my way through it. I am sure it is because of the narrator, Jim Dale, who also narrates the Harry Potter audiobooks. My problem stems from the narrated voices: some are too similar to those from HP; I get distracted thinking that I should be hearing an HP story.
- Finish up my re-read of HP 4 and HP 5. This is part of a project I began at the start of the year, but it seems that others have caught the Harry Potter bug recently and that has given me some inspiration to continue.
October reading: the spooky!
Sometimes it is fun to read spooky things. Ghosties and goblins and weird kinds of beasties! Witches and murder and potions by the gallon!
I don’t know if I’ll manage all of them, but I’d like to get through at least three–as it will start ticking books from my Classics Club list. [Although, in the case of the plays, it will just get me closer to finishing the compiled works.]
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Macbeth by Shakespeare
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
November reading: Nanowrimo inspiration
Because I will be tackling the Nanowrimo in November, I need some strong inspiration for noveling like mad.
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle–I am sure I will only finish a handful of short stories out of here.
- Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
- And, for fun, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
December reading: blowing off steam
After the anxiety and rush of finishing Nanowrimo, a bit of wild adventure in my literary pursuits will suit nicely. It will let my brain relax and find some fun.
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Time Machine by HG Wells
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne