The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic: Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011 (mine are listed in no particular order).
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I'm a fifth of the way through this so hopefully at least this resolution will be accomplished!
2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2011 is the year to finally get around to reading this classic.
3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I adore Steinbeck, especially The Grapes of Wrath. This is one of the few of his books that I haven't read.
4. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
This memoir about women gathering to read in the oppressive society of Iran has sat untouched on my shelf for about 2 years. It's time to break it out!
5. More nonfiction books in general
I've been out of college for a few years and feel like my brain needs to get back in shape! A few recent non-fiction books I'm interested in reading: The Bolter by Francis Osborne, Storyteller by Roald Dahl and Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Yes, I think I'm one of the approximately 5 people in America who hasn't read this book yet.
7. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I've always wanted to read this saga set in French Revolution but haven't gotten around to it.
8. More Georgette Heyer
I own a few Regency novels by Georgette Heyer I have yet to read-- A Civil Contract, An Infamous Army and Faro's Daughter.
9. The Thousand Autums of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
This historical novel made a lot of best of lists for 2010 and sounds really intriguing.
10. The books I currently own before buying new ones
I fall prey to a very common problem-I can't stop buying books, even though I have a ton at home I have yet to read. My goal this year is to read through ones I already own first!
What books are you resolving to read in 2011?