It’s a relief to have finally caught up on my 2009 posts. I promised myself that when that was done I could start to think about 2010 reading.
I have seen several bloggers post about their intention to read more deliberately this year and to choose the reading challenges they join with care. Hopefully this will leave more time for spontaneous reading. That is my intention too (fingers crossed and willpower permitting!)
The (relaxed) plan is to choose books from these categories:
World fiction – novels set in/by authors of different countries. Including books in translation and more New Zealand authors
Classics – I have read very few classics so have plenty to choose from. My aim to to choose books from a variety of publishing places, Penguin, Virago,Capuchin, One World classics etc. Plus the many more that I haven’t discovered yet. Also including Persephone books
Literary Fiction/Award winners – For a variety of reads generally agreed to be worthwhile reading
Spy/Political thrillers – Just because I love them and to encourage reading for fun.
Spontaneous reads – This was the area I missed out on last year. To be able to pick a book randomly or because it flows on naturally from another read or it’s discovered through another book blogger.
Newer releases – To balance the old with the new.
Hmmm – looking at that, it doesn’t sound that relaxed does it! Still, I can always see how it goes and I really can’t wait to get started.
So.. without further ado…