Now that we are already a week into 2014, I thought I'd get my list together of books I plan to read this year. Such a list has been helpful in spurring me on to read more, especially big, classic items I probably wouldn't get around to otherwise. Here's the plan:
- Deck Z--A tale of zombies aboard the Titanic.
- The Year of Eating Dangerously--The second novel featuring undead lawyer Mallory Caine.
- I Ate the Sheriff--third Mallory Caine, zombie-at-law novel.
- Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires--I couldn't resist picking up this title when I saw it in a used book store in the Lakes District.
- The Lord of the Rings--A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast is discussing this in February--can I finish it by then? This will be my fourth reading of what I consider the greatest novel of the twentieth century.
- Writing Down the Dragon--A book about Tolkien's work which naturally supplements LOTR.
- Brave New World--Aldous Huxley's classic distopia.
- Are Women Human?--Left over from last year.
- In Praise of Folly--Okay, Erasmus isn't really English, but he was good friends with St. Thomas More, so that's my excuse for putting him here. We visited The Netherlands and saw some of Erasmus's old stomping grounds.
- St. Benedict and St. Therese: The Little Rule and the Little Way--leftover from last year.
- Life of Benedict by Gregory the Great--the pope's biography of the founder of western monasticism. If the pope writes a biography of someone, it's probably worth reading.
- The Wisdom Books--Robert Alter's translation and analysis of the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
- Marriage is Like a Dance--a gift that looks too good to wait!
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft--Stephen King's work leftover from two years ago.
- Professional Blogging for Dummies--I need to up my game for the blog!