Another personal challenge I am giving myself in 2012 is to try new-to-me authors so I can stop commenting “This is an author I have yet to experience but I can’t wait!” when I see reviews from the following:
Jon Krakauer – I’m thinking that I should try Into the Wild first.
Mary Roach – any! Depends on when and what strikes my fancy.
Tom Perotta – Election
Susan Jane Gilman – Hypocrite in a White Pouffy Dress
China Miéville – Kraken or The City and the City
Zetta Elliot – A Wish After Midnight
P.G. Wodehouse – I have Right Ho, Jeeves in iBooks
Connie Willis – Either Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog
And these authors are favorites that I missed in 2011:
Diana Wynne Jones – most curious about Howl’s Moving Castle
Tracy Kidder – I own Old Friends, My Detachment and Strength in What Remains – which will likely be my first choice.
A.S.Byatt – I own Possession in paperback and The Children’s Book in hardback; I expect a vocabulary workout.
Ian McEwan – Eager to try Saturday.
Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace is up next.
So, counting the 11 books from the Loaned to Me Personal Challenge #1, plus a few readalongs, my monthly IRL book club, I’m up to 48 ‘scheduled’ books I *WANT* to read.
2012 PERSONAL CHALLENGE #2 – bring it on!