Monday, December 6, 2010

Our Reading Plans for 2011

     2010 is quickly coming to an end, but here at The Blue Bookcase we are excited to make new reading goals for 2011! Here are our plans for the upcoming year. 

Ingrid plans to take part in the Back to the Classics Challenge and A Year of Feminist Classics. She's looking forward to her last semester of being an undergrad and finally graduating in April. In 2011, Ingrid hopes to tackle Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

Now that Connie has finished her English degree, she plans to spend the next year reading all those books she never had time to read in college, starting with a few more Virginia Woolf novels and perhaps tackling her only un-read Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park. She also hopes to at least begin satisfying her as yet unexplored interest in Russian literature, number one being Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. 

Next year, Christina hopes to continue to chip away randomly at that long To Be Read list.  She'll be introducing herself to Norman Mailer, and the longer works she hopes to finish include Adam Levin's much-hyped The Instructions and The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor.

Meagan is pretty sure 2011 will be the year she'll finally finish reading everything on Recommended Reading List she got in her AP English class about a million years ago. She's also continuing her marathon of reading all the Newberry Award winners and if she feels ambitious may even expand it to include the runners up. To keep things exciting, Meagan is also participating in the Back to the Classics Challenge. And as she'll be coming off an intense finish to graduate school, Meagan plans to do a lot of silly, brainless reading as well (but nobody needs to know about that)...

As Lucia begins her long awaited first year as a Law undergraduate, she will, as usual, pass ridiculous amounts of time reading. After what will turn out to be a shameful attempt at the Aussie Author Challenge this year, she plans to explore more literature from her home country. Lucia will also be reading more classics beginning with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, and hopefully extending to some Russian novels of which she has read none.