I mentioned in my 2018 reading goals post that I would be attempting to read 26 books from my TBR pile – one for each letter of the alphabet. I had modified the challenge slightly in that post and here it is not even one month in and I’m modifying it a bit further.
Oh, I’m still doing the challenge, and I’m still picking 26 titles A-Z, but I’m less confident I’ll be reading them in order. So far, so good. I’ve finished Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson and have started Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat. (That’s A and B), but in looking through my shelves I realized my list would be a hodge-podge of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction and since I tend to read as the whim arises there is a good chance that I’ll be reading M before I finish C…or something like that. Still! The point is to tackle the TBR and that is what I will do!
Without further ado, here are my titles from the first half to the alphabet (A-M).
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Donne – Selected Poems by John Donne (Okay, this is a fudge. I have a small collection of John Donne poems just titled Selected Poems but that title could apply to any poet at anytime so I’m giving his name the place of title as well as author)
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Just Peacemaking by Glen H. Stassen
Knots by Nuruddin Farah
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
How are you doing on your reading goals? See any in this stack that you’ve read and think I should get into sooner rather than later? How do you get through your tbr pile?