The Half-Finished Books to Read in 2009

Seeing everyone’s top-ten lists made me want to create my own list.  I thought about my favorite books this past year:

Inkdeath, Dead and the Gone, Papertowns, Home (Marilynne Robinson)…and realized that I lost my list of books I’ve read and I didn’t use GoodReads all year.

I really wanted to make a list and as I was starting to box some of my books to prepare for moving later this year, I saw how many post-its I had in these books.  And most of the post-its were either in the middle or thirty pages in, so I thought I’d make a list of the books I hope to finish in 2009.  I don’t think I’ll have a chance to read much today, so its a safe bet that none of these books will be finished in 2008.

~ On Persephone’s Island by Mary Taylor Simeti

~ One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

~ The Din in the Head by Cynthia Ozick

~ Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

~ Misreadings by Umberto Eco

~ Essays by George Orwell

These are the books I want to finish at some point hopefully in 2009.  The others, well it would be great if I finish them, but they’re not a priority.

Tonight a group of us are going to spend the night on Colorado Blvd in anticipation for the Rose Parade.  Seeing that California has had much warmer weather in the past few days, Brian and I thought that this would be the best and only chance we’d have to try this again.  Last time we tried sleeping on Colorado, we ditched the group we were with, as it had been raining and windy for over four hours.

See you in 2009!