Wednesday, December 03, 2014

My Reading Challenge 2015

I have declared that 2015 will be the Year of the Re-Read.

It has been way too long since I have read Tolkien and Lewis, Rowling and Austen. Good authors and their books should be read and re-read. Following is what I want to re-read.

J. R. R. Tolkien:
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings trilogy

C. S. Lewis
The Narnia series
The Space trilogy

J. K. Rowling
The Harry Potter series

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

I would also love to re-read The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett, as well as others (Vince Flynn, David Morrell, Robert Ludlum) But I don't know how much time I will have this next year. The ones I listed above total 24. I might just stick with these as I know I will also want to read some books off my to-read list on Goodreads, plus any I find that look interesting off the library shelf, not to mention my own shelves which have books I have yet to read. Oh and I decided to join a reading group that fellow homeschool moms started over a year ago. I'm jumping in beginning in January with Anna Karenina. Those will take time, I'm sure, not to mention the ones I read with my children for their education.

Trying to make a list for yourself and don't know where to start? Join me in the Year of the Re-Read. And if you choose, you can pick the level based on this challenge Jane linked to. It looks like I am shooting for "Living in the Past."


Laura said...

Do you know how old your kids were when they read The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett? I haven't read them yet, and wonder if my daughter and I would enjoy it together.

Glenda said...

Boy Laura, I'm not sure. Our second oldest was hooked on reading with this series. So I think she must have been around 8 years old. I did read the whole series aloud to the family. I think the kids were around 10, 8, 5, 4, and 3 at the time, maybe a year or two older.

We loved these books and the different sense of humor. We still refer to things we read, like the water table, which really gave us a good chuckle. I guess we are just as weird as Mr. Snickett.