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The Plan

Journal Entry (Sunday January 1, 2023)

My daughter’s request to share with her my list of favorite reads got me thinking… what should I read in 2023 that likely would end up on that list once I had a chance to absorb them…. Here’s what I came up with. I’m going to limit myself to ten, there is no guarantee I will actually get through these this year, but it is a worthy new year goal, don’t you think? I’ll probably end up watching that many Netflix crime dramas, so I might as well read that many books…

  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
  • Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  • Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

I probably should have chosen twelve books to make it a little easier for me to keep track of my progress, i.e., one per month. Having only ten books on the list is probably going to make it difficult for my simple brain to know how I am progressing at any given point in time…