Last year about this time of year I read a column in BookPage magazine where five of the editors selected one book as their reading resolution for the year. (See photo above.) I loved the idea. Why not be honest and just pick one book that I commit to read during the year, a book which has long been calling out to me to be read? I decided right then and there that my one-book-reading-resolution would be Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. It had long been on my TBR but I had avoided starting it because of the length (over 800 pages.) I am happy to report that I finished the book in April and loved it. (Read my review here: Lonesome Dove.)
This year my one-book-reading-resolution isn't so clear. I have many books which have languished long on my TBR but none that seem to peculate to the top. I need your help in making my selection. Please vote for one.
Which should I pick?
- Dune by Frank Herbert. I don't often read Sci-Fi but I understand that this book (and series) was ground-breaking and led to some very popular series like the Star Wars saga and Game of Thrones.
- A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Several years ago I launched into a personal challenge to read Pulitzer Prize winners. (See my list of Pulitzers here.)This book, the 2011 winner, is one I haven't read yet. There are several others on the list but this one seems to be calling out the loudest.
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Believe it or not, I haven't red this classic. I enjoy every Dickens book I have read though so I am not afraid of its length. Also, I own a big CD set of the book which I could plug into my car stereo to facilitate the reading/listening.
- Watchman by Alan Moore. I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan and I understand that this graphic novel collection is amazing. I wouldn't know. I haven't read it.
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. People talk about this book, the first in a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, as if I have for sure read it. I for sure haven't. Once again I am daunted by the length, 653 pages, but Lonesome Dove was longer. I know I can conquer long books now.
- Off the board. Make a suggestion.
Vote in comments below or on Facebook. Thanks for the help!