Post by Library Director, Corinne Chronopoulos//
Will you make #readinggoals? What’s your number?
Do you have friends who read 52 books a year? I think that would be nearly impossible for me, even as I work surrounded by books every day. I decided to set a more reasonable goal this year—35 books. One book every 10 days. This is still an aggressive goal for someone who works full-time and is a parent! However, in reflecting on what makes me happy, I realized reading is close to the top of my list and also what I tend to kick to the bottom. In celebration of the New Year and my 35th birthday (GULP), I pledge to read 35 books this year!
Here are my first three books in the line-up!
I admittedly started this on December 10th but it is a long book so it still counts!
Read anything and everything by Murakami. His characters and plot are instantly engaging and yet the writing is so good, you will not be tempted to rush or skim.
This book is being read by the PTL Book Club. Our goal is to read around the world this year and we are starting off in South Africa. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Coetzee is a must-read author. This title was also awarded the Man Booker Prize.
Another one on the list for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. The Guardian called this a “elemental, contemporary rural noir steeped in the literature and legend of the Yorkshire landscape and its medieval history.” Full review here.