Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Reading Envy 020: Goals!

Scott and Jenny gather by the fire in the Reading Envy Pub to discuss our reading goals for 2015.  It is January, we are excited about what is coming up on our reading lists, and we want to know about your reading goals as well.

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Books we read recently, an excerpt:

Harbinger (Star Trek, Vanguard #1) by David Mack
Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak

Reading Goals for 2015:

  1. World Literature - Southeast Asia, Oceania, Australia - read a bunch of books!
  2. Mighty Tomes - Dhalgren, and maybe a return to War and Peace
  3. Spy novels and memoirs. More spies. (Any recommendations?)
  4. Authors in translation - Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knaussgard
  5. Read the books from authors I might meet.


  1. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir
  3. Hyperion / Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  4. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  5. Inferno by Dante
  6. The Habit of Being by Flannery O'Connor
  7. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal (if it gets released this year)
  8. A year with Gene Wolfe:
    JAN - The Shadow of the Torturer (1980)
    FEB - The Claw of the Conciliator (1981)
    MAR - The Sword of the Lictor (1982)
    APR - The Citadel of the Autarch (1983)
    MAY - The Urth of the New Sun (1987)
    JUN - Nightside the Long Sun (1993)
    JUL - Lake of the Long Sun (1994)
    AUG - Caldé of the Long Sun (1994)
    SEP - Exodus From the Long Sun (1996)
    OCT - On Blue's Waters (1999)
    NOV - In Green's Jungles (2000)
    DEC - Return to the Whorl (2001)

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1 comment:

  1. I can give another thumbs up to The Sparrow, it's pretty amazing.

    For Jenny, I'd like to recommend Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team, by George Jonas. It's non-fiction, and Spielberg's Munich film was based (in part) upon it. I think it could fit in as a spy book, because it reads like a spy novel, with the added layer of being an account of actual events.

    Looking forward to what you have in store for 2015!


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