Looking forward to 2017

new-year-300x180I’m not good at challenges and planning ahead of my reading – see all my project tabs up top and the last time I updated them!  Hence my main reading resolution for 2017 has a new mantra:

Read where the mood takes me.

However, I can qualify that a bit:

  • tbr-dareHaving taken over as one of the hosts of the TBR Dare, I can’t not take it seriously. I have a whole host of review copies I really do want to read plus book group titles for Jan/Feb already on hand and meeting the dare criteria of being in my TBR before the end of December.
  • In between those though, I *WILL* read from my shelves. I’m determined to keep to it (bar book group title for March if needed).

    BTW – It’s not too late to join in the TBR Dare…

  • p1040348-427x445I am just about to plunge into the first part of Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1 as I’m a member of the Faber Reading Group for this. (See here for more info on that).
  • As outlined in my stats yesterday, although my TBR shelves are groaning with new to me authors, at the moment I do feel an urge to read more back-list titles from known to me authors, coincidentally starting with Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis for Book Group, which I’ve been meaning to read for years.
  • Dancing PowellThis would be an ideal time to restart my reading of Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time sequence. I started in Jan 2015 and did the first four books in the first four months then got waylaid and haven’t resumed. My reviews of those four got lost when I moved my blog, so reposting them from my archive may get me in the mood to resume with Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant.

I think that’s enough of reading plans.

See you in 2017!

10 thoughts on “Looking forward to 2017

  1. Col says:

    Lucky Jim! Now that’s a blast from my past. I thoroughly enjoyed that book. And Paul Auster on my list to get in 2017 so keen to hear what you make of it!

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      Looking forward to reading it, except my copy is an old small penguin with tiny print and a bit aged – not ideal for reading in bed.

  2. Harriet Devine says:

    I’m not in the Faber group but I am reading 4321 – in fact I’m only 100 pages from the end. I’ve never read Paul Auster before but if this is anything to go by he’s an astonishing writer. I’ve loved every minute and will be sad to finish.

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      I shall be interested to talk about this book with you Harriet. I love Auster as you know, I’m only up to page 60 so only just starting the second strand (I guess)

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      I need to start saving, so while I can’t see myself managing Simon’s 24 books, I do want to buy a lot fewer this year too. I will try to extend the TBR Dare beyond the end of March perhaps…

  3. Sharkell says:

    I’m also doing the tbr dare (this will be my third year) but I haven’t signed up as I don’t have a blog. Looking forward to reading your reviews for 2017. Happy New Year.

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      Thanks Sharkell. (You can add your name without a blog on the link thing I think). Happy TBReading

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