I’m gearing up for two big projects starting in November: one is National Novel Writing Month, requiring 50,000 words in the month of November. The other is Cannonball Read II, which requires only 52 books in a year, but short reviews will not be tolerated. Expect thoughts on each book beyond ‘That was an interesting read’ and ‘meh’. I have an ideal in my mind that I will also read some criticism of most books I read.
Here’s a partial list of books I will be reading for Cannonball Read, Part II:
- A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jumpa Lahiri
- The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
- Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
- The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History by Timothy Corrigan
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy (re-read)
- Fledgling by Octavia Butler
- Song of Solomon (re-read) and A Mercy by Toni Morrison
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
That’s just from my hold list at the library. It should be a fun year!