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Please share you TBR plans for January 2018.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I am trying not to be too strict with my reading plans in 2018 but I have a few books I would like to get to:

1. A Gentleman in Moscow (off my shelves, group read)
2. The Dragon Keeper (off my shelves)
3. Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales (group read, short story collection)
4. River of Smoke (library book)


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message 5: by Laurel (last edited Jan 31, 2018 06:38PM) (new)

Laurel Bradshaw (llawryf) | 657 comments Carried over from December:
Yseult: A Tale of Love in the Age of King Arthur
READ Conspirata

Coming up:
READ Dictator
What Happened
READ A Man Called Ove for book club

Possibly:
READ The Frozen Thames

Edited, now that it is Jan. 1. Happy New Year!
Besides A Man Called Ove for my f2f book club, an online group is reading The Essex Serpent so I'd like to add that one. Another group is reading The Alice Network. I probably won't get to it, but it sounds interesting. Not sure I'm in the mood for another WWII book...

Besides The Frozen Thames, I am anxious to start on my list of 30 random reads. There are a couple I could knock off in a day, and I just might do it today!
READ The Barn: From the Beginning
and a short story: Virgins by Diana Gabaldon


message 6: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3259 comments I seem to have gotten myself into a few group reads for January:

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursela Le Guin
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov

If I've got time to add another, I would really like to join in on the AAB read An American Tragedy.


message 7: by Pink (last edited Jan 16, 2018 12:01PM) (new)

Pink January plans-

The Well of Loneliness (to finish) 4 stars
Les Misérables (to finish)
Doctor Zhivago (classics group read)currently reading
Infinite Jest (AAB buddy read)
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (library book) 3 stars
American War (library book)DNF
Alias Grace (classics group read) DNF
Prometheus Bound (personal challenge) 3 stars
Much Ado About Nothing (personal challenge) 3 stars


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

January books:

Alex and Eliza
Anna and the Swallow Man
Divergent

Those three for sure.


message 9: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 83 comments I know it's ambitious but that's how I like to kick off the new year :)

The Blue Fox
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
Eight Skilled Gentlemen
Peter and Alice
The Prestige
Moving Pictures
Also, I want to begin Belgarath the Sorcerer and A Novel in a Year; the latter will accompany me through the year.


message 10: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3259 comments Pink, I'm going to be following the Infinite Jest discussion but not rereading it (too soon yet). Looking forward to it and really hope you all enjoy it.


message 13: by Nichole (last edited Dec 30, 2017 11:19AM) (new)

Nichole | 463 comments Here is the list for January:

Chemistry by Weike Wang (currently reading)
The Harvard Classics in a Year: A Liberal Education in 365 Days by Charles Eliot (I will start this year-long reading project on the 1st)
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon


message 14: by Beth (last edited Jan 25, 2018 07:57PM) (new)

Beth | 404 comments start City of God for a group read Jan-March

Henry V to read across Jan-Feb, unless I don't get to it until February...


message 16: by Greg (last edited Dec 30, 2017 03:40PM) (new)

Greg | 7684 comments Mod
I feel fairly sure I have overcommitted myself; so some boxes will probably fall off the train, but here is my plan:

Readalongs/Buddy Reads:

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Various Group Reads:

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (finish)
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Other Books on Hold via Library:

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman


message 17: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1314 comments my plans:
The Handmaid's Tale (book club read)
A Gentleman in Moscow (book club read)
Poirot Investigates (book club challenge)

If I have an extra time:
Finish The Last Hours (e-book)
Return to The Bronze Horseman


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Esther, you have some great books to read this month! The Handmaids Tale is one of my favourites and I’m really enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow


message 19: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1314 comments Heather wrote: "Esther, you have some great books to read this month! The Handmaids Tale is one of my favourites and I’m really enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow"

I was on the fence about The Handmaids Tale and am glad that a book club 'pushed' me into reading it.
I have heard so much about A Gentleman in Moscow I hope I love it!.


message 20: by Tasmin (new)

Tasmin Bradshaw (taz13) | 5 comments Assissans Apprentice by Robin Hobbs after all this time of me saying I would.
And maybe get to my non fiction books


message 21: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie I have added a few more to my planned books for January in message 11.


message 22: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca | 50 comments I am currently reading Tomorrow, When the War Beganand I will be starting An American Tragedy today. I have to admit that I may not get anything else read because of how long An American Tragedyis, I have read books of this length before but not a classic. Hopefully I will be able to read more if so I will post it when I have started it!


message 23: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Bradshaw (llawryf) | 657 comments Updated my plans in message number 5.


message 24: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7684 comments Mod
Rebecca wrote: "I am currently reading Tomorrow, When the War Beganand I will be starting An American Tragedy today. I have to admit that I may not get anything else read because of ho..."

I know what you mean Rebecca - An American Tragedy is a monster!


message 25: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie If I may voice my opinion, I really do not understand why the group chose to read An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. Both Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt are much, much better. It is a shame that this is the one chosen. Just my view of course.


message 26: by Leslie (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Greg wrote: "I feel fairly sure I have overcommitted myself; so some boxes will probably fall off the train, but here is my plan:

Readalongs/Buddy Reads:

The Sparrow by .."


Greg - I adore Vanity Fair! I hope that you will too :)
If you listen to an audiobook edition, I recommend John Castle's narration.


message 27: by Leslie (last edited Jan 28, 2018 08:34AM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Stupid browser on my Kindle Fire lost my list of books so here I go again...

I am currently reading The Captive and listening to the audiobook of Beguilement by my chosen author for our 'read the name' challenge, Lois McMaster Bujold :)

Various group reads & readalongs:
Infinite Jest (AAB readalong)
The Abbey Court Murder
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Zeno's Conscience (maybe)

I am not going to reread An American Tragedy (AAB Group Classic) but I might try to rewatch the movie version with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Cliff ("A Place in the Sun").

I hope to read A Gentleman in Moscow (AAB Group Fiction) but it is a very popular book so I don't know if any of my library holds will come in before the month ends! I put holds on both the Kindle & audiobook editions in about 4 different library systems and on the print edition & CD audiobook in my local library so we'll see...

Mysteries:
Dead Lagoon
The Ice Princess
The Vanishing Man
Over My Dead Body
(for my 'read the name' challenge)
Black Diamond Death
Tenant for Death {reread}
The Marco Effect (maybe)

Other Fiction:
Back in Society
The Vagabond
The Minister's Black Veil and maybe some of the other short stories in Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales
Martin Eden
(for my 'read the name' challenge)
Robinson
Moving Pictures

The Vicar of Bullhampton (maybe)
Melmoth the Wanderer (maybe)


message 28: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Martin Eden, which I just finished a week ago, is fantastic.


message 29: by Greg (last edited Jan 02, 2018 10:01AM) (new)

Greg | 7684 comments Mod
Leslie wrote: "Greg - I adore Vanity Fair! I hope that you will too :)
If you listen to an audiobook edition, I recommend John Castle's narration. ..."


Thanks for the tip Leslie! I probable will mix an audio version and a print version. Before I get the audio one, I'll check the narrator. :)


message 30: by Alice (new)

Alice Poon (alice_poon) I will continue with The Remains of the Day.

After that, I plan to read:

Peony by Pearl S. Buck
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng


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message 33: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7684 comments Mod
Raul wrote: "I will be reading:

Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

[book:We Have Always Lived in the Cast..."


I liked several of those Raul! Hope you enjoy them!


message 34: by Raul (new)

Raul Bimenyimana | 731 comments Greg wrote: "Raul wrote: "I will be reading:

Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

[book:We Have Always Live..."


Seeing that we share a common liking to lots of books I'm certain i will to!


message 35: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7684 comments Mod
Raul wrote: "
Seeing that we share a common liking to lots of books I'm certain i will to!
..."


:)


message 36: by Colleen (last edited Jan 22, 2018 03:22PM) (new)

Colleen  | 349 comments January reading plans -

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon - finished 4 stars
Winter Garden - finished 4 stars
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - finished 4 stars
The Sparrow
The Catcher in the Rye (think I read this in my younger years, so will be good to get a current take on it)
The Vacationers - finished 4 stars
Wolf Hall
Peter Pan
It's Always the Husband
H is for Hawk - finished 3 stars
11/22/63


message 37: by LauraT (last edited Jan 26, 2018 02:11AM) (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13415 comments Mod
These my probable next books:

Fabio Deotto Un attimo prima
Alex Howard Leggere è una faccenda da gatti
Edith Wharton The House of Mirth
Amor Towles Un gentiluomo a Mosca
Erri De Luca La Natura Esposta

Howard Fast  The Immigrants
John Connoly Every Dead Thing - Tutto ciò che muore
Laura Ingalls The Long Winter


message 38: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments My library holds on a couple of short story books have come in:
The Old Wives' Fairy Tale Book (the American title for The Virago Book of Fairy Tales) and
The Greek Myths


message 39: by Helly (new)

Helly (thehellyblog) | 3 comments I have no hard and fast decision about my TBR. I have read 9 books till date in January and I would probably continue reading Indian Authors whom I had deeply neglected all my life. Would also be picking up another Ishiguro, as I liked The Remains of The Day. My Current Read is Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford.


message 40: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Helly wrote: "I have no hard and fast decision about my TBR. I have read 9 books till date in January and I would probably continue reading Indian Authors whom I had deeply neglected all my life. Would also be p..."

I hope that you enjoy Cranford as much as I did Helly!


message 41: by LauraT (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13415 comments Mod
Leslie wrote: "Helly wrote: "I have no hard and fast decision about my TBR. I have read 9 books till date in January and I would probably continue reading Indian Authors whom I had deeply neglected all my life. W..."

I also loved it, even if I have to admit that by her I much prefere Wives and Daughters or North and South


message 42: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3259 comments Petra wrote: "I seem to have gotten myself into a few group reads for January:

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursela Le Guin
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
..."


I have finished The Lathe of Heaven and really enjoyed it. It's a "trippy" little novel that includes many social problems such as racial tension, global warming and overpopulation.

I'm 3/4 through Independent People. It's very well written. Yet, I'm not as drawn into the story as I could be. There are some strange reactions in this story that have me scratching my head.

I haven't started And Quiet Flows The Don and will move this to February.


message 43: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Patrick wrote: "Martin Eden, which I just finished a week ago, is fantastic."

I will be reading that soon. Several of you have so liked it.


message 44: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I have been making good progress on my list in post 27 except for the group reads! I will try to finish The French Lieutenant's Woman before February...


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