2013 Reading Agenda

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Over the weekend, I started thinking about some of the books that I wish to include in my 2013 reading agenda.  There are tons of books that I wish to read, however, I included the ones that I have waited to read for some time or that at one point, have awakened my curiosity.  If time allows it, I will be adding a few more to the list, as I go.  Here are the ones that made it to the list.

JanuaryGenerosity by Richard Powers (This one was suggested to me)

February The Lace Reader by Brumania Barry

MarchA Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

April The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

MayGreat Tales of Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

JuneSecrets of the Freemasons by Michael Bradley

JulyAleph by Paolo Coelho

AugustDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

SeptemberConfessions by St. Augustine

OctoberThe Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

NovemberThe Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

DecemberLetters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

As an extra on the list I added Twilight of the Gods by Adam Pffefer.

As you can see, this list has some old, some classics, some new, and as far as genres, it is all over the place.  I like to mix things up a bit.  There are tons of classics that I would love to read, and some that I want to read again, and there are many new authors whose works pick at my curiosity and make it to the beginning of the list. Titles capture my attention, reviews not so much, since everyone has their own guidelines for reviewing as well as taste in what speaks to them or not.  Usually, I don’t go by reviews when selecting a book.  One thing that does influence what I select is format.  For some reason, I do not enjoy reading an e-book format; I prefer to have the real tome in my hands.  It is just not the same experience, for me.  Anything else, I can read on the PC, as long as it is not too long, but books, I like to experience as a whole.

Do you enjoy one format more than the other?