Ten books finished in January!
- Aeschylus‘ Persians, Seven Against Thebes, and Suppliants
- Francine Prose’s Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
- Paul Kirchner’s The Bus
- Paul Kirchner’s The Bus 2
- Apostolos Athanassakis (translator) The Homeric Hymns
- Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings
- Richard Feynman’s The Character of Physical Law
- Dava Sobel’s Longitude
- Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others
- John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis’s The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
- Three of these were started last year.
- Two were graphic novels.
- Of the ones that weren’t started at some unremembered date last year, the average reading time was roughly 5 days.
Here are the books in my book journal that weren’t complete as of 1 Feb 2017:
- Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States (started 16 Dec 2016)
- Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote (started 20 Dec 2016)
- John Dryden (translator) Plutarch’s Lives, Vol I (started 6 Jan 2017)
- Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Other Clinical Tales (started 29 Jan 2017)
And here’s what I plan to start next:
- Rion Amilcar Scott’s Insurrections: saw him read from it at Bird in Hand back on 28 Jan 2017.
- Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad: an Xmas book as well as a writing class assigned reading for the end of the month.
So that’s where I am right now with my 52 Books. I expect to have A People’s History and Don Quixote finished by the end of the month, which, with Sacks/Scott/Whitehead*, should put me six weeks ahead of the challenge.
* I don’t expect to ever finish Plutarch’s Lives.