09 February 2014

2014 Reading Goals

I've been meaning to write this post for ages, but it keeps slipping away from me. Between finding a good list of books "you should read," and rooting through to find the ones that actually look like something you'll enjoy...it's a process. I've even kept Haley's blog post as an open tab to motivate myself to write it. She wrote that post almost a month ago...and I'm just now getting to it. #oi

Anyway, as this army from Monty Python would say:
"Get on with it!"
Never Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro
The Cuckoo's CallingRobert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

Story of a SoulSt. Therese
Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo

The Four LovesCS Lewis
ConfessionsSt. Augustine

ConfessionsSt. Augustine
Picture of Dorian GreyOliver Wilde

OrthodoxyGK Chesterton
Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh

OrthodoxyGK Chesterton
Twelfth NightShakespeare

As You Like ItShakespeare
Mansfield ParkJane Austen

Til We Have FacesCS Lewis
The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoevsky
Why Matter MattersDavid P Lang

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early ChurchScott Hahn
The Seven-Storey MountainThomas Merton

Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy NarrativesPope Benedict XVI

Catch up + find a good Advent devotion

So there we go! I feel like this is a bit of an ambitious list, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. If I can accomplish all of these readings, I'll be pretty satisfied and I think I'll feel way more cultured and educated. ;)

If you have any reading suggestions, please leave a comment! Especially if it has anything to do with marriage preparation (gotta work on that) or French kings/queens (very interested in that right now)!


  1. Breaking it up month-by-month is an excellent idea! My reading lists usually go like this: "I want to read these 300 books sometime in the near future. Ok, now I deserve a cookie. *doesn't read anything*"

  2. Mine too! I also have the habit of buying loads of books but never reading them. My list includes some of those books, so I'm trying the whole "kill two birds with one stone" thing. Happy reading!