2022 is around the corner, it's time to create a
more ambitious new reading plan. I divide mine into three sections, and I also include some non-classics:
- By Month/Events - I love to read certain genre/author in certain month, don't you?
- By Category
- By Author - in line with my Author Challenge, and because certain authors need to be read every few years.
📚 BY MONTH/EVENTS
1. The Tale of Genji by Murashaki Shikibu - READ
Since I'm going to read Tale of Genji for Non English category, I guess I might as well joining The Japanese Literature Challenge #15 hosted by Dolce Bellezza.
2. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
You are welcomed to join me in my yearly #DickensInFebruary to celebrate his birthday. This time it will be Martin Chuzzlewit. Same as last year, I will create a time frame, and will post weekly about what I've been reading. Please let me know if you're interested to join, then I will make it an official #ChuzzlewitReadalong. Otherwise, I'll be reading (and blogging) silently. :)
3. Orang-Orang Bloomington (People from Bloomington) by Budi Dharma - #BuddyRead2022
Starting 2022 I will read at least one Indonesian book every year. I freely admit that there aren't many Indonesian books which fit my taste, but I think I need to give my fellow countrymen/women a chance. And it would be a good opportunity too to inspire my non-Indonesian friends to read more Indonesian literature. I have added a "Indonesian Literature" category on the sidebar for this purpose.
For 2022 I've picked Orang-Orang Bloomington (a short stories collection), because Penguin Classics will publish the translation in April 2022; so if you feel like trying it after reading my review, you can buy the copy right away. :) It would be a #BuddyRead with my fellow Indonesian book bloggers: Melisa and Ratih.
4. The Attack on the Mill by Émile Zola - #Zoladdiction2022
5. L'Assommoir by Émile Zola - #Zoladdiction2022
Of course there will be another #Zoladdiction - the 9th - coming! I have abandoned my #RougonMacquart project for nearly a year, so it's time to be back! And I'll be reading one of the most mind blowing works from Zola: L'Assommoir. I also plan to read one of two Zola's short stories collections in my TBR pile: The Attack on the Mill. Official announcement will be published around end of February or early March.
6. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather - #CatherInMay
I've been maintaining a new habit these last few years - of reading Cather in May. Maybe I should create new hashtag #CatherInMay ? Hmm.... Anyway, I think it's a good idea - reading Cather in May, I mean - because after Zola in April, I would need something peaceful and soothing in May. :) Now, who wants to join me? ;)
7. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald - #JazzAgeJune
I didn't realized until now that I've set to read THREE short stories collection, despite of my reluctance to read this type of fiction. But, it might be a good thing, to get me to love it more. Anyway, JUNE is my month for #JazzAge reading, and for some years in future, I intend to read more from Fitzgerald.
P.S. You are also welcomed to join me if you want - doesn't need to be Fitzgerald; any #JazzAge lit will do. Or are you interested in co-hosting an event with me? Let me know!
8. Paris, Paris: Journey Into the
City of Light by David Downie - #ParisInJuly
9. The Girl, the Dog, and the Writer in Provence by Katrina Nannestad - #ParisInJuly
10. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier - #RIP
I think it's time to read another du Maurier's. I've read Rebecca few years ago, and loved it!
11. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
12. A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time
I might also re-read some Christmas-y short stories/novellas from Dickens, and/or other Christmas books I'll find along the way :).
📚 BY CATEGORY
13. RE-READ: Moby Dick by Herman Melville (picking up where I've left my #MobyDick2ndRead from last year! Hopefully this time I can really finish it)
14. PLAY: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov or a play from Ibsen... or Marlowe?
15. CHILDREN: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
16. 18th CENTURY: Evelina by Frances Burney
17. 19th CENTURY: Middlemarch by George Elliot or No Name by Wilkie Collins
18. 20th CENTURY: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren or A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
30. The Judge's List by John Grisham (?)