Thursday, December 2, 2021

2022 Reading Plan




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 


JANUARY

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.




FEBRUARY

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. :)




MARCH

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.



APRIL

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.





MAY

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? ;)





JUNE

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!




JULY

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


OCTOBER

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! 


DECEMBER

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
19. NON CLASSIC: Mrs. Osmond by John Banville (Banville's "sequel" of Henry James' The Portrait of A Lady)
20. NON FICTION: Into Thin Air by John Krakauer


📚 BY AUTHOR

21. HARDY/TROLLOPE: Barchester Towers 
22. EDITH WHARTON: The Customs of the Country
23. AGATHA CHRISTIE:   - Appointment with Death  - READ
24.                                        - Murder is Easy
25.                                        - And Then There Were None
26.                                        - Sad Cypress
27.                                        - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
 

                                                       📚 FREEBIES

28. The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous
29. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
30. The Judge's List by John Grisham (?)


8 comments:

  1. Mbak, I think I'll join you for the June's #JazeAge coz I happen to have Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby! hope I can stick to this plan, LOL.

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    1. Yayy! You know, I miss reading Great Gatsby too, but I still have 2 Fitzgerald's in the TBR, so I guess I better finish them first. :(

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  2. Fanda, your reading challenges are always so creative and fun. Good for you!! I can't commit myself anymore to any other challenges bc I'm a big fat flake. I'll just live through your reading journey and enjoy it that way.

    Here's the thing though: I plan to reread many of The Well-Educated Mind novels next year, and I put The Great Gatsby on my list. If it lines up with June (which would be an excellent time to read it), then I will join up w/ your #JazzAgeJune. I'm also planning to read House of Mirth, and if I line that up w/ May, I could join you for #CatherinMay.

    So we'll see as we get closer, and I will let you know.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth!
      Would be awesome if you could join me on #JazzAgeJune. Gatsby deserves to be reread once a few years!

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  3. It looks like a very enjoyable reading plan for 2022! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Robin!
      Have fun with your next year readings, too :)

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    1. I'm glad you're excited about Zoladdiction too, Brona! :))

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