Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve to Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. I am too so that is why I am participating this week.

Books I Resolve to Read in 2011

This year I am resolving to read more books that are already on my bookshelves. That's not to say that I won't buy any new books that would be crazy, ridiculous even, but I will read more books that I own.

Here are the top ten books I resolve to read in 2010:

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling- On January 1st, I declared 2011 the year I give Harry Potter a chance. I'd given up and just resigned to see the movies but I know there is a huge difference between the books and the movies, so I'm going to read them. Yes, I am.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - I could name the complete series of HP, but I only own the first four of the series and I am only including books that I already on the

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - It has been way too long. I have to read this book asap. That is all there is to say.

6. Wicked by Gregory Maguire - A few years ago I asked for Wicked for Christmas. As my husband always does, he went overboard and bought 4 of Maguire's books for me. Instead of starting with Wicked, which I had originally asked for, I read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister first. That book did a number on me, to say the least and a stayed away from Maguire's books. Now I'm ready to read his books again.

7.  At least one of the 4 Barbara Kingsolver books that I own

8. The Siren by Kiera Cass - I received The Siren from my friends 2 years ago for my birthday. They were excited to give the book to me because she is a local author and they know her. I hope to read it before my next birthday.

9. Monkey Bridge by Lan Tao - A former coworker loaned me this book. She wanted me to read it and never did. We no longer work together, but have kept in contact and she keeps asking me if I've read Monkey Bridge. I am ashamed to tell her that I haven't, so it is on the list.

10. I will finally finish The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - I've read the first 30 pages, but never finished it. This year I will.

So on December 31, 2011 it will be interesting to see if I kept my resolution and read all of these books. I do hope that this is one resolution I will be able to achieve.


  1. I've read most of these so it'll be fun to read what you think of them.

  2. Can't go wrong with Harry Potter! And I love S.E. Hinton - my favorite of her's is That was Then, This is Now. Great list - I wish you luck with it!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  3. I'm going to be reading The Poisonwood Bible this year...and possibly Lacuna as well.

    I have Wicked but I haven't been able to get past the first few pages yet.

  4. Harry Potter and S.E. Hinton sound like a good year to me! Hinton's written additional books set in the same time period and general location, if you enjoy that one. ("That was Then, This is Now" and "Rumble Fish" are two particular favorites of mine.)

  5. I listened to The Outsiders on Audio-books and Really enjoyed it. Have you ever tried that format? I recommend that you start with Bean trees as your first Kingsolver. Poisonwoond Bible is her best but also a tough read.

  6. I've a Kingsolver on my list too!...am looking forward to reading the Poisonwood Bible! As for Wicked...is this the story about the wicked witch of the East?...should be interesting.

    Good luck with the reading!:)


  7. I'm much interested in Pride and prejudice and may want to see your thoughts. Happy reading.

  8. Wicked is also on my list. I'm told it's the best of the author's books, so don't despair if you didn't like Confessions...

    I will be watching your blog for your reactions to Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice.

  9. Yes, Yes, YES to Harry Potter!! I can't wait to see what you think of them :)

  10. Both Harry Potter and The Outsiders made my list to! Here's to hoping we enjoy them. :D

    --Another Book Junkie

  11. Good luck with your resolutions! I hope you get as swept up by Harry Potter as I did!

    I read Wicked, and it was one of those books where I really had to force myself to finish it. When I did finish it, I wished I hadn't taken the time! For me, it was amazing that the musical I adore came from that book!

  12. Good for you reading the Harry Potters! I found it took me a while to get into the first one. In fact, I thought I wasn't going to like them, but it's totally worth it once the story gets going!

    I'm slated to read P&P as well--sigh

  13. I really need to get started with Harry Potter as well. It's just the last 3 are so long that they scare me :S... Hope you enjoy all the books :D

  14. I read the first Harry Potter and just couldn't get into it. But Pride and Prejudice is one of my absolute favorite books! I didn't enjoy the first time though (I was in middle school), but now that I understand Jane Austen's writing and read it more slowly, I discovered she's actually really funny. Good luck with you list!

  15. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-i-resolve.html

  16. I really really need to re-read the Harry Potters. We re-watched some of the movies over the holidays and I had to ask my daughters so many questions :( Wicked is on my list as well. My daughter says the Broadway show is different from the book so I'm interested to find out.

  17. For years I was a manager at Hot Topic, right in the middle of the Harry Potter craze. I resolved to stay as far away as humanly possible from HP. Eventually I gave in, and that day has consistently been the happiest day of my life :)


  18. It's great to see so many of you who are also reading Harry Potter. I though that I was going to be only of the lonely souls that hadn't read it yet. And Wicked, what is about this book that we haven't read it yet. I hope that we all make it through it.

    Thanks for all of the additional suggestions, especially S.E. Hinton. I already have some other titles on my shelves (I have way too many books) so I'll give them a chance too.

    Happy reading to us all!

  19. Enjoy Harry Potter! I plan to finish up the series this year. I have to read the last 3 still.

  20. The Harry Potter series is always a good set of books to read!

  21. Enjoy Harry Potter! I have to say I'm very jealous that you're reading these for the first time--I wish I could go back and read them for the first time again! I'll be looking forward to what you think of the series.

  22. Harry Potter is so awesome. Prepare for a treat! :-)

  23. I love that you have Harry Potter on your list! So epic.


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