Episode 4 - 2017 Reading Goals / The English Patient Read Along

2017 Reading Goals. Join us for a read along of the English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Episode Four Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
- 2017 Reading Goals -
Emily:
1. 52 book reading challenge set on Goodreads
2. Volunteer for a literacy nonprofit
3. Get organized to read and listen in tandem to at least four books
4. Manage time with phone better so that it doesn’t interfere with reading time
5. Upon graduation in May, set an intention to work with books and philanthropy in some fashion
Chris:
1. Australian Women Writers Challenge
      The Dry – Jane Harper
      The Strays – Emily Bitto
      My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
      Some Everyday Folk and Dawn – Miles Franklin2. Classics Club
2. Classics Club
      Carmilla – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
      So Big – Edna Ferber
      The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
      A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
      From Here to Eternity – James Jones
      Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
3. Monthly author read inspired by the calendar: Masters of Literature, illustrated by Elisabetta Stoinich. Check out John Valeri website: http://www.johnbvaleri.com/ 
                January – William Shakespeare
                February – Jane Austen
                March – Charles Baudelaire
                April – Emily Dickinson
                May – Oscar Wilde
                June – Virginia Woolf
                July – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
                August – Marcel Proust
                September – Mary Shelley
                October – Edgar Allan Poe
                November – Franz Kafka
                December – The Bronte’s  
4. Willa Cather short stories. One of Ours is a favorite Cather read.
5. Books sitting on the TBR (to be read) shelf, hoping to read in 2017
                The Swarm – Frank Schӓtzing
                Look Homeward Angel – Thomas Wolfe

- Just Read -
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett (EF)
Patience - Daniel Clowes (EF)
The Horizontal Man – Helen Eustis (CW)
The Trouble with Women – Jacky Fleming (CW)

- Currently Reading/Listening -
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead (EF)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – Ruth Franklin (CW)

- Biblio Adventures -
Emily went to Speak Up storytelling event in New Haven

- Upcoming Jaunts -
Moby-Dick Marathon 20th Anniversary – Jan 7-10 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum
Chris and Emily will both read a portion on Sunday, January 8th
Moby Dick Big Read is a great audio version: http://www.mobydickbigread,com/

- Upcoming Reads -
The Book That Matters Most – Ann Hood (EF)
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje – Join us for a read along!
If you would like to submit questions/comments for the discussion, please do so by February 1. Email us: bookcougars@gmail.com