My average, so far, is 1.2 books per month — yep, I’ve read 12 books in the last 10 months. Pretty low considering I went to study full time only in the latter half of the year and my previous job gave me loads of free time.
I don’t regret it though because there were other interesting things that happened early in 2014. For instance, I spent around a month focusing my heart and soul to the World Cup in Brazil and started following the Spanish football league while occasionally tuning in to select Prem matches. I also got interested in a couple graphic novels thanks to Jay.
But the next two months will be crucial if I want to raise my current reading average. Finals are approaching, sure, but I’ve been doing way better than expected. As long as I do the homework and do not show up on exam days unprepared, I’m pretty sure I have the ‘A’s in the bag.
And just to remind me of this quote commitment unquote, I’m going to make my reading list public. I always have trouble keeping my own promises so I will also set a minimum. At least 5 of the following should be ticked off by December 31. Okay, four. Three? No, four. I should read four of these before the year ends:
1. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
2. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
3. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson
4. The White Album – Joan Didion (I know, I know! Kumbaga sa bulaklak, matagal na itong nalanta sa bag ko.)
5. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
6. Laughable Loves – Milan Kundera
7. Neuromancer – William Gibson
8. Skinny Legs and All – Tom Robbins
9. Anthem – Ayn Rand
10. Hopscotch – Julio Cortazar