- A Book with More than 500 Pages
- A Forgotten Classic
- A Book that Became a Movie
- A Book Published This Year
- A Book with a Number in the Title
- A Book Written By Someone Under 30
- A Book with Non-Human Characters
- A Funny Book
- A Book by a Female Author (really, this is a category??) Continue reading
So I was really sick off and on at the turn of the year. I was also gearing up to take on a HUGE project with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Docent Corps, which is just now getting under way. So finally! Here’s my New Year’s Resolutions.
- Run a half-marathon in September. I’ve even talked my baby brother into doing this with me. So now to register for a 5K in early April, say a 10K in June…. This will also help with a secondary goal of catching up with my s-i-l’s miles on fitbit. As of today, she has 644 miles, and I 303 have miles. I plan to match her by the end of June. It will be a challenge as we both continue to accrue miles and steps, and she started 2.5 months before me (her August 18 to my November 8), but if I continue to try to walk 12,500 steps per average daily, there’s hope.
- Read more broadly. Continue reading
Several friends and acquaintances have been looking for book suggestions, so I thought I’d do a post when I realized my book suggestions were getting obnoxiously long for anyone’s wall. BUT because I read a lot of backlist works, that means LIBRARY and FREE, as well as some instant gratification that the”hot now” hold lists don’t give you. I also read much more broadly than the list below suggests, especially in the murder or thriller mysteries, so I need to think about how I’d categorize those a bit more for a separate post. I have also started to read more non-fiction, but that tends to be focused on Chicago, so that can also be another post for another day.
So here’s some author suggestions by category:
- Literary fiction: Barbara Kingsolver, Chris Bohjalian, Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Abraham Verghese, Khaled Hosseini, Pearl Buck, John Irving, Willa Cather, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott
- Fiction: Emily Giffin, Alisa Valdes, Maeve Binchy, Audrey Niffenegger, Gillian Flynn, Jamie Ford, Continue reading