80. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time– Mark Haddon
Yes, I’ve read it before. Jeesh. Are re-reads not allowed? Yes, they count. I like to re-read books I liked the first time. This one stood up pretty well to another go. There’s an aspect to this book that I enjoy when I encounter it, but to tell you what that aspect is might ruin it for you a bit. Maybe. It’s fun and quick and a little bit sad. Just go read it.
So I read as many books as I read last year. But that wasn’t the goal, was it? The goal was to read lots and lots of classics that I should have read a long time ago. FAIL. OK, not a total fail, but a very big one indeed.
My goal was to read “oh, let’s say 50” from a long list I made up.
Sense and Sensibility (Austen)
Mansfield Park (Austen)
Treasure Island (Stevenson)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Silitoe)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia Marquez)
Seven is better than ZERO, I guess. Onward! 2010!