This is all going according to plan

I’m just getting started on my annual Another Year, In the Books post for 2012 (and it’s a doozy), and I just came across this list I posted in January 2012 of books I was hoping to read in 2012. I actually did okay on that, given how often my reading plans go off the rails.


  • The Sun Also Rises – Hemingway (re-read)
  • Money – Martin Amis
  • The Learners – Chip Kidd
  • The Aeneid – Virgil
  • The Metamorphoses – Ovid
  • Cultural Amnesia – Clive James
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  • Stories – Anton Chekhov (tr. Pevear & Volokhonsky)


  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Hemingway
  • Tender is the Night – Fitzgerald (re-read)
  • Under the Frog – Tibor Fischer
  • Chronicles, vol. 1 – Bob Dylan (re-read)
  • The Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavic
  • Life – Keith Richards

That’s better than 50%! Alert the media!

(Another Year, In the Books should post next weekend, in time for New Year’s. Maybe I’ll put together another Books Ahead post after that so we can see just how well I’m able to schedule my bookishness!)

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