2011 Resolution List

For 2011 I had three reading goals:

Complete unfinished novel series.

    1. DONE – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) – Rowling, J.K.
    2. DONE – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) – Rowling, J.K.
    3. DONE – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) – Rowling, J.K.
    4. DONE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) – Rowling, J.K.
    5. DONE – Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9) – Terry Goodkind
    6. DONE – Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10) – Terry Goodkind
    7. DONE – Confessor (Sword of Truth, #11) – Terry Goodkind
    8. DONE – Children of the Mind (Ender’s Saga, #4) – Orson Scott Card
    9. DONE – A War of Gifts (Ender’s Saga, #5) – Orson Scott Card
    10. DONE – Ender in Exile (Ender’s Saga, #6) – Orson Scott Card
    11. DONE – Shadow of the Hegemon (Shadow Series, #2) – Orson Scott Card
    12. DONE – Shadow Puppets (Shadow Series, #3) – Orson Scott Card
    13. DONE – Shadow of the Giant (Shadow Series, #4) – Orson Scott Card
    14. DONE – The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori, #4) – Hearn, Lian
    15. DONE – Heaven’s Net is Wide (Tales of the Otori, #5 Prequel) – Hearn, Lian
    16. DONE – Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1) – Asimov, Isaac
    17. DONE – Forward the Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #2) – Asimov, Isaac
    18. DONE – Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2) – Asimov, Isaac
    19. DONE – Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)  – Asimov, Isaac
    20. DONE – Foundation’s Edge (Foundation, #4) – Asimov, Isaac
    21. DONE – Foundation and Earth (Foundation, #5) – Asimov, Isaac
    22. DONE – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #2) – Douglas Adams
    23. DONE – Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #3) – Douglas Adams
    24. DONE – So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #4) – Douglas Adams
    25. DONE – Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #5) – Douglas Adams

Complete the first 25 of the BBC The Big Read Top 100.

    1. DONE – Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2. DONE – Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
    3. DONE – Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
    4. DONE – Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
    5. DONE – Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
    6. DONE – Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
    7. DONE – The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
    8. DONE – The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
    9. DONE – Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
    10. DONE – Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
    11. DONE – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières
    12. GAVE UP – War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    13. DONE – Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Goodreads 2011 Reading Challenge: Read 52 books (Raised from 50 to 52 on Oct 21) Read 56.


Not Your Oprah’s Book Club (FacebookGoodreads) selections:
(Facebook page for Athens book club)

    1. DONE January- True Grit – Charles Portis
    2. DONE February – As She Climbed Across the Table – Jonathan Lethem
    3. DONE March – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
    4. DONE March – Then Again, Maybe I Won’t – Judy Blume
    5. DONE April – No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July
    6. DONE May – Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story – Isabel Gillies
    7. July also in BBC list above Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
    8. DONE August – And Then There Were None – Christie, Agatha
    9. DONE September – The Floatplane Notebooks – Clyde Edgerton
    10. DONE November – The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly

Offlist:

    1. A Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    2. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
    3. Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse
    4. DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education – Anya Kamenetz
    5. Being Geek – Michael Lopp
    6. The Next Fifty Years – Brockman, John
    7. The Road – McCarthy, Cormac
    8. Native Son – Richard Wright
    9. Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson
    10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

Resolutions 2011 DONE

Today is the 365th day of the year, so at the end, here is an update on my resolution progress.

    1. Complete unfinished novel series. At the previous update, I reported finishing the all the series on the list and adding a few more series. These additions are also done.
    2. Complete the first 25 of the BBC The Big Read Top 100 (from 2003). Pride & Prejudice, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Wind in the WillowsCatch-22, Gone With the Wind, Catcher in the Rye, Little WomenCorelli’s Mandolin, Birdsong, Wuthering Heights, and Rebecca are all done. War and Peace is the only one on which I gave up finishing.
    3. Attend more social events when invited. While I did not attend everything, I did attend more.
    4. Goodreads: Read 50 books. Done with 55.

These were pretty much abandoned:

    1. No more complaining about Blackboard, Inc. Because my employer entered a process to pick between Blackboard and its competitors, I really had to go quiet. It was not me the individual as me the serf.
    2. Go away more. Early in the year, I just got in car and started driving. I ended up in the next state. There were a few more trips like this. Then there was the wedding of friends and a work trip. It was not specific enough, maybe? Perhaps I needed a list of places to go?

I still need to figure out what I will do for 2012.