But I do have a overall plans to try and read at least two books a month (so 24 for the year). I would like to try and vary my reading some more and tackle some of the books I have recently been given.
- My Story (2014) by Julia Gillard (Update: read April 2015)
- Not That Kind of Girl (2014) by Lena Dunham (Update: read January 2015)
- Yes Please (2014) by Amy Poehler (Update: read February 2015)
- Hard Choices (2014) by Hillary Rodham Clinton
I guess that list says something about my admiration of strong, brave, funny, feminist women. However, I may throw in a volume by Stephen Fry along the way.
In addition to biographies, my keen interest (as always) is political economy - with special attention to social policy, wealth inequality, and gender issues. On my list for 2015 are:
- A Bigger Prize (2014) by Margaret Heffernan
- Slavery Inc - The Untold Story of International Child Sex Trafficking (2010) by Lydia Cacho
- The Omnivore's Dilemma (2006) by Michael Pollan (Update: read February 2015)
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) by Thomas Piketty
- Quarterly Essay 56 - Clivosaurus (2014) by Guy Rundle (Update: read January 2015)
- Quarterly Essay 55 - A Rightful Place (2014) by Noel Pearson
- Quarterly Essay 54 - Dragon's Tail: The Lucky Country After the China Boom (2014) by Andrew Charlton
I will have another year's worth of Quarterly Essay arriving and other non-fiction to add to this list as I go along.
In terms of fiction, my to-be-read pile changes regularly as I am often taken by a theme or an author or dip back in to re-read an old favourite (such as my annual Harry Potter spree!). On the list are:
Add to this list some of the new books expected from Kazuo Ishiguro (The Buried Giant), Anne Tyler (A Spool of Blue Thread), Irvine Welsh (A Decent Ride), and hopefully a new Robert Galbraith.
So overall it looks like a great year for reading. Can't wait!