Someday/Maybe Reading List

I have a challenge for myself this year: read a total of 24 books!

I’m the kind of person who feels incomplete without a book around me. I used to carry paperback books with me, but it was always one at a time. Sometimes, if the book was one of those 900 pages tomes, I wasn’t so eager to carry it around.

 But since I got a Kindle, my reading life changed!! My Kindle is a part of my daily possessions, and I open it whenever and wherever I can.

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There are months that I find myself reading 2 or 3 books simultaneously. It’s crazy sometimes because there are certain types of books that don’t match together (I mean, in this “simultaneity” scheme).  Like, reading two dark fantasy books together. Not okay. If the genres are too similar, I usually mix them up. It’s better to have contrast: a dark fantasy with maybe a very optimistic science fiction. Or, for instance, one fiction and the other non-fiction.

Anyways, today I stopped to do some math.  I have a list I’ve been keeping for some time now with all the books I want to read one day. It’s not necessarily the goal list for this year, or this month. It’s more like a lifetime list.

So, this list has 196 titles. My 2013 goal is 24 books, so I would probably complete 12% of the list, if I chose to read titles from that list.

BUT, Since I’ve joined book clubs on Goodreads, I have monthly new and interesting suggestions, other than those on my list.

SO, you might be thinking, “it’s insane! You’re never going to finish that!”. Well, that’s the beauty of it, it’s a “someday/maybe” list. I don’t feel obliged to follow it item by item, I use it when I don’t have any idea what to read next. And it’s good to know that there are so many other things to explore! I highly recommend it!

For instance, last year I read only 3 titles from this list, the rest were book clubs picks and friend’s suggestions… 🙂

So, here goes my “someday/maybe” list. Hope you enjoy!

Title Author Publication Year
2312 Kim Stanley Robinson 2012
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) Arthur C. Clarke 1968
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking 1988
A Magic of Twilight (The Nessantico Cycle #1) S.L. Farrell 2008
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) George R.R. Martin 2000
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 1854
Agincourt Bernard Cornwell 2008
American Gods Neil Gaiman 2001
Animal Farm George Orwell 1945
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Oliver Bowden 2010
Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance Oliver Bowden 2009
Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines and How It Will Change Our Lives Miguel Nicolelis 2011
Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars, #1) Luke Romyn 2012
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) Gail Carriger 2010
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) Cherie Priest 2009
Burning Chrome William Gibson 1986
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) Gail Carriger 2010
Childhood’s End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
Contact Carl Sagan 1985
Cosmos Carl Sagan 1980
Count Zero (Sprawl, #2) William Gibson 1986
Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) Anne Bishop 1998
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) Douglas Adams 1987
Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #1) C.J. Cherryh 1981
Dragonflight (Pern, #1) Anne McCaffrey 1968
Dragons of Autumn Twilight  (Dragonlance Chronicles #1) Margaret Weis 1984
Empire State (Empire State, #1) Adam Christopher 2012
Enemy of God: A Novel of Arthur Bernard Cornwell 1996
Evolution Stephen Baxter 2002
Excalibur (The Arthur Books, #3) Bernard Cornwell 1997
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett 1978
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) Ken Follett 2010
First King of Shannara (Shannara, #0) Terry Brooks 1996
Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2) Isaac Asimov 1952
Good Omens Terry Pratchett 1990
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond 1997
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) Gail Carriger 2011
I, Robot Isaac Asimov 1950
Johnny Mnemonic William Gibson 1981
Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3) Bernard Cornwell 2006
Mindstar Rising (Greg Mandel, #1) Peter F. Hamilton 1993
Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl, #3) William Gibson 1988
Nightfall Isaac Asimov 1990
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1) William Gibson 2003
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 2011
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3) Isaac Asimov 1953
Small Gods (Discworld, #13) Terry Pratchett 1992
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) Gail Carriger 2009
Spin Robert Charles Wilson 2005
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961
Sword Song (The Saxon Stories, #4) Bernard Cornwell 2007
Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! – The Play Terry Pratchett 1992
Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms (The Play) Stephen Briggs 2000
Terry Pratchett’s Mort (The Play) Terry Pratchett 1996
The Android’s Dream John Scalzi 2006
The Archer’s Tale (The Grail Quest, #1) Bernard Cornwell 2000
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) Joe Abercrombie 2006
The Burning Land (The Saxon Stories, #5) Bernard Cornwell 2009
The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar, #1) Tad Williams 2012
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory Brian Greene 1999
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) Robert Jordan 1990
The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality) Brian Greene 2003
The Flying Sorcerers Peter Haining 1997
The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1-3) Isaac Asimov 1951
The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov 1972
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos Brian Greene 2011
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Victor Hugo 1831
The Languages of Pao Jack Vance 1958
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) Bernard Cornwell 2004
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) Scott Lynch 2006
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) C.S. Lewis 1950
The Magicians Lev Grossman 2009
The Mission (Remnants of the Past, #1) Bill Talcott 2011
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) T.H. White 1958
The Pale Horseman (The Saxon Stories, #2) Bernard Cornwell 2005
The Princess Bride William Goldman 1973
The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut 1959
The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles, #4) Anne Rice 1992
The Time Machine/The Invisible Man H.G. Wells 1969
The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells 1898
The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur Bernard Cornwell 1995
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) Patrick Rothfuss 2011
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) Gail Carriger 2012
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum 2012
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures Malcolm Gladwell 2009
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) Ken Follett 2012
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3 thoughts on “Someday/Maybe Reading List

  1. What a list! I’ll be (virtually) cheering you on … you already know how impressed I am by your ambition 🙂 Are you going to review the books on your blog as well?

  2. Pingback: Noisy Deadlines | An ocean of inexplicability and Cosmos

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