One of my goals for 2011 (see: The Anti-List List) is to read 2 – 3 books a month and review one of them a month. Last month I read Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and Paul Auster’s Sunset Park. I’ve written a meandering review of Paul Auster’s novel, which is currently in the process of editing, so keep an eye out!
This month I plan to actually finish Carol Sklenicka’s Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life. Upon completion, I plan to dive into Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, heralded as one of 2010’s best books (if not best book) by pretty much everyone in the world. (Okay, maybe not everyone.)
These books and this month are the beginning of The Things They’re Reading. Check the sidebar to see what Shane and I are currently reading along with a hashtag to follow live tweets of what we’re reading. Reply with the hashtag to get in on the conversation or let us know what you’re currently reading. This is an experiment that may fail and may offend people who don’t believe Twitter is productive or that reading is a solitary action. To those people: Try not to look at the middle of our sidebar.