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READING PLAN | 2015

As in 2014, I’m continuing to try to broaden my literary horizons, and aim for quality over quantity. The tasks for 2015 are as follows:

1. READ 100 BOOKS. Because you always need a goal.
I keep track of this one with my Goodreads bookshelf (and in my spreadsheet of course).

2. READ NORDIC LITERATURE. Because these books are like a little piece of home.

2.1 Read 5 books in Swedish
    1. Helgonet by Carin Gerhardsen ★★★★ (01.31)
    2. Den Kalla Elden (Strange Shores) by Arnaldur Indriðason ★★★ (05.02)
    3. Svart Gryning by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind ★★★★ (06.28)
    4. Lejontämjaren by Camilla Läckberg ★★★★★ (07.26)
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2.2 Read 15 books by Nordic authors
    1. Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ★★★★ (01.13)
    2. Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ★★★ (01.18)
    3. Helgonet by Carin Gerhardsen ★★★★ (01.31)
    4. My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ★★★ (02.06)
    5. Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt ★★★★ (03.14)
    6. An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell ★★★★ (03.20)
    7. The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler ★★★★★ (03.24)
    8. The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell ★★★★ (03.26)
    9. One Step Behind by Henning Mankell ★★★ (04.04)
    10. Firewall by Henning Mankell ★★★ (04.19)
    11. The White Lioness by Henning Mankell ★★★ (04.22)
    12. The Day Is Dark by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ★★★ (04.26)
    13. The Pyramid by Henning Mankell ★★★★ (04.29)
    14. Den Kalla Elden (Strange Shores) by Arnaldur Indriðason ★★★ (05.02)
    15. The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell ★★★ (05.07)

3. REREAD OLD FAVOURITES. Because every now and then you need to reconnect with old friends.

3.1 The Harry Potter Books
    1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ★★★★★ (03.16)
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★ (04.09)
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★ (05.30)
    4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ★★★★★ (06.05)
    5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ★★★★★ (06.28)
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ★★★★★ (08.08)
    7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ★★★★★ (09.23)

3.2 The Millennium Books
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4. FINISH/CATCH UP ON 5 SERIES. Because I’m starting new ones faster than I finish the old ones.
    1. Rizzoli and Isles by Tess Gerritsen, book #11 read (Feb)
    2. Bishop/Special Crimes Unit by Kay Hooper, book #15 read (May)
    3. Wallander by Henning Mankell, books #3-10 read (Mar-May)
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5. READ 5 NEW AUTHORS. Because sometimes you need to make new friends.
    1. Austenland by Shannon Hale ★★ (01.03)
    2. Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ★★★★ (01.13)
    3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell ★★ (01.24)
    4. Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill ★★★ (01.24)
    5. In the Woods by Tana French ★★★★ (02.04)

6. READ 10 NON-FICTION BOOKS. Because there is a world outside of fiction.
    1. Choose Your Own Authobiography by Neil Patrick Harris ★★★ (01.05)
    2. Yes Please by Amy Poehler ★★★★ (05.26)
    3. As If! by Jen Chaney ★★★ (09.15)
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7. READ 15 BOOKS FROM MY CLASSIC CLUB LIST. Because they are classics for a reason.
    1. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ★★★ (03.09)
    2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ★★★ (06.29)
    3. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne ★★★★ (07.07)
    4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ★★★★ (07.12)
    5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ★★★★ (08.01)
    6. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis ★★★★ (08.15)
    7. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis ★★★★ (08.18)
    8. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis ★★★ (08.22)
    9. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis ★★★ (08.29)
    10. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis ★★ (09.30)
    11. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis ★★★ (10.06)
    12. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★ (11.13)
    13. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★ (11.14)
    14. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★ (11.17)
    15. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux ★★★ (11.30)

8. WRITE 10 BOOK REVIEWS. Because it is good to voice your opinions.
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9. PARTICIPATE IN A GROUP READ. Because reading can be a group activity.
    1. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter ★★★ (Nov)

10. PARTICIPATE IN A READ-A-THON. Because sometimes you need to just read.
    1. Bout of Books 13 (May)



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