When I turned 37 last month, I started thinking of all the things that I want to do before I turn 40!
One of my goals was to make a list of 40 classics that I want to read (or re-read) over the next three years.
So, I made my list here in this post and, obviously, reading the 40 books on my list is another thing on the list.
Which is never gonna happen if I don't finally sacrifice some brainless nighttime tv that I've been watching.
*insert long sigh*
What a dreadful habit to get into at night after the kids are all tucked in their beds.
I kind of regret that I've found myself feeling like I "deserve" a few shows each night.
I wonder why I didn't tell myself that I "deserve" to read beautiful classic books instead?
Being able to read is a gift and I'm bound and determined to make better use of my time.
Linking up with:
When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before;
you see more in you than was there before."
1. A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille CHECK.
2. The Chosen by Chaim Potok
3. Little Britches by Ralph Moody
4. Laddie by Jeanne Stratton-Porter
5. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery CHECK.
6. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour
7. The Declaration of Independence
8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
10.The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
11.Walden by Henry David Thoreau
12.Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe CHECK.
13.The Odyssey by Homer
14.The Magna Charta
15.The Monroe Doctrine
16.The Making of America by W. Cleon Skousen
17.Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
18. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
19.Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
20.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
21.Walden by Henry David Thoreau
22.The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
23.The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
24.The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
25.Persuasion by Jane Austen
26.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte CHECK
27.Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
28.Eight Cousins by Lousia May Alcott
29.Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
30.Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
31.War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
32.Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
33.Soldiers, Statesmen and Heroes by Jay A. Parry
34.Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
35.The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom CHECK
36.Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
37.The Real Thomas Jefferson by Andrew Allison
38.The Virginian by Owen Wister
39.Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
40.The Real Benjamin Franklin by Andrew Allison