Any good writer should be a reader, right? I don’t understand people who say they want to be writers, yet they don’t read any books. Isn’t that like wanting to be an artist when you don’t look at any art? Or wanting to be a musician but never listening to music?
In 2011, I’m planning to read more in hopes that absorbing a lot of good writing will help me to write better. I really want to read more YA (since that’s the genre I want to write), classic novels, and writing craft books. I want to make it my goal to read at least one book per week. That should be about 52 books for the year.
I also want to finish Proust’s behemoth of a novel.
I’ve read the first three volumes and because of the density of Proust’s prose, it’s taken me quite a while to get through them.
I’d also like to read The Sound and the Fury again (although that wouldn’t count as one of the 52 books). Words cannot describe how much I adore that book.
Do you have any reading goals for the new year? Please share! 🙂
Oh – and Merry Christmas to everyone! (Or Happy Holidays, if you prefer.)