One of the many joys of being (nearly) done with graduate school is that for the first time in years, I can read exactly what I want. My reading list is no longer dictated by my coursework. To help myself focus that list, I've taken to joining a few reading groups. You've already read about the non-fiction one. Well, today, as I wait to go out for a run in the rain with Blog-free Kim, I discovered the 1% Well-Read read-along. While I won't read the book that it's based on, there is a list here, which I think seems a bit random, but aren't they all? There are books left off that I should think imperative for the well-read person to have read. I went through the spreadsheet and found that I am 14.79% well read. I didn't mark off any books to which I said "I think I read that, but I don't remember it."
Here is my list of ten books to add to my percentage:
The Blind Assassin (currently reading) finished
The Corrections (on my bookshelf)
Shame (on my bookshelf)
Choke (on my bookshelf) finished
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie finished, but was left cold. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day finished...and adored!
Independent People (won this one at the Greg Martin end-of-semester swap 2006)
12/2 ETA: I substituted The Bell Jar for one of the remaining books...so as of today, three left to read!
Any takers? Ten books in ten months. Easy peasy, right?