In 2015, I vow to have no reading resolutions. I will read what moves me, when it moves me, at the speed at which it moves me. I will buy books new. I will rent books from the library. I will pull already-read books off my shelves.
I will not try to read a book a day, or a book a week, or a certain number of books in the year. I’d rather read mindfully. I’d rather do whatever I like.
That being said, I do want to throw in one goal. Before my courses begin for my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, I’d like to have some idea who I might be learning from. So here are a few of the authors and titles I’ll be keeping in mind (and please forgive me if I’ve missed someone):
- Annabel Lyon: The Golden Mean
- Nancy Lee: The Age
- Joseph Boyden: The Orenda
- Michael Winter: The Architects Are Here
- (teens and children) Maggie deVries: Hunger Journeys, Rabbit Ears
- Charlotte Gill: Eating Dirt
- Kevin Chong: Neil Young Nation
- Wayne Grady: Bringing Back the Dodo
- Deborah Campbell: This Heated Place
- (graphic novel) Sarah Leavitt: Tangles
- (playwriting) Stephen Hunt: The White Guy
- (poetry) Susan Musgrave: Origami Dove