For those of you who don't know, I have a goal to read or get rid of all the books on my bookshelf by August 31, 2014. Why? Because I'm moving, either overseas or cross-country. I want to take very little with me and I've reached the point in my life where looking at my overstocked unread bookshelf makes me feel anxious. I want to have only new-to-me fresh books on my unread shelf. I want my unread shelf to be small and manageable. As books come in the door, I want to read them eagerly, not reluctantly.
December's Hit List is a serious reflection of my goal. I've pulled all books off my shelf that:
I've had for over a year
I keep passing over
It's a big stack. All those words will not pass from my eyes into my head in one month. I know this. Several books will go straight into the used book store pile.
In addition, I have my Classic Club book to read - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.