2018 Reading Plan

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

I went over my stats for 2017 yesterday, so this post is “previewing” the year ahead.

First and foremost this blog is dedicated more to READING more than anything else. So this year I’m aiming to AT LEAST read 45 books, which is 5 more than I’ve aimed to the past several years in which I more than surpassed each time. You’ll see at the end of this post my “planned” reading list.

BUT in addition to the books below I plan on reading several books at home throughout the year in small increments (10 pages apiece), first and foremost I plan on completing Leaves of Grass: First and “Death-Bed” Editions by Walt Whitman that I began last year and petered out during the fall. Beginning today, I’ll also begin reading The Rise of the West by W.H. McNeill. Once I finish each, I’ll begin another book. AND on the weekends, I’ll be reading “tame” or religious books again this year focusing on Sam Campbell’s Living Forest series. My mother read these books to me when I was young and now ~30 years later I want to read them for myself.

During the last few months of last year, I began posting more film reviews and I plan to continue that this year. I still have 19 James Bond films to review, all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many Godzilla films, and still both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My goal is to review at least one film per week.

So that’s my plan for this year, of course it’s just January 1 so who know’s what will happen.  But that’s enough for today.

Talk to you later…

Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron by Nicholas Fraser
Making Money (Discworld #36) by Terry Pratchett
Mirror Image (Op-Center #2) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists by George R. Knight
Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov
Unseen Academicals (Discworld #37) by Terry Pratchett
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles #3) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
Politics by Aristotle
Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld #38) by Terry Pratchett
Games of State (Op-Center #3) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Wonder That Was India by Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Second Foundation (Foundation #3) by Isaac Asimov
Snuff (Discworld #39) by Terry Pratchett
The Lost Realms (Earth Chronicles #4) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
William Miller and the Rise of Adventism by George R. Knight
The Martian by Andy Weir
Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett
Acts of War (Op-Center #4) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Political Writings by St. Augustine
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
The Sheperd’s Crown (Discworld #41) by Terry Pratchett
Genesis Revisited by Zecharia Sitchin
The Stuart Age by Barry Coward
Ulysses by James Joyce
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Balance of Power (Op-Center #5) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
Joseph Bates: The Real Founder of Seventh-Day Adventism by George R. Knight
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The Major Works of Anselm of Canterbury
Pacific Vortex! (Dirk Pitt #1) by Clive Cussler
When Time Began (Earth Chronicles #5) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party by Michael F. Holt
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt #2) by Clive Cussler
Light Beareres: A History of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by Richard W. Schwartz
State of Siege (Op-Center #6) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James
Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3) by Clive Cussler
Divine Encounters by Zecharia Sitchin
Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

6 thoughts on “2018 Reading Plan

  1. A film a week should really pump up your post numbers!

    Also glad to see some foundational (ha!) SF in your plans. While I’ve read a lot of Asimov, I think that trilogy, some of his robot short story collections and then his incomplete collection of short stories are really his best stuff.

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    • Yeah, I’ve had Asimov on my shelf since buy the trilogy from McKays on April 1…2015 (you can see why I’m going to be doing more home reads this year…so many books).

      I’ll probably rotate in-between film franchises after focusing on Bond so much the last few months (after reviewing On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).

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  2. It’s cool to see the latest Pratchett’s on your list! I didn’t get to them yet, I only read ‘Unseen Academicals’ of those, because I was really excited for it.

    I am looking forward to your movie reviews, especially the Bonds! I only knew the Daniel Craig ones until recently. But Mr. DZ is a huge fan and they had a pop-up channel on Foxtel last year that was dedicated to only James Bond movies. I think we watched them all! And now they are a big blur in my head haha. It will be good to read some reviews and separate them again 😀 Have a great 2018!

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    • Yeah. I began collecting Pratchett’s books a year and a half before I started reading them (when I had collected the first 20-some among the 30 out of 40). I began reading the Disc books in 2014, so it’s going to be weird when I don’t have any to look forward to.

      I’m glad to hear your looking forward to my reviews of the Bond films. There are some of the later Moore & Brosnan films I haven’t seen at all or in their entirety so I’m looking forward to seeing them (even if I don’t like them).

      Thank you and have a great 2018 as well.

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    • Thank you. History (includes biographies) and fantasy are my genres, but the past several years I’ve been grabbing philosophy/political theory books, literature classics across all genres, etc. because I want to become a well rounded reader.

      I have no idea how everything will turn out, but it’ll definitely be interesting not only this year but the next several.

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