For the third year in a row, I've made a list of genres or types of books that I hope to read in the coming year. This is a way to encourage variety in my reading and leave room for non-list reading as well.
This year I modified last year's list to fit this theme: unfinished books to restart and complete.
As always, a book my fulfill more than one item, and order is unimportant.
1. poetry by a "dead giant"
2. feminist work
3. SF/speculative fiction
4. a work in translation
5. a work from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list
7. literary canon
8. poetry by a contemporary poet
9. poetry craft/theory
10. mystery or thriller
12. prize winner
13. other nonfiction
14. author of color
15. character of color as protagonist