Epic reading: my 2015-2016 Reading List

Hello, dear pond readers, thanks for joining me here today. This is an exciting day because I am going to reveal my ambitious epic reading list for 2015-2016. Is it long? Yes. Is it highly improbable I will actually read everything? Hellz yes. Is it going to be a fabulous adventure of the mind going to all these fantastic places? Absolutely.

Amazingly enough, as a side-benefit to terrific illness this winter, I am actually farther ahead on this reading list than I expected to be. Yay! Without further ado, here is my list in no particular order:

  1. Ubik by Phillip K. Dick<–Done! 🙂

    Shells by E.A. Schneider

    Shells by E.A. Schneider

  2. A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley<–Done! 🙂
  3. Dune by Frank Herbert
  4. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut<–Done! 🙂
  5. The Dispossesed by Ursula K. LeGuin<–Done! 🙂
  6. Codex Born by Jim C. Hines<–Done! 🙂
  7. The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines<–Done! 🙂
  8. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  9. Almanac for the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko
  10. Landfill Meditations by Gerald Vizenor
  11. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  12. Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by James Joyce
  13. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  14. Kwaidon translated by Lafcaido Hearn
  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Trillium by E.A. Schneider

    Trillium by E.A. Schneider

  16. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  17. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  18. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
  19. King Lear by William Shakespeare
  20. Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  21. A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
  22. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  23. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
  24. These High Green Hills by Jan Karon
  25. The Flamingo’s Smile by Stephen Jay Gould
  26. The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick<–Done! 🙂
  27. Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. Bluebeard edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
  29. Cinderella edited by Heidi Anne Heiner
  30. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  31. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  32. Moon Over the Back Fence by Esther Carlson<–Done! 🙂
  33. 100 selected poems by e.e. cummings
  34. Bully for Brontosaurus by Stephen Jay Gould
  35. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  36. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  37. The Prelude by William Wordsworth
  38. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  39. Once On A Time by A.A. Milne
  40. Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin

    Field of lace by E.A. Schneider

    Field of autumn lace by E.A. Schneider

  41. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin
  42. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  43. Bonk by Mary Roach
  44. Gulp by Mary Roach
  45. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  46. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  47. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  48. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit<–Done! 🙂
  49. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  50. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delaney
  51. Nova by Samuel R. Delaney<–Done! 🙂
  52. A Time for Trolls by Joan Roll-Hansen
  53. Female American by Unca Eliza Winkfield, edited by Michelle Burnham
  54. Frankenstien by Mary Shelley
  55. Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach
  56. Mangaboom by Charlotte Pomerantz<–Done! 🙂
  57. Star Trek Vanguard by David Mack<–Done! 🙂
  58. Around the World in 72 days and other writings by Nellie Bly<–Done! 🙂
  59. Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie<–Done! 🙂
  60. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie<–Done! 🙂
  61. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline<–Done! 🙂
  62. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson<–Done! 🙂
  63. Virtual Light by William Gibson

    Toad by E.A. Schneider

    Toad by E.A. Schneider

  64. Idoru by William Gibson
  65. Otherland by Tad Williams
  66. Pleasing the Dark by Richard Powers
  67. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman<–Done! 🙂
  68. Lockin by John Scalzi
  69. The Continent of Lies by James Marrow
  70. Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas<–Done! 🙂
  71. Suspicion at Sanditon by Carrie Bebris
  72. The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde<–Done! 🙂
  73. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
  74. Cradle in the Grave by Sophie Hannah<–Done! 🙂
  75. American Born Chinese by Gene Luch Yang
  76. Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood
  77. Giraffe by J.M. Ledgard
  78. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
  79. Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers<–Done! 🙂
  80. The Smartest Kids in the world and how they got that way by Amanda Ripley

As you can see, I have included a lot of titles from my 2014-2015 reading list but I did leave off several this year. Unlike in previous years, this reading list doesn’t include too many books that are longer than 600 pages. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to read most of this list over the course of the next two years but I also know that I’m sure to add titles to the list as new books come across my path. Hopefully, I will post some capsule reviews of the books I’ve read so far in 2015 soon. What about you, dear readers? Are you reading anything particularly interesting so far in 2015? Any big reading plans? Feel free to comment below and thanks again for joining me here at the pond.

Still water by E.A. Schneider

Still water by E.A. Schneider


3 thoughts on “Epic reading: my 2015-2016 Reading List

    • Thanks! I’ve been plowing through the sci-fi side of the list a lot but I hope to counterbalance with some Bard or C.S. Lewis soon. Are there any that you haven’t read that you’d like to prioritize? I find reading for friendship a huge motivator if you want a reading buddy! 🙂

      • If I knew I’d be able to commit to a co-reading, I would, but at present… there’s just too much up in the air. I will keep that in mind, though. ^_^

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