By Jorge Antonio Vallejos
It’s a new season and that means a new reading list!
Every season I look through my piles of books, some old and some new, and I make a new reading list. It’s fun but a little hard. A lot of books don’t make the list that I want to read. There’s only so much time I have.
And not all the books on this list will be read. I tend to find new books as the season goes on and I pick up books that aren’t on the list. For the most part I’m very disciplined and I stick to the list but there are times when I find a book at my local GOODWILL or used book store that I have been dying to read, or a friend gives me a book they know I’d like, and it’s on!
Every list I make has a lot of old books and recently published books. There are only three 2013 books on the list and they are all poetry: Archives of the Undressed, Einsteins Cat, and These Burning Streets.
Archive of the Undressed by Jeanette Lynes
Children of Ararat by Keith Garebian
Einsteins Cat by Zoe Landale
I’ll Be Right Back by Tom Wayman
My Best Friend Is White by Klyde Broox
Where Water Comes Together With Other Water by Raymond Carver
White Shirt by Laurie Macfayden
These Burning Streets by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
The Eel Ladder by Nancy Jane Bullis
The Last Thing Standing by Ann Shin
The Long Dance By David A. Groulx
The Time Traveller by Joyce Carol Oates
Fat City by Leonard Gardner
Rumble Fish by S.E Hinton
Fresh Girls and Other Stories by Evelyn Lau
The Contender by Robert Lipstye
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Memoir and Essays
The Night of the Gun by David Carr
The Prisoner’s Wife by Asha Bandele
Upside Down by Eduardo Galeano
Urban Scrawl by Erika Ritter
Motivation and Spiritual
Become A Better You by Joel Osteen
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
I’m Here To Win by Chris McCormack
The Lombardi Rules By Vince Lombardi Jr.
Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Poem Crazy: Freeing Your Life With Words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
The Situation and The Story by Vivian Gornick
Is this a long list? Yes!
Is this a lot of books? Yes!
After someone read my Summer 2012 reading list they said, “It’s ambitious!”
I’ll never read every book I want to in this life, but I’m sure gonna try.
If you want to join me in reading something together drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let me know what you think about the list by commenting below.
Now get reading!
Tune into Black Coffee Poet Friday April 5, 2013 for a VLOG showing all the books on my Spring 2013 reading list.