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New Year's Reading Resolutions

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

When I graduated from the English department at SJSU, I was given a "guilt list" along with my diploma. This intimidating scroll consisted of a long list of titles that I, as an English major, should read before I die. Working at a library, this list seems even more compulsory since I am surrounded by these classic and influential titles on a daily basis. Yet there are many books on this guilt list that I am ashamed to admit I have not read. Even if we do not have a printed "guilt list" of titles taunting us, most readers have a list in their minds of books they feel they really should have read by now. Some of us at Campbell have made a new year's resolution to cross at least one of those titles off of our to-read list this year. Here is a collage of our new year's reading resolutions.

Othello
by William Shakespeare
-Allison, Librarian
The Holy Bible
 
-Lisa H., Librarian
The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
-Lisa D., Librarian
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
-Stephanie, Senior Clerk
by David Foster Wallace
-Klara, Librarian
-Lucia, Senior Clerk
by John Milton
-Cheryl, Community Librarian
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
-Robyn, Library Clerk
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
-Marlene, Librarian
 
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
-Chris, Library Page
by Herman Melville
-Takako, Library Clerk
by Eben Alexander
-Shu-Hua, Librarian
Middlemarch
by George Eliot
-Lisa D., Librarian
Carrie
by Stephen King
-Chris, Library Page
Gravity's Rainbow
by Thomas Pynchon
-Klara, Librarian
Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo
-Todd, Library Clerk
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
~Marlene, Librarian
The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
-Robyn, Library Clerk
by Orson Scott Card
~Chris, Library Page

 

~Robyn's Bibliomania

 

What is your new year's reading resolution? Leave a comment and let us know!

 

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