The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Tempest or Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor (I read this in college in LOVED it)
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Woe is I (or maybe Woe is I Jr.) by Patricia T. O'Conner**
something by George Eliot**
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee*
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut* **
You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe* **
something by Henry James**
After reading this list, if you think I'm crazy, I don't blame you. I think I'm crazy too. And I'm having second thoughts. Especially since last year's list was so much simpler and I didn't even read them all.
*Jed's picks for me
12/31/11 Notes: I read one chapter of Beloved in May. I read maybe three or four of the stories in Winesburg, Ohio in September or so. I read the first 20 pages or so of Woe is I in October. I read the opening scene of Taming of the Shrew in October or so. And I downloaded Mansfield Park to the Kindle.