This is my third year of creating a personal “syllabus” to guide my reading. I like the idea of having an overall plan for the year. This year, as life continues to be rather challenging, I am finding it especially important to create a reading plan to meet those challenges or perhaps provide a bit of escape. My 2022 syllabus includes a variety of books to help me cope with whatever this year throws at me. I hope!
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My 2022 Syllabus:
a reading list
I have a small selection of books I read from daily. Here are some of my 2022 selections.
I’m working through a series of 2-Week Guided Tours for Reading the Bible.
I also like to read a bit of poetry every day. I have three that I’m choosing from right now:
One Hundred and One Famous Poems compiled by Roy J. Cook
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
100 Year Anniversary Books
I first read Siddhartha in my high school gifted class. It made a huge impression on me at the time and I’ve read it a couple of times since. It’s been awhile, though, and in honor of its 100 year anniversary, I’ve added it to my 2022 syllabus.
I’ve not read this one but it seems a good time to do so, especially in light of its 100 year anniversary.
There is a new film adaptation coming out on Netflix this year so I’ve decided to give Jane Austen’s final novel another read. It’s been well over 20 years since I last read it.
Chris and I planned to read this together last year but only got a short way into it. We’ve started over and are determined to finish it this time.
Who among us hasn’t fantasized about time alone in a simple cabin? This seems like a good time for another read of this classic.
The true story of a year without the internet, I’m drawn to this one as I seek a less digital and more analog-style life.
I’ve got a lot of weighty books on this year’s syllabus so I plan to balance that with something lighter. I happen to enjoy Amish fiction although I haven’t read any in several years. I’ve long been interested in the Amish and their simple way of life.
We have an Amish community not far from us. My daughter and I have gone to their annual sale event several times in the past and are hopeful that we can attend again this fall. She and I share an admiration for much about their lifestyle and enjoy learning more about them.
Several years ago I added a lot of free or inexpensive Amish fiction to my Kindle and I plan to read a few this year.
I think this is a good year to re-read old favorites, especially from my childhood. It’s been a hard couple of years and the future is still uncertain. If I can escape to a simpler time with a book, that’s a good thing.
Do you have any sort of reading plan for 2022? If so, I’d love to hear what’s on it.
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