I am going to start with Agatha Christie. I've been thinking about her since Megan mentioned reading all of the Hercule Poirot novels in November. I was a devoted Miss Marple fan when I was a kid, but I know that I missed many of Poirot's stories.
(This has nothing to do with Poirot, but I love the quote.)
When I went to Megan's blog to link to that post, I saw that she is talking about Poirot again today, which probably means me writing this post is kismet. (Except I'm not entirely sure what kismet means, only that I love the way it sounds and greatly desire to say it all the time.)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
My new favorite movie is John Carter. I'm not sure how I missed seeing it until now, except that I do recall the previews were not great, and I'm pretty sure the marketing campaign killed it before it had a chance. But now that I've seen it, I'm slightly obsessed. This brings me to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels. Watching the movie before reading the books violated my book-first rule, but seeing as how I was already into the movie before I realized there were books it couldn't be helped.
I remember my uncle had all the Tarzan books stacked in drawers. Slim, black hardcovers. Some held together with tape. I never really got into them, although I did read a few. I'm hoping that my journey with Barsoom will be a better fit.
I have been intrigued by her since Jennie mentioned them to me in a comment recently.
Shell was talking it up on her list of keepers from 2012. Everyone has read this book but me. And the 437 people who are currently on the waiting list for it at the library.
I read Unless last year and loved it so very much. I want to read the rest of her work this year. I might even try the poetry books.
What do you suggest I read this year? What will you be reading?