Resolution for 2007: no more books!

Posted by Thomas Sutton on January 4, 2007

One of my resolutions for 2007 is to beat my book buying habit. Too often I find myself buying a new book, reading the first few chapters, and abandoning it in favour of another new purchase. I have a deck of playing cards which I used a bookmarks and almost all of them are in books, some of which I began reading more than two years ago. I therefore resolve not to buy another book (excepting required textbooks) until I’ve finished those I already own. To start with, I’ve selected twelve shorter unread books:

  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • Thorstein Veblen, Conspicuous Consumption
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • Harry Brighouse, Justice
  • Alastair Hannay, On The Public
  • Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  • Jonathan Mills (ed.), Barons to Bloggers: Confronting Media Power
  • Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy
  • Chris George, The Book of Digital Photography
  • Karen Cheng, Designing Type
  • Gordon Rennie, David Bishop, Simon Jowett, Peter Evans & James Swallow, I Am the Law
  • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles

This post was published on January 4, 2007 and last modified on September 4, 2020. It is tagged with: books, life.