The Celadon team share their reading resolutions for the new year.
By the Celadon Team
Co-Publisher & Senior Vice President
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This year, I resolve to read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I’ve been told by way too many people whose reading taste I admire that I would love it, and I know I will. The length and emotional turmoil are daunting, but I can tell it will be worth it!
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
This year, I resolve to read the horror/sci-fi classics that I never got around to. I recently finished The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Mademoiselle de Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Next on my TBR pile are Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell, and I just downloaded from Audible the H. P. Lovecraft Omnibus.
Social Media Manager
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
This year, I resolve to read Moby Dick. I can never get past the clam chowder chapter (it’s an entire chapter about clam chowder!) And while I’m convinced no one else has actually read the entire thing either (the most famous and oft-quoted line is the first sentence), I would like to finally tackle it. It’ll be nice to have a deeper understanding of what I’m saying when I use the phrase “white whale” metaphorically…
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
This year, I resolve to read Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood, which has sat on my various bookshelves for more than 10 years. I have lugged it around on planes, trains, and on reading resolution lists, but 2020 will be our year.
Senior Director, Consumer Marketing
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
This year, I resolve to read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. It’s one of my father-in-law’s favorite books of all time. And, since he’s one of my favorite people to debate with, I know we’ll have a fantastic discussion once I (finally) read it.