What We’re Reading: January 2020

What We're Reading: January 2020
What We're Reading: January 2020
The Celadon team share their reading resolutions for the new year.By the Celadon Team
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Deb Futter
Co-Publisher & Senior Vice President

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

This year I resolve to read A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry...it is the favorite book of so many people whose taste I love! (Would also like to finish The Magus by John Fowles which Jamie Raab loves and recommended!)

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Randi Kramer
Editorial Assistant

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!

Jaime Noven
Jaime Noven
Marketing Manager

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 Wildeand Mademoiselle de Scudéri by E. T. A. HoffmannNext 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.

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Rebecca Ritchey
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...

Lauren Dooley
Lauren Dooley
Marketing Assistant

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.

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer Jackson
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.

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