I used to be a big reader. Then somewhere along the line, I wasn’t any more. I’ve decided that this year, I am going to kick off a 3-year effort to catch on my book bucket list — the books that I must read or reread before I join the choir invisible. I’m going to list these book in the order I read them. My goal in 2019 is to read 5-10 Arabic novels in translation, 5-10 technology culture books, and 5-10 general interest book (which can include world fiction, or arcane stuff I have in my library that I have not yet read, or read years ago and need to revisit). I found that over the years, my vocabulary has gotten smaller, when it was quite extensive during my SAT years. Time to up my game again on the vocab front, so I’m keeping a list of words I don’t know that I encounter in these books. Th reading schedule I envisage means a book every two weeks or so, on average. That’s doable, while not interfering too intensely with my other resolutions for 2019.