Except for Gustave Gilbert's Psychology Of A Dictatorship. This one I'll have to put on hold until I either move (back) to a country with a uni library that carries this, or have extra 200US dollars to spend on a copy on Amazon as this book is both largely out of print AND not online or in the collection of our regular or university libraries.
Apparently people find reading about the psychology of Nazi Germany uncomfortable here. Who knew.
So this year's list reads as follows:
The Story Of An African Farm by Olive SchreinerThis one is included in Project Gutenberg, so I could read this one right now if I wasn't so damn tired. Huzzah for the internets and awesome projects!
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneUm.. I actually have a copy of this in my drawer. Maybe a good time to finally cork it?
The Gift by Marcel MaussAn anthropology classic that was translated to Finnish from the original French in the early 1990s. Discusses the mechanics and meanings of gifting.
The Golden Bough by James FrazerAlso an anthropology classic. And I have this in my bag, but have so far managed to not read it for 2 months and instead have used it to train my left shoulder. Discusses magic and religious customs with colourful examples. Apparently Jim Morrison liked this book very muchly and thus it is hard to come by in libraries because Jim Morrison fangirls tend to cling to their copies.
My reasons are completely different.
The God Of Small Things by Arundhati RoyCurrently reading this. Not entirely sure what it's about except that it has child abuse, death, it's beautifully written and is terribly depressing.
The Jew Of Malta by Christopher MarloweA Machiavellian play? This can also be found on the increasingly awesome Project Gutenberg and my mission is to finish it this year and not get distracted. Mostly reading this because it's by Christhopher Marlowe and includes the most favourite quote of all time.
And that's it for my reading list for this year. The reason the list is so short is because there are entrance exams I need to study for as the exams here are mainly composed of items directly lifted from the entrance exam books that you need to know verbatim to score points as opposed to understanding the concepts. That's one thing. The other are the book projects I'm "working" on that require quite a bit of reading themselves, so it's not like I'm not going to spend the entire year ruining my eyes and posture with my nose in books and on the computer screen anyhows.
So this is my list. What's yours?