Congratulations on #64! Hawking is hard to read anyway, I mean the man is more than genius, he's almost sub human. I'm sure you will read more than those 4 this year! Happy reading
I hope you mean superhuman?! He's certainly a tough read. I tried reading it when it first came out, but stopped at the point where I realised that, individually, I understood every word of a paragraph, but collectively it made absolutely no sense to me at all - I simply couldn't get my head around what he was saying. Not his fault - I'd simply reached the limits of my understanding. Apparently very few people finish the book! I might try rereading it just to see if I can get any further.
My own plans for the year include rereading Sense and Sensibility (for the umpteeth time!) for my December book group meeting (not my choice, but I'm not complaining!). I'd like to at least start one of my history doorstoppers before the end of the year, and get a couple more classics finished - I feel ready for another one - but I'm not fussed if I don't. Reading will generally follow where the whim takes me.
Next year, I think I'm going to focus more on bigger books - I've got a stack of them to read, particularly non-fiction, and I've really not got a grip on them over the past couple of years. It'll almost certainly mean I undershoot my usual 50 or so books, but am going to regard that as a 'good' thing. Quality not quantity!