Studying a novel critically is very different from reading a novel purely for enjoyment. I've discovered that literature is hard work! Between reading critics T.S. Eliot and Aristotle, and poets William Blake and Coleridge, I find no time for writing a review. Literature, instead of a pleasant hobby has become an a necessary study item for upcoming exams.
The reviews that I will write (hopefully) will mostly be of books that I have already read. For me, the most enjoyable part of anything - be it watching a movie or reading a book - is the discussion that takes place afterward. The critical analysis and arguments about what happened, why it happened and how it should have happened is something I look forward to more than the reading itself. And then who doesn't love re-reading their favorite parts? The scene between Darcy and Elizabeth after the proposal in Pride and Prejudice is one which I never tire of.
The suggestion of a new author or novel is always welcome. I've already on my list of novels to read Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Middlemarch. Let the new year start - then I'll make my resolution!