Hah! I have often made the same pledge. I don't think I've ever succeeded. Good luck, though!
On Garcia Marquez, I have One Hundred Years of Solitude out right now from the library. Do you have any particular recommendations for where I should go from there? I don't know if I want to tackle that and Love in the Time of Cholera back to back, so to speak. So I guess I'm thinking more minor works?