Not that I’m not a keen reader (I usually read over 60 books per year, which I like to consider an awesome amount, even though I have friends exceeding 100) but there are books on my shelves that I never read, and that I keep postponing because I bought new ones I’m way too excited about. You know the drill.
Yesterday, I was browsing through my bookshelf and some of them unread novels looked so sad and abandoned I just wanted to buy them more friends, but I had to smother that sweet addiction of mine and face the shameful truth: I’m being literary unfair.
Well, I’ve had enough of the guilt; I’m reading them this year. (I say this every year, of course, but I have faith that posting this declaration online will stir some additional bits of motivation in me, and I’ll finally read them.)
Anyway, here’s my list. (I did put some books that I recently bought through the list, because, well, that’s who I am.)
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
- The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
- The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
- The Shining, Stephen King
- Station 11, Emily St. John Mandel
- The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion / Read, November 2016
- The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett / Read, June 2016
- Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card / Read, February 2016
- Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin
- Room, Emma Donoghue / Read, March 2016
- Scarlet, Marissa Meyer / Read, January 2016
- Pandora, Anne Rice
- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
- I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak / Read, May 2016
- The Casual Vacancy, J.K Rowling
- Ship Breaker, Paulo Bacigalupi
- The City and the City, China Miéville
- To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sileg Larsson
- Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas / Read, June 2016
Have you read any of these books? Which one should I start the year with?
Happy New Year everyone!