2016 Reading Challenge

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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.)

  1. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  2. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  4. The Shining, Stephen King
  5. Station 11, Emily St. John Mandel
  6. The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion / Read, November 2016
  7. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett / Read, June 2016
  8. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card / Read, February 2016
  9. Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin
  10. Room, Emma Donoghue / Read, March 2016
  11. Scarlet, Marissa Meyer / Read, January 2016
  12. Pandora, Anne Rice
  13. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
  14. I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak / Read, May 2016
  15. The Casual Vacancy, J.K Rowling
  16. Ship Breaker, Paulo Bacigalupi
  17. The City and the City, China Miéville
  18. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
  19. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sileg Larsson
  20. Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas / Read, June 2016

7/20 read

Have you read any of these books? Which one should I start the year with?

Happy New Year everyone!

13 thoughts on “2016 Reading Challenge

      1. Hopefully you’ll like it, it’s one of my favorite book series. Theres a companion series with it called Enders Shadow and I would highly recommend reading the book Enders Shadow after reading Enders Game or sometime after reading it because it goes along with the book and was sooooo good!

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  1. There are some good books here! But if I were to choose a book from your pile to read right now, I’d head straight for Winter’s Tale. I absolutely LOVED that book — the descriptions, the characters, the details of the city, everything — when I read it over 20 years ago. I think it’s a perfect winter read. Maybe I should read it again!

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