So Many Books, So Little Time

How to start off 2013? New Year’s Resolutions everyone knows you’ll never keep or a feeling of self-loathing as you shovel down even more Quality Streets left over from Christmas while promising that the diet would start tomorrow? I’ve vowed that in this New Year I will take part in a reading challenge, set by myself, to read over 100 or more classic books and decided that on the 1st of January, 2013 I would start and finish on the 31st of December. I would read all of them, cover to cover in that time while also posting reviews of them all each time I’d finish. Seemed easy enough. What could go wrong?

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16. By the Poolside and Beyond...

During my holiday in Cuba this year there were plenty of opportunities for me to laze about and read-two of my favourite things to do, after all! These additions to the Completed List mostly cover the time abroad but also account for the time between my last update and the holiday, and the few weeks since. I think I'll separate them for things to be clearer, into three different sub-lists (though they'll all count for the end of year Completed List all together.)

 

Before Holiday:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
Junk by Melvin Burgess
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Children's Encyclopaedia by Arthur Mee
Magician's Nephew by C. S Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S Lewis
The Horse and His Boy by C. S Lewis
Prince Caspian by C. S Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis
The Silver Chair by C. S Lewis
The Last Battle by C. S Lewis
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

 

During Holiday:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Divergent by Veronica Roth
About a Boy by Nick Hornby

 

After Holiday:

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1984 by George Orwell
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Feral Youth by Polly Courtney
 

Again, as per usual, if there are any books you feel tempted by, please comment and I can write a full review which you might hopefully find helpful. If there is time, I might do a few anyway, to get back in the swing of it. I do feel guilty that nowadays I don't write full reviews but often time is hard to come by, though I am on school holidays a little while more-maybe I could squeeze a couple in, but no promises :-)

   But I think what I'd like most of all is just a short comment or something to show that someone, somewhere reads my stupid ramblings and/or maybe finds them helpful. Ah, well...

 

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