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?


20. The List: Best Books I've Read This Year

~~I wouldn’t dare to underestimate any of you, as I’m sure you’d be better than I’ve been at reading your way through the List, but for the more casual reader I’ve made a shorter list of the best books I read in 2013. So, if you don’t want to commit to reading through the original List, I completely recommend the following books:

Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peter Pan by J. M Barrie
The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1984 by George Orwell
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Shining by Stephen King
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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