Firstly I’ll start off by saying how badly I’m doing at my goal of one book per month. It’s April and I’m still on my second book because there are not enough hours in the day and I haven’t quite got the hang of reading before I sleep. Damn you Netflix – ha!
I will improve and I promise that after writing this I’ll pick up from where I left off on my current read instead of catching up on Greys Anatomy. Yes I will, yes I will, yes I will.
Here’s what’s on my reading list this year.
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness (finished and I rate it ***** stars) – This turned me into an emotional wreck; even thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. It’s about love and loss told through a teenage boy whose mum is very ill. One night a visitor appears at his window…and that’s all I’ll say. You have to read it and tell me what you thought!
The Girl with all the Gifts – M.R Carey (currently reading) – I won’t say too much but it’s an interesting twist on the ever popular zombie genre.
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt – I read about this book a few years ago and bought it with the soul intention of reading it in New York (since that’s where it’s set). That didn’t end up happening so it’s here waiting for me to start shortly!
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix – J K Rowling
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince – J K Rowling
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – J K Rowling
I guess after writing those three books above that I must confess that I grew up in the age of HP madness and never quite finished reading the books. Shocker!
My Inventions and other writings – Nikola Tesla – Lloyd is a big fan of Tesla and bought this book after trying to find it for awhile. He said it’s worth the read so it’s on my list.
Being Mortal – Atul Gawande – Another recommendation from Lloyd!
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson – Lloyd’s current read and one he’s struggling to get through…which means I will probably struggle as well but I’m willing to try.
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029 – 2047 – Lionel Shriver – This sounds way to similar to what’s happening politically in the world right now so it will be interesting to find the similarities.
Thanks for the Memories – Cecelia Ahern – I found this book on a beach in Mexico ten years ago and still haven’t read it. Something light hearted to end the list!
So that’s my list for this year! I really hope I’ll manage more than twelve but it will be a marked improvement on recent years.
What’s on your list?