Every year it’s the same old story. I take a look at my bookshelves and realize how many book I wanted to read but couldn’t thanks to lack of time… I wonder where is McGonagall when you most need her to give you a time-turner.
So I sat down and picked up 12 books I desperately need to read by the end of 2016. Of course the list of books I wanna read is longer than 12 but there is no need to put more pressure on myself. And as most of you might have guessed, I went for 12 due to the 12 months of a year. My plan? Read one each month. As you guys know I’m not good at following plans but the great thing about picking only 12 it’s that I believe I will have enough time to get to them, even if I don’t follow the plan, because I can compensate by, perhaps, reading two or three every other month.
Here is the list (Have you read any of them?):
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- The Book Collector by Alice Thompson
- It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- Among Others by Jo Walton
- The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber
I have another post like this about classics and both lists will constitute my reading challenges for 2016. At the end of 2014 I decided to make the A-Z reading challenge in 2015 and I’ve read a few of the titles I wrote down but not even half of them. I hope I can manage with these challenges next year because I will be a happy reader – well, I will be a happy reader reading whatever comes into my hands but it is always nice to achieve your goals, isn’t it?
I’m pretty sure this is gonna be my last post before Christmas so MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS! I hope you enjoy your time and don’t stuffed yourself too much – although I think that’s pretty impossible during this time ;)
Are you doing any reading challenges next year?