Just saw a new group form for this over on Ravelry, and I love the idea so I’m going to pledge :-) I probably won’t join the group, but thought I’d document my progress here, and maybe try and find some geeky thing for my sidebar as well!

So, to go back to my list of books from a couple of weeks ago (which was when I really started thinking I should read more!) I have on my list:

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres Mans
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Dune - Frank Herbert
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (haven’t read this, but always wanted to. It’s my favourite show by a huge margin)

Those are the ones I happened to underline on that day.

I also want to read:

Twilight (well, that won’t be hard, I got it for Christmas)
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood (and someone recommended Oryx and Crake)
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Forde
The Night Watch series - by Sergei something

Plus a bunch of stuff I can’t think of offhand. Also, I’d really like to go back and re-read some stuff I only ever read once, sometimes a loooong time ago. When I was a teenager I read a lot of ‘Classics’ and stuff that was really a bit over my head, and I don’t think it’s quite fair to say I’ve ‘read’ those books when I didn’t understand half of it.

Plus, audio books count :-)

I don’t think I’ll get to 52, but I’ll see how I go, maybe set 40 as a goal.

6 Responses to “52 Books in 52 Weeks”
  1. Ali says:

    Night Watch is by Sergei Lukyanenko, it’s a very different kind of urban fantasy series. Each book is split into 3 related stories. He’s up to three books so far (Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch) and Last Watch is due out in January. Can you tell it’s one of my favourite series? Hope you like it.

  2. Pixie says:

    Les Miserables had to be one of my favourites reads.. you will enjoy it and Happy Reading :D

  3. Mel says:

    Of your list up there, Dune, A Suitable Boy and the Night Watch series are a few of my absolute favouite books. Good luck!

  4. Jo says:

    I got Twilight for Christmas too, and Terry Pratchet Nation, but I need to finish the book I’m reading first, I can average a book a month, but every so often I get stuck on a book that is slow going and I’m on one of those at the moment….just joined http://www.goodreads.com haven’t added many books yet but seems like a good way to keep track of your reads and rate them so others and your friends can see what your upto…oops I’m droning on, one glass of wine and I’m off lol!

  5. Aberdonian says:

    That’s a good goal. I think I read about 40 books last year so it’s an achievable goal.

  6. elizabeth says:

    Oooh, I love your list! I’m slowly working my way through Margaret Atwood’s works. If you’ve not read her, Donna Tartt has two good books - The Secret History and The Little Friend. ALSO - The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass and for fun, A Confederacy of Dunces is awesome.

    Not that you asked. :o)

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