I’ve never really felt the need to have a plan when it comes to reading … until I started studying creative writing and realised the importance of a book-log and journal in the life of a writer.
So here are some of my goals for 2016 –
Finally start reading Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Dad’s a huge fan and has been recommending this to me since I can remember. With 46 books in the series, I don’t plan to finish them in any hurry, but I just want to make a start.
Read more short story collections and single short stories – any recommendations are most welcome!
Re-read The Lord of the Rings (something I do every few years) before beginning and finishing The Silmarillon, a book that I have had a long and unfortunate history with.
And here are some of the books/stories already on my to-read list (among a whole ton of others, but one has to prioritise at some point!)
Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
After the Quake, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
How To Be Good – Nick Hornby
Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns – John Green
Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro
Runemarks, Runelight – Joanne Harris
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John Le Carre
Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
If I Stay – Gayle Forman
Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix, Seeking Crystal – Joss Stirling
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
Instructions for a Heatwave, After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell
The Physics of Superheroes – James Kakalios
Roger Federer – Rene Stauffer
Girl at the Lion d’Or, A Fool’s Alphabet – Sebastian Faulks
Other Voices, Other Rooms – Truman Capote
Sea Glass – Anita Shreve
The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Jostein Gaarder
Room with a View – E.M. Forster
The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
A Year in Provence, Encore Provence – Peter Mayle
Reading like a writer – Francine Prose (Re-read)
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder (Re-read)
The Opposite of Fate – Amy Tan
Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes
The Vesuvius Club, The Devil in Amber – Mark Gatiss
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul – Deborah Rodrigues
Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick
I’m always up for recommendations so fire away 🙂
Have a happy and healthy new year!