2017 – The Year to Read!

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I know it’s a bit late for a New Year post, but I’ve just managed to settle back into normal life! I’ve been reviewing what I read last year and I really did read some amazing books. I want to make sure that I do the same this year so I’m setting myself a bit of a challenge to keep my reading frequent and varied. By the end of the year I want to tick all of the following off the list:

  • Read at least 2 books a month
  • Read at least 2 autobiographies
  • Make a start to the Lord of the Rings
  • Read at least 5 new Stephen King books
  • Read at least 2 books recommended by my favourite TV characters
  • Read the complete Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Read 3 new releases this year
  • Read at least 1 book by a new author
  • Join a new book club
  • Read at least 3 books of short stories
  • Write a blog post twice a month!

I’ve left the list quite open so that I’m not too restricted; I still want to be able to read what I feel like at the time (I’m not very good at sticking to my reading lists!) But I think that following this will give me some good variety. Anyway, I’ve got to go and read!

October To Read

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My goal is to read two or three books this month, but I have a busy month so I’d be happy to get through any! So these are my choices:

My Husband’s Wife, by Amanda Prowse

I’m attending Guildford Book Festival Readers’ Day next week and one of the speakers is Amanda Prowse, so I thought that it would be appropriate for me to read her latest book, My Husband’s Wife. I have only read one of Prowse’s books before (What Have I Done?) but I really enjoyed it. In fact, it’s one of those books that I can really remember the story well and remember my feelings while reading it, so I have high hopes for this one! Very much looking forward to hearing Prowse discuss it next weekend.

The Regulators, by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman)

Next on my list of Stephen King to reads is The Regulators. I have chosen to read this one next as I recently discovered that this novel is linked to one of King’s other books; Desperation. I read Desperation probably about 10 years ago and although I can’t remember an awful lot about it I remember that I loved it! I’ve also become intrigued by King’s Bachman era – I originally dismissed these books after reading Thinner as I didn’t think much of it, but I recently read The Running Man, a fast paced dystopian story, which has made me rethink the worth of these books.

 Childhood Favourites

I thought that it would be a nice idea to re-read some of my childhood favourite books to see how they compare as an adult! Watch this space for a blog post about these…!