The backstory: I’ve been in a reading rut. Before university, I would read 2-3 books a week and now, it’s more like a book a month, or I just recycle the books I’ve already read [Harry Potter being the main series I re-read]. This summer, I haven’t got solid plans yet and don’t intend on spending it in front of Netflix. It’s time for a change.
The challenge: read thirty books that I haven’t read at all or all the way through before the end of the summer (from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017) and simply blog about it.
The book list:
- Dante – The Divine Comedy.
- Erika Johansen – The Fate of the Tearling.
- Jane Austen – Emma.
- Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility.
Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent.
- Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter.
- William Shakespeare – King Lear.
- Willian Shakespeare – Hamlet.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera.
- Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling.
- Daisy Goodwin – Victoria.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment.
- Kate Riordan – The Girl in the Photograph.
- Cassandra Clare – City of Fallen Angels.
- Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls.
- Anne Bronte – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
- SJ Kincaid – The Diabolic.
- Daphne du Maurier – Rebecca.
- Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita.
- George RR Martin – A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust.
- George RR Martin – A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast
- Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird.
Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange.
- Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness.
- Julian Fellowes – Past Imperfect.
Gena Showalter – Playing With Fire
- Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Philippa Gregory – The White Queen.
- Agatha Christie – The 13 Problems.
It’s going to be a long, fun summer.
[Also, I know King Lear and Hamlet are plays, but it’s all relative].