4th February 2014
After kick starting my love affair with reading again last year and warming up I have decided that I am going to try and read all the books that I own that I have not yet read. Yes I know, its bad that I have books just waiting to be read, ones that I brought and that have just sat there being neglected, poor things and some of them have been there for quite sometime in fact. Well that is going to change now and to prove I am serious I am writing a list. This is because in other parts of my life when I need to do something, I make a list and tick each item off as I’ve done it and it always seems to encourage and remind me to do said things. The problem with this however is I have to stop looking at books in the library and in charity shops and the like or I will keep adding to this and never get through it. Due to the fact I will add to this list I am not going to put a deadline to it, even though as a rule I usually work better to deadlines. Reading is not something that can be rushed. Although sometimes one can read a book very fast but you should not try to but if it happens, it’s all good.
So here lies the books that I have that I need to read:
(The first three are library books so I do have a deadline on them at 6 weeks. I don’t usually get this many out at one time but I just couldn’t resist. So fingers crossed for me.)
*1) The art of leaving. By Anna Stothard
*2) Snuff. By Terry Pratchett
*3) The Farmers wife. By Rachael Treasure
These ones are all books I own and they are just in the order I wrote them down in.
4,5 & 6)The fifty Shades trilogy. By EL James
7, 8, 9 & 10) Twilight Saga Stephanie Meyer.
*11) Waking Merlin. By Tanya Landman
^12) Reading in bed. By Sue Gee
13) Other peoples children. By Joanne Trollope
14) Friday nights. By Joanne Trollope
15) Heart and soul. By Meave Binchy
16) The Merlin conspiracy. By Diana Wynne Jones
17) Sorceress. By Celia Rees
18) Lovers and newcomers. By Rosie Thomas
19) Shadowmancer. By G.P. Taylor
20) This little world. By Imogen Parker
21) Revolutionary Road. By Richard Yates
So here we are at the end of my current list of shelved books that I need to read and am going to do my very best not to try to add too many more books to this list I can already envisage this as being an on going thing. So I will of course keep you up to date with my progress and even give you a little review so to speak of each book as I read them or give up because sometime you just can’t put yourself through it, lol. I hope that doesn’t happen but sometimes to judge that book by it’s cover wrong and you just don’t want to suffer it any longer.
Now I have three books that due to the library’s deadline I have to start reading and this is one of those moments you wished you had three heads, lol. I haven’t so I have a decision to make. I think I will make it a Terry sandwich and start with one of the others first and then have the juicy filling of Terry because I know I can always trust his books to be amazing and then end on the other but what one? Am off to decide.
24th February 2014
Thought I had better update this if your following me as I have surprised myself and have already read four books, five if you count the one I read to my son and reviewed. So am going better than I though and it feels great to be reading again and having adventures. I still have a review to write but am already reading my next book. Although as I feared I have more books on my shelf now due to a trip to the library with my son and then the charity shops in town. I couldn’t resist, they were on offer so even cheaper than they usually are in our charity shop. I also got one from the library as I have wanted to read it for quite some time and there it was on the shelf so I just had to borrow it as it’s the first time I have ever seen it. I then brought it from the charity shop as it was in there too so weird but also fated. “Northern lights/The Golden Compass”. Although it is part of a Trilogy and I don’t like to start reading them unless I have all the books. So as much as I want to read it – it might have to wait until I can buy or find the other two books. I also got “Breaking Dawn” so that is one set on my list that is now complete. Although it is a big commitment to read four books with the same characters in it so I still haven’t started them yet.
In stead I started one of the other books I got from the charity shop as it is a fantasy book about faeries and after my last book and the impact it had on me I need a bit of light relief. So think “Wild” is a good place to go next. This book also adds others to my list as there are another two books by the same author that I am sure I will also like so they are going on the list too. So am now going to continue my list and hope that I don’t find any more to add for a while .
*22) Wild. By Aprilynne Pike
23) Wings. By Aprilynne Pike
24) Spells. By Aprilynne Pike
*25) Destined. By Aprilynne Pike
26) Village School. By Miss Read.
^27) The Edge Chronicles – Beyond The Woods. By Paul Stewart & Chris Riddle.
This one wasn’t what my son and I thought it would be like so we gave up after the 2nd chapter and took it back to the library. The first on the list to not be read. Never mind, if you don’t like it there is no point forcing yourself to read it. So we didn’t.
*28) Northern Lights/The Golden Compass By Philip Pullman.
29) The Subtle Knife
30) The Amber Spyglass
28th February 2014
Oops I did it again. I was meant to be buying presents for my daughter and my partners birthdays and I did but couldn’t resist going into Waterstones while I was in Norwich. I only brought four books all Terry Pratchett and before I got home I wished I had brought even more. So here they are oh except the one that is just like a dictionary about the discworld its self after all it’s not a novel.
*31) Eric. By Terry Pratchett
32) A blink of the screen. By Terry Pratchett
33) Good omens. By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
11th March 2014
Another trip to a charity shop and found another two books. One that I have wanted to read for a while and a smallish vampire book so that’s two more to the list. It is no good I need to stop looking at books or start reading faster. I also ordered more books about “Anne” of Green Gables from the library as I need to know what happened to her after the first book. So then my list will be nearly up to 40. That means it is twice as big as when I started and I thought that would take me into next year. Although I have already read six so I am averaging about one every week so I can’t complain.
34) The Cuckoo calling by Robert Galbraith
13th March 2014
I know, I don’t learn but I couldn’t resist. I was biking to the doctors yesterday and as I past a shop I sore a bookcase and it had a Terry Pratchett book that I don’t own and haven’t read yet so I had to stop and in doing so found out that I was not entering a charity shop but a butchers. I know and asked the butcher why and he said it happened by accident and it seems to work all the money goes to a charity and it is very popular. So I brought 3 books and one of them I have already read ie: The Hobbit so that’s only two more for my list. I did a good deed and got bargain books.
*35) Interesting times By Terry Pratchett
36) Love lies bleeding By Alyxander Harvey
*37) Get the life you really want. By James Caan
*38) Fantastic beasts & where to find them. By Newt Scamander aka J.K.Rowling
*39) Anne of Avonlea By L.M.Montgomery
*40) Anne of the Island By L.M.Montgomery
*41) Anne of Windy Willows By L.M.Montgomery
42) Anne’s House of dreams By L.M.Montgomery
This next book got added to my list because of someone else’s review on here (wordpress) and I just had to read it and even comment talked with the author.
*43) Miss Mabel’s school for girls. By Katie Cross
44) 50 Bales of Hay By Rachael Treasure
45) Emma By Jane Austen
46) Extreame, My Autobiography Sharon Osboursne
47) Power of three. By Diana Wynn Jones
48) A place of secrets By Rachael Hore
49) The magic By Rhonda Byrne
50) Northanger Abby By Jane Austen
OMG! That’s 5o now I will never read all these not in one year. It’s the beginning of May now and have only read 17 out of 50 although I thought I would be lucky to read one a month and I have surpassed that target but 50 just seems too many to dream of reading in a year. So I really need to stop buying and borrowing more books and try to read the thinner books I have and see it that helps.