Monday, 23 May 2011

Books I Should Have Read By Now

This challenge is behing hosted by Gabe @ Gabriel Reads and starts on the 1st June 2011.


Those who know me know I am a bit of a book hoarder and have so many books I really should have read by now so this is the perfect challenge for me. I have signed up as a voracious reader which means I pledge to read 3 books a month towards this challenge. With 7 months left in the year, I am compiling a list of 21 books (with a change my mind disclaimer included).

Some of these will be classics and some will be much hyped books where I feel I'm the only person left in the world not having read them (but no Dan Brown). As well are the books I've had longer than I can remember and those I rushed out to buy new and then have never read. It's tough narrowing it down to 21!

I had already added Gormenghast to my list when Jackie @ Farm Lane Books announced a readalong so I'll be reading the trilogy over a few months. I know, I know, I'm doing an awful job with The Iliad readalong but I do really want to read this.

My final list will be posted at the end of the month!

6 comments:

  1. The Illiad is one of those books I should have read by now - sorry for distracting you from your Illiad read-along. Perhaps I'll join you in reading it afterwards :-)

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  2. The Iliad is just a lengthy prologue where a lot of people are getting killed. The Odyssey is where it's at.

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  3. loving the change my mind disclaimer, 21 books is a lot when it is ones you seem to avoid.. Good luck with it.

    Lainy

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  4. I loved Gormenghast,but found Titus Groan much less enjoyable and then really struggled with Titus Alone. I'll be interested to see how you get on with it.

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  5. I'm doing the challenge as well, I can't wait to see what books you pick!

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  6. I had to laugh at Ben's comment. I've never read the "real" versions of the Illiad and Odyssey but a teacher read children's versions to us in fourth grade and I still remember thinking just what Ben said!

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