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Books I Should Have Read By Now

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!

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  1. Unknown

    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 πŸ™‚

  2. Ben

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

  3. So many books, so little time

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


  4. Sophia

    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.

  5. Unknown

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

  6. RAnn

    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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