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Tag: books i should have read by now

Non-Fiction

Notes from a Small Island

I will start out by saying that I do enjoy Bill Bryson’s writing in general and my criticisms of Notes from a Small Island would not put me off reading his books. Written in 1995 it is now a little bit dated, especially as part…

Classics

Titus Groan

So, I have reached then end of book one of the Gormenghast trilogy and it has been overall an enjoyable experience. As I’ve previously mentioned, the prose is extremely descriptive and may not be to everyone’s tastes. Certainly, if you’re not used to reading literary…

Historical Fiction

Year of Wonders

Based on historical events, Year of Wonders is the story of a small village in Derbyshire that quarantined itself when plague struck in 1665 to prevent the disease spreading to neighbouring villages. For the time, the decision to quarantine the village was unique and courageous….

Classics, Uncategorized

Gormenghast

I’m reading Gormenghast both for the “Books I Should Have Read By Now” challenge and as part of Jackie‘s readalong. I think 100 pages a week is a pretty good target as Mervyn Peake’s trilogy is very wordy! I may be a day late, but…

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The List

My list is a bit of a hodge-podge and by no means full of classics or literary greats, though there are some included. My participation in the challenge is a vain attempt to get through some of those books I feel I’ve had for far…