Books I’ve Been Meaning to Read but Haven’t Quite Got Round to it Yet!

28 12 2012

It has to be said that 2012 has really seen me re-kindle my love of reading, I went through a period of time where I really struggled to get through a book. 2012 – for whatever reason – seemed to change that, as of writing I have read 20 books this year (not including the numerous kid’s books – Beast Quest anyone? – that I read to my son).

I have started reading far more than watching TV and I no longer subscribe to Sports TV channels – a huge drain on my time in past years.

So with all of this in mind I have drawn up a list of books that I want to get through in 2013 – I am calling it the year of the book! Some are relatively recent and others are more critically acclaimed pieces that I just have never got through, listed in no particular order:

Gatsby_1925_jacketThe Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

2666 – Roberto Bolano (just purchased it this week!)

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

The Crow Road – Iain Banks

Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

Intermingled with these will be a mixture of more populist fiction that I read as a bit of an escape, these will include The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry and Plantation by Chris Kuzneski.

I am sure over the course of the year I will add the the above texts but at least it’s a start! I am aiming to get to 24 books in 2013 after falling 4 short this year.

It would be great to hear your thoughts on this post or the books you want to read in 2013 in the comments.

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