If anyone follows Modern Mrs Darcy, hopefully you will have seen the fabulous reading challenge that has been set for this year. Two lists: one for fun, and one for growth.
I really had to think hard about my choices for these and finally (after about three hours of research!) I put together a list.
Now this is not final (think Ross and his laminated list in Friends), I may or may not change some of these titles if I come across something I find more interesting. I filled a lot of the spaces out blindly and going with recommendations rather than things that are interesting to me.
On top of these lists, I also have a ‘Read Your Bookshelf’ challenge that I am participating in in an online Facebook community. Given that I think I read one book last year in between breastfeeding and hospital appointments, this is a big change from the norm.
Back in the day, I would easily read three books in a week. Sometimes more. It is time to get back to that.
READING FOR FUN:
o Barnes and Noble leather bound edition of The Snow Queen and other stories
o Game of Thrones: Book 1 – George R.R. Martin
o Shark Dialogues- Kiana Davenport
o Oksa Pollok Book 1: by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf
o The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
o Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
o The Red Queen Trilogy – Mark Lawrence
o Grey – E.L. James
o Wild – Cheryl Strayed
o The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult
o Hawaiian Folk Tales – Thomas G Thrum
READING FOR GROWTH:
o The War That Saved My Life – Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
o Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Linquist
o The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Also a book on my shelf)
o Debriefing the President – John Nixon
o Girl in Translation – Jean Kwak
o Persuasion – Jane Austen (another of my shelve books!)
o The Gender Game series – Bella Forrest
o The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
o Black Eyed Susan’s – Julia Heaberlin
o The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
o In The Heart of the Sea – Nathanial Philbrick
o If Chins Could Kill – Bruce Campbell
o Jack The Ripper – MJ Trow
o Wolfsbane and Mistletoe – Charlaine Harris
o Pirates – Celia Rees
o The Silmarillion – JRR Tolkien
o The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivy
o The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera
o Leaving Time- Jodi Picoult
o One Plus One – Jojo Moyes
o Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – JK Rowling.
Plus a whole bunch of others….not listed….dear god what have I done?!!