Apologies for the late post. I’ve been majorly busy with work, writing my novel and of course, reading. I recently set my goal of reading one hundred books on GoodReads, which I am currently seven books into. Admittedly, I’m counting graphic novels and poetry collections but they all count.
I thought about what novels I wanted to read and I realized that my tbr (to be read) shelf is growing by the day. Yeah, I want to read the novels that won all the awards, that make me seem intellectual and blah, blah, blah but I thought, mix it up, and enjoy the experience. After all, books are meant to be enjoyed. At the moment, I’m reading three books at a time: one novel, a non-fiction novel and a pulp horror from the 70’s/80’s. That way, I have choice if a particular novel doesn’t mesh with me. But what of my tbr? I have no idea if I’ll get through these this year, because what I want to read varies on how I feel at that time. My current (rough) tbr is:
- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
- Replay by Ken Grimwood
- The Postman by David Brin
- Drown by Junot Diaz
- Swing Time by Zadie Smith
- The Sex Lives of the Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh
- Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
- Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
- Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
- Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien
- We Are The End by Gonzalo C. Garcia
- The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
- Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
- We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang
- Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- Planet Hulk (Omnibus)
So yes, I have a lot to get through and I’ll probably be distracted by other novels. Which is a good thing! I love being spoiled for choice.. no doubt helped by impulsive purchases on eBay or in Waterstones.
Oh, I’m halfway through writing my second novel. It’s coming on a lot better than the first.