Reading goals 2016

I’ve never really felt the need to have a plan when it comes to reading … until I started studying creative writing and realised the importance of a book-log and journal in the life of a writer.

So here are some of my goals for 2016 –

Finally start reading Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Dad’s a huge fan and has been recommending this to me since I can remember. With 46 books in the series, I don’t plan to finish them in any hurry, but I just want to make a start.

Read more short story collections and single short stories – any recommendations are most welcome!

Re-read The Lord of the Rings (something I do every few years) before beginning and finishing The Silmarillon, a book that I have had a long and unfortunate history with.

And here are some of the books/stories already on my to-read list (among a whole ton of others, but one has to prioritise at some point!)

Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith

After the Quake, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

How To Be Good – Nick Hornby

Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman

Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns – John Green

Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro

Runemarks, Runelight – Joanne Harris

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John Le Carre

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

If I Stay – Gayle Forman

Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix, Seeking Crystal – Joss Stirling

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Instructions for a Heatwave, After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell

The Physics of Superheroes – James Kakalios

Roger Federer – Rene Stauffer

Girl at the Lion d’Or, A Fool’s Alphabet – Sebastian Faulks

Other Voices, Other Rooms – Truman Capote

Sea Glass – Anita Shreve

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Jostein Gaarder

Room with a View – E.M. Forster

The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

A Year in Provence, Encore Provence – Peter Mayle

Reading like a writer – Francine Prose (Re-read)

Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder (Re-read)

The Opposite of Fate – Amy Tan

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

The Vesuvius Club, The Devil in Amber – Mark Gatiss

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul – Deborah Rodrigues

Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

The Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick

I’m always up for recommendations so fire away 🙂

Have a happy and healthy new year!


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