EDIT: Updated 5th August 2016
…As for the subject of this post; yes, it is the dreaded ‘To Read’ pile that, for those like me who enjoy a good book, seems to grow ever bigger due to the heavy demands and committments of our everyday lives. It became a bit of a problem for me last year, as I was constantly buying books from second-hand bookshops/charity shops, thinking ‘I’ll get to all these someday’, only to find I had so many building up in my room, still unread. It was at that point I literally sorted them into a ‘To Read’ pile, and began, you know, actually reading the blasted things, further vowing to not buy anymore until I had finished them. I’ll admit I make the occassional exception – if there is a new Margaret Atwood coming out I will either buy it or ask for it as a gift, for example – but I’ve generally managed to keep to this pretty well. So, in order to keep an actual list for myself, here are all of the books that have amassed in the pile, with links to their Goodreads pages (I will give my account on there some attention as I work through all of these as well!). Click to read on…
NB: Books in red are ones I have just completed, while any books highlighted in black are ones I am currently reading.
KINDLE reads (none currently)
Every Day (David Levithan) and Another Day (David Levithan) Paper Towns (John Green) Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
And the actual, real-life physical books currently cluttering up my bedroom (in no particular order):
- The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft: This was a very welcome Christmas gift from my boyfriend, who knew I’d been wanting to check out his stuff for a while. I expect I will be reading this at the same time as/inbetween other books on the list, rather than all in one go!
The Heart Goes Last (Margaret Atwood):
- Straight (Dick Francis)
From Baghdad with Love (Lt. Colonel Jay Kopelman) The Darkening (Chandler McGrew)
The King of Torts (John Grisham)
The Poe Shadow (Matthew Pearl) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke) Frankenstein Unbound (Brian Aldiss:
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