EDIT: Updated 1st September 2016 – I removed a couple of books from the list, as I realised that I probably wouldn’t actually enjoy them (they kind of just ended up in my possession, rather than being purchased), but I have added a few recent second-hand pick ups 🙂
…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!
- Odd Hours (Dean Koontz): I had already read the first three books in the ‘Odd Thomas’ series, and was very pleased when my boyfriend happened across the next three for me while were browsing a second-hand bookshop while on holiday. Will move onto the next two once I’ve finished this one (leaving me with just the most recent, Saint Odd, to acquire…
- Odd Apocalypse (Dean Koontz)
- Deeply Odd (Dean Koontz)
- Good Bones (Margaret Atwood)
- Profiles of the Future (Arthur C. Clarke)
- Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) – Picked up simply because I realised it’s one of those famous and renowned books I haven’t actually read!
The Heart Goes Last (Margaret Atwood): From Baghdad with Love (Lt. Colonel Jay Kopelman) The Darkening (Chandler McGrew) The Poe Shadow (Matthew Pearl) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke) Frankenstein Unbound (Brian Aldiss:
REVIEWS OF COMPLETED BOOKS:
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