24 books to read in 2014

In 2012, I had a resolution to read 52 books in 52 weeks. By the skin of my teeth, I managed to achieve this. Last year, I didn’t have any new years resolutions. I wish I had done. I read a pitiful 12 books, an average of one a month. This year, I’ve decided I need to get back on track with my reading. I have so much going on at the moment, that I’m doubtful I’d be able to read 52. However, I know that I want/need to read a more acceptable number of books, this year (the English student in me is coming out).

Maybe a good way to keep track is to make a list at the start of the year, of the books I intend to read. I have reasoned with myself that 24 books would be realistic, and not too shameful. If I read more than 24 books this year, that is even better. I have accumulated a pile of books over the past year, which have simply been added to my ‘to read’ list. I think this is a good place to start, in making sure I keep up with my new year’s resolution. So here goes:

  1. The Red House by Mark Haddon
  2. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
  3. An Eye for an Eye by Malorie Blackman – Completed 05/01/2014
  4. Then we came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  5. The Cave by Kate Mosse
  6. The 6 wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
  7. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  8. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  9. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  10. Eleven Minutes by Paul Coelho
  11. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  12. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  13. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  14. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  15. Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – currently reading
  16. Homer & Langley by E.L.Doctorow – completed 12/1/2014
  17. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  18. Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn
  19. The Time Machine by H.G.Wells
  20. The Afterlife Club by Jude Ryan
  21. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  22. When will there be good news by Kate Atkinson
  23. The Glass Blowers by Daphne De Maurier
  24. TBC
  25. TBC

I’ve left a few blanks, as I’m interested in reading some literature that has been recommended through you lovely people. If you have any suggestions, please do tell! If time allows me, I will write a review of each book I read, hopefully this will come in useful to readers of my blog.

Oh, and I’m not limiting myself to 24 books in 2014, I’d be very happy to read 52!


One thought on “24 books to read in 2014

  1. I hope you enjoy Blind Assassin! It’s one of my favourites. I just gave Onyx and Crake to Dave to read (also by M Atwood). I also really enjoyed For One More Day 🙂

    Best book I’ve read recently has to be The Dalai Lama’s Cat – very cute and unexpectedly educational!

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