This year is flying by. It’s the 8th month. There are only 4 left! When I wrote my Hello 2014! post, I included a wish to read more. The books I started off with were mainly teen and YA and while I feel these books have value, I often find my eyes skimming over words. Obviously I have no problem with adults reading YA, or any other type of book they choose but after reading a couple of interesting threads on Reddit, I decided to put together a little list of books I want to read before 2014 ends that included more challenging books.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I went to see an adaptation of this at a Manchester theatre a while back and adored it. I meant to read the book but it was while I wasn’t really reading and I never ended up doing more that picking the book up and flicking through it’s pages. I’d like to finally read this as I think it’s a really important subject and a classic I would be able to handle.
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien and The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
It has been an age since I read these books despite adoring and marathoning the films fairly regularly. With The Hobbit films including a lot of subtext from Tolkien’s other works, I’d like to get a better understanding of the world he created. To start this I’m going to attempt to read the big four, then maybe The Silmarillion! This is going to be the biggest challenge I think.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
As you know if you read this post, my friend is a Harry Potter Virgin- or at least she was but we finished the first book a little while ago and we’re starting on the second. We’ve been too busy watching bad horror movies lately to get much reading done but I hope we manage to finish this book this year. And maybe the third since they’re both fairly short.
‘Stop in the Name of Pants!’ by Louise Rennison and ‘Are these My Basoomas I see Before Me?’ by Louise Rennison
I’m so close to finishing this series! I read the first 6-7 books in my teenage years, I’d like to finally know how it ends for my girl Georgia. I just want her to end up happy. I’m a big softy for happy endings. After I finish this series- look out for a pretty exciting post!
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch*
Pittsburgh is reduced to ash and all that remains is a digital interactive Archive where John finds a young woman who people are trying to delete. I love a good apocalyptic story and this one sounds really original with the interactive aspect. Sci-Fi and Thriller is mainly what I look for in TV shows so hopefully it’ll be the same in books!
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