At the beginning of this year I set myself the goal to read 7 books (you can read the post here)
I know it is not very many books but In reality when setting this goal I knew it was going to be a little unrealistic as school work does end up getting in the way.
This year I read:
- The da Vinci Code
- A Dolls House
- A streetcar Named Desire
- A Handmaids Tale
- Kane and Abel
However half of those books are ones that are compulsory for me to read for my English literature A level so I am a little disappointed I hadn’t read more in my own time (particularly as only one of these were on that list I set myself). Nevertheless I will continue my ambition to read more.
I loved all the books I read, my favourite however was probably either Origin or Kane and Abel as they are both fantastic thrillers and overall much more enjoyable reading. I am a little unsure about The Handmaid’s Tale to be honest, I actually much prefer Nineteen eighty-four.
Here are the books I plan on reading next year (I will set myself the goal of 5, although I imagine I will have more time for reading as I have a longer summer after I have done my A level exams).
- Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
- To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
- Weathering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The prodigal daughter by Jeffrey Archer (sequel to Kane and Abel)
Then the 5th one I am unsure about because there are some more classics that I would love to read however there are some really great new books I’d love to read to – particularly maybe the A Discovery Of Witches books as I watched the first series of the adaptation and I was hooked. I would also love to read ‘Circe’ or ‘Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller as I have heard they are amazing.