>Reading List 2011

18 Jan

>Enough already.

I’m sick of buying new books only to display them on my shelf. I’m sick of starting to read a book and then abandoning it with equal enthusiasm.

What is the point of having a bookshelf full of books if they’re only there for decorative purposes?

I’ve made myself a promise this year: I will not buy any new books before I have read every book on the shelf.

I’m writing this at work so the list below may in incomplete. First draft:



Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
The Painted Veil
Masterclass in writing fiction
The art and craft of storytelling
Bridget Jones’s Diary


Wuthering Heights
Bram Stoker’s Dracula


Mansfield Park
Sense and Sensibility – part of my Reading Challenge
Victorian Life
A Journal Of the Plague Year
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Anne of Green Gables (not yet received)

I’m happy about one thing: that most of my books are still back home so I can’t possibly read those (excuses, excuses…).

After that I should move on to my e-reader. That’s still chock-full of partially-read books. But that’ll come later. Let’s start reading! Once I finish one of them, I will write a review.

2 Responses to “>Reading List 2011”

  1. willeke January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    >We can support each other in our reading; I intend do to a lot more of it this year and I'm quite sure we can lend each other our books seeing we've got exactly the same taste :D)

  2. Renate January 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    >Yes, that'd be great. I know I'd love to read Jane Eyre. I started reading it on my e-reader but I know you have a hardcover copy.

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