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>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:

THE LIST OF DOOM:

READ:

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

STARTED READING:

Wuthering Heights
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Emma

UNREAD:

Mansfield Park
Sense and Sensibility – part of my Reading Challenge
Victorian Life
A Journal Of the Plague Year
Ulysses
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Middlemarch
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.