Sunday, 15 February 2015

20 Books On My 2015 Reading List

I love reading, but the more I think about it, the less I feel like I have the right to call myself a book lover. There are just so many classics, cult, modern or otherwise, that I've not read (those '100 books you should read before you die' lists are almost painful). Part of my 2015 bucket list, therefore, is to read 20 books - minimum - this year. Sounds pretty achievable, right? But It's mid-February and I'm on a grand total of one... pitiful.

Evidently it's not going to be as easy as I thought, but here's the books I'm going to try my best to read before the end of the summer (plus some notes when I fancy it). Wish me luck!

#1. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

#2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

#3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

#4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

#5. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

#6. Under the Skin by Michel Faber (the film was weird and great in equal measures, so I can't wait to read the book!)

#7. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (this one has very mixed reviews... interested to give it a go)

#8. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

#9. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight

#10. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

#11. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (dystopia meets gender politics - hello)

#12. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

#13. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

#14. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (after reading Gone Girl a few years ago and recently getting to re-live it through the film adaptation, I immediately read Sharp Objects (love) and have been impatiently waiting for my sister to finish reading Dark Places so I can steal it)

#15. On The Road by Jack Kerouac

#16 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

#17 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

#18 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

#19 Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

#20 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

What's on your reading list this year? Any recommendations?

The Handmaid's Tale cover art by Akmar Ali

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