So, 2012 is drawing to a close and it has been a pretty terrific year.
Since I’ve been studying Literature for the last few years I’ve kind of forgotten about reading books for pleasure as I’ve been bombarded with reading for academic purposes. Now don’t get me wrong, some of the books that I have read have been fantastic but reading to a deadline is just not the same as reading a book at your own leisurely pace.
Although I probably won’t get around to reading them very soon as I have to read seventeen plays for next term first, this is a list of the books that I wish to read next year. If anyone has read any of these, I’d be interested to hear on what you thought of them!
1) Life of Pi
2) The Hunger Games
After seeing the film, I was disappointed with the ending. After the great reviews that the book trilogy has got I’m hoping for good things.
3) Catching Fire
5) The Casual Vacancy
Harry Potter basically defines my childhood so J.K.Rowling’s next book definitely earns a slot on my ‘to read’ list.
6) War Torn
This has been sitting on my bookshelf for ages. It needs to be picked up and read.
Another book I’ve been meaning to read. A novel about love and war. Should be an interesting read!
8) Moby Dick
A classic. It has been argued that this is a must read for everyone. Lets see!
9) A Christmas Carol
Every year I watch the Muppet’s version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and it is about time I read Dickens’ version.
10) Snow Falling on Cedars
Recommended by a friend, I read the plot line and it seems like an interesting book with several different aspects unfolding consecutively.
I also want to start reading more of Dickens’ novels. My favourite book is Oliver Twist and currently I am thinking about writing my dissertation on Dickens. These are a few of the novels that I am going to try and read in the near future.
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Bleak House
- Great Expectations
- Hard Times
- Little Dorrit
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood