So… I’ve decided. Well sort of.

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I’ve still not come up with a 2016 book. There will be loads I will read though, as I’m currently waiting for at least 6 authors to publish the next one in a series. So I might leave that one until about March to decide.

  1. A book published this year: ????
  2. A book you can finish in a day: Wonder by RJ Palacio
  3. A book you’ve been meaning to read: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  4. A book recommended by your local librarian/bookseller: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. A book you should have read in school: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  6. A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child or best friend: Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  7. A book published before you were born: Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  8. A book that was banned at some point: Animal Farm by George Orwell
  9. A book you previously abandoned: Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gayle
  10. A book you own but have never read: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  11. A book that intimidates you: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
  12. A book you’ve already read at least once. Elidor by Alan Garner

What and when? Well I’m starting with books I’ve actually got already. The Color Purple arrived yesterday. Anne brought me the Margaret Atwood and Wonder is winging it’s way to me as I type.

  • January – Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • February – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • March – Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • April – A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • May – Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  • June – The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
  • July – Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gayle
  • August – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • September – Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • October – The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • November – TBA (heh)
  • December – Elidor by Alan Garner (a bit of a Christmas present to myself)

Attempts to find the 2016 book led me to these lists. So far only the Yann Martel one appeals. Well either that or just choosing to read Jim Butcher’s Peace Talks. (The 16th Dresden File)

It turns out I really am a product of my generation as everytime I typed Salinger then, all I could think of was Bailey and Party of Five.

So I’ll let you know how I get on. Might even do a little review each month.

One author I read lists the music she’s listened to as she’s been writing. Today’s blog post was brought to you by A Thousand Horses – Southernality.

And the letter P.

(and yes I lied about the letter)

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