Reading Challenge 2014February 11, 2014
I suppose now is a good time as ever to get back to my usual style of "Write Like No One is Reading" because well, no one is read...
I am, however, worried about my own habit of reading, which, like my writing skills, has plummeted from bad to deplorable. It doesn't help that I live with a boy who devours books with the kind of swiftness and purpose that I usually reserve for potato chips. Anyway, I've decided to undertake a rather ambitious reading challenge for this year - I suppose it's about time, I'd included "Read More" as one of my vague resolutions for this year, among other wonderfully ambiguous gems such as "Eat Healthy" and "Pursue Hobbies", but never really got to it.
I've a boatload of books that my husband bought for me to fill up my new bookshelf since I didn't have the heart to move most of my books from my bookshelf at my mother's place, so the easy part is done. The books I've got, but haven't proceeded beyond page 1 in most/haven't even removed the plastic wrapping are (I beg you, do not be appalled - there are some, ok, many "HOW HAVE YOU STILL NOT READ THIS" titles in the list):
1. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
2. Bringing up Bodies - Hilary Mantel (The sequel to Wolf Hall, because I'm ambitious like that)
3. Open City - Teju Cole
4. Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling (I'd read 100 pages before I got bored)
5. 1984 - George Orwell
6. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
7. Resurrection Man - Iain Ranking
8. A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddon
9. Bhima - MT Vasudevan Nair
10. 44A Scotland Street - Alexander McCall Smith
11. (Almost done reading) - If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai - Srinath Perur
I suppose this isn't, and shouldn't be, my reading list for the year. I can only hope that this is the beginning of a resurrection of sorts, of both my reading and writing habit - once I finish reading (or decide to give up on reading) each of these books, I'll post a review here. I suppose a one week timeframe for a book on an average should be about right, which means that there should be a review here each week. Here's hoping that I stick to it!
[A special Thank You to Rads - she's taking on a reading challenge at GoodReads and had posted it on her Facebook, which was when I decided to take this up!]