Reading is one of those things that I really enjoy but always struggle to make enough time for. There was a time where I used to read a few chapters of a book before bedtime every night as part of winding down for a good nights sleep. Today, I’m more likely to be staying up late watching television or checking my tweets before turning the light out.
It’s a shame really. Books are so accessible and cheap – you get amazing value for money from a good read that lasts you a couple of weeks. They also make perfect gifts and after receiving a few novels for presents last Christmas, I’ve developed quite a backlog.
Books are so accessible and cheap – you get amazing value for money from a good read that lasts you a couple of weeks.
If you’ve read my ‘At the movies’ post, you’ll know that last year I made a New Year’s resolution to read more, a resolution that failed…completely. This year I’m doing the same and, after the success of ‘2010: 52 weeks & 52 movies’, I’ll be setting myself the goal of reading a book a month. Hopefully having a specific target will make the resolution easier to stick to and that writing this post will effectively hold me to my word.
The list so far
There are a number of new, old and even borrowed books on the list for 2011. I didn’t want to fill the list completely should a specific book catch my eye during the year, so here’s what I have so far:
|Nerd Do Well||Simon Pegg|
|The Picture of Dorian Grey||Oscar Wilde|
|The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story||Susan Hill|
|The Jewel of Seven Stars||Bram Stoker|
|Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep||Philip K. Dick|
|A Scanner Darkly||Philip K. Dick|
|If You Could Collaborate||Will Hudson & Alex Bec|
|Brave New World||Aldous Huxley|
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