Bring back the books

Row of booksReading 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:

Title Author
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
Matterhorn Karl Marlantes

Suggested reading

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