When I was in university I did my honours degree in English Literature. Back then I was living in libraries and plowing through at least a book a week. It was rather splendid.
Sadly, now that I am working full-time I don’t have that much time to read. So I’ve set myself a reading list for this year. Nothing too demanding- a book a month.
Please feel free to give me suggestions. Here it is:
January– The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (nearly finished…its a good one)
February– Sunset Park by Paul Auster (my favourite author)
April– Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (a classic I have yet to read)
May– Freedom by Johnathan Franzen
June– The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
July– Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (some good historical fiction)
August– Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
September– Just Kids by Patti Smith (sex, drugs and rock and roll)
October– The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
November– The Bang Bang Club by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva
December– The Essential Ernest Hemmingway (I love the way this bearded man writes)