The Reading Mission

I’ve started this blog to keep track of all the books I am desperate to get into reading.  Over the last few years I’ve taken a bit of a detour from the huge love of books that I’ve had from being a toddler.  But in 2012 (and hopefully also the years to come) this is going to change – I’m getting stuck into my reading list and am writing about it here.

For 2013, I’m also taking on a couple of reading challenges, just to mix things up a bit.  One is the standard Goodreads 2013 challenge, where I’m aiming to get through 100 books, and the other is the Tea and Books Challenge posted on the The Book Garden.  I wrote a post about these here.

I do have a Goodreads account with this list (and more) here, but if you just can’t bear to leave this site, or don’t fancy looking at the Goodreads profile for any other reason, I’m listing my completed reads below with links to my reviews (if they exist).  Enjoy!

  1. Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America; Catherine Ryan Howard
    Finished 20/01/12
  2. Atonement; Ian McEwan
    Finished 26/01/12
  3. Mousetrapped: A Year and a Bit in Orlando; Florida, Catherine Ryan Howard
    Finished 27/01/12
  4. The Lover’s Dictionary; David Levithan
    Finished 09/02/12
  5. The God Delusion; Richard Dawkins
    Finished 23/02/12
  6. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values; Robert M. Pirsig (audiobook)
    Finished 15/03/12
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Douglas Adams (audiobook)
    Finished 26/03/12
  8. The Fry Chronicles; Stephen Fry (audiobook)
    Finished 02/04/12
  9. What Ho! The Best of Wodehouse; P.G. Wodehouse
    Finished 08/04/12
  10. Eat, Pray, Love; Elizabeth Gilbert
    Finished 24/04/12
  11. The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Finished 28/04/12
  12. The Ground Beneath Her Feet; Salman Rushdie
  13. La Lunga Vita di Marianna Ucrìa (The Silent Duchess); Dacia Maraini
  14. Solar; Ian McEwan
    Finished 14/17/12
  15. One for the Money; Janet Evanovitch
    Finished 15/07/12
  16. Two for the Dough; Janet Evanovitch
    Finished 18/07/12
  17. Still Alice; Lisa Genova
    Finished 29/07/12
  18. The Year of the Flood; Margaret Atwood
    Finished 03/08/12
  19. The Help; Kathryn Stockett
    Finished 08/08/12
  20. Slaughterhouse Five; Kurt Vonnegurt
    Finished 15/08/12
  21. A Visit from the Goon Squad; Jennifer Egan
    Finished 20/08/12
  22. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things; Jon McGregor
    Finished 28/09/12
  23. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Fannie Flagg
    Finished 30/08/12
  24. The Hills Beyond; Thomas Wolfe
    Finished 01/09/12
  25. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    Finished 08/09/12
  26. The Kite Runner; Khaled Hosseini
    Finished 10/09/12
  27. Charlotte’s Web; E.B. White
    Finished 11/09/12
  28. You Shall Know Our Velocity; Dave Eggers
    Finished 08/10/12
  29. The Liar; Stephen Fry
    Finished 24/10/12
  30. Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the Richest, Most Powerful Criminal in History; Mark Bowden
    Finished 15/11/12
  31. The Casual Vacancy; J.K. Rowling
    Finished 02/12/12
  32. That Woman; Anne Sebba
  33. The Slap; Christos Tsiolkas
    Finished 03/01/13
  34. The Happy Hoofer; Celia Imrie
    Finished 09/01/13

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