My to be read shelf

My to be read pile is pretty extensive. Actually, ‘towering precariously’ are probably better words for it at the moment and it grows a little bit more every month, much to my future-hubby’s horror. Below, in no particular order, are some of the books that I’m hoping to get around to tackling in the next couple of months years…!

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres- we all have a book that has been sat in our bookshelf forever; this is one of mine.

Catch 22, Joseph Heller- and this is another ‘forever been on my bookshelf’ book.

The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas- I have attempted to read this once already, yet wasn’t quite in the right frame of mind to finish it. I am determined to complete it one day…

I have also (foolishly) decided to tackle The Guardian’s definitive list of 1000 novels that everyone must read. This serves a few purposes in that a lot of them on there are books I have desired to read at some point anyway. Also, I thought I read a lot, which I do, but this extensive list of novels (a lot of which I haven’t even heard of before) has shown me that I haven’t read nearly as many so called classics or well-known books as I would have liked. I have no particular goals/aspirations with this list- though I would like to have tackled at least 300 of them during the next six years before I hit 35. Yeah, that seems… doable?! I will let you know how I am getting on.

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