Wednesday, January 9, 2013

10 Books

So this year I have decided on 10 books rather than 5.  Why?  Because I read a lot more than 5 books last year and it doesn't hurt to plan for more.  Also, I find that if I have some sort of plan, I spend less time re-reading or just reading plain nonsense!  As part of this, I am making a real effort to keep my Goodreads profile up to date.  You can follow along here should you feel so inclined.  Now, onto the books:

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  2. Moby Dick - Herman Mellville
  3. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil
  4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  6. South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami
  7. More Baths, Less Talking - Nick Hornby
  8. Less than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis
  9. N.W - Zadie Smith
  10. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
I have already made a serious dent in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy so expect some feedback soon.  On a side note, I was reading an interview with Art Garfunkel in our local Rolling Stone the other day - do you know that he shelves his books in the order that he reads them?  And he keeps a running catalogue on his website.  I would like to be like that please.

What's on your reading list for 2013?


  1. Such a great selection of books! Some of them are pretty quick reads, too, so I'm sure you'll get through them in no time. The Hitchhikers Guide is really funny - I picked up so many things that I didn't notice in the film (if you've seen it).

    I think I might make a similar list for the year, some of these are already on my Amazon wishlist so thanks for reminding me! :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Vicky:) I have also picked up soooo many things in the book that I didn't notice in the film. I was also so surprised at how different the story was!! Really enjoyed it:)
      If you make a similar list let me know. I'd love to check it out!