By now it should be clear how much self loves constructing lists. And book lists best of all.
Self set herself a goodreads Reading Challenge of 32 books, which is pretty ambitious considering last year she didn’t make her challenge goal of 26 books.
Books Read This Year (in the order of their Goodreads Average Rating)
- The Odyssey (the translation by Emily Wilson)
- La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman
- The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
- The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
- The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson
- The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
- Travels with Charley: In Search of America, by John Steinbeck
- The Romanovs: 1613 – 1918, by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
- Conclave, by Robert Harris
- Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
- The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
- Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire, by Leslie Peirce
- In the Lake of the Woods, by Tim O’Brien
- Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
- Mikhail and Margarita, by Julie Lekstrom Himes
- The Mandibles, A Family: 2029 – 2047, by Lionel Shriver
- Moshi Moshi, by Banana Yoshimoto
- Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
- As Lie Is to Grin, by Simeon Marsalis
Today, self went poring over her recommended reading list and discarded a list called “Recommended Summer Reading” (downloaded from a literary website). Summer is practically half over and by the time she gets to the books on that list, it will be winter.
On her To-Read list 2018 are a biography of Daphne du Maurier and three du Maurier novels. She hopes she can get to them soon. She wishes Steinbeck weren’t so engaging because he is really slowing down her reading rate. Before she began Travels with Charley she read an average of a book a week.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers.