I’m a reader and always have been. I started reading Dickens when I was 11 and from then on he became one of my favorite authors. I’m ashamed to admit though that even I meant to continue reading along these lines I got pretty distracted.
I wound up satisfying my thirst for reading on Romances, Harry potter, Science Fiction, Harry potter and Romances. In that order. Of course my teachers in school often introduced us to Shakespeare, Orwell, Woolf, and of course the lovely Bronte sisters, but it never felt like it was enough. I always felt as though somehow I was behind.
To this day I still have that feeling and maybe it will never go away, cause you know the writing thing. I wholeheartedly believe in order for you to be a great writer you should always continue to read and expand the little knowledge you do have. I am also genuinely curious about other authors and what they are writing about.
So to that extent I have made a list of all novels I would like to read before the end of 2018. Well maybe not all, but enough that it will keep me busy outside of my already taxing school, work and child-raising commitments. Ha!
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollop
After I read them I will write a post reviewing them. Not in any particular order so if you do want to read them with me just follow me on twitter and I will let you know when I start!