IMG_20130415_150256Since my last cry for help I have not really advanced on completing my books to read before I turn 30. I realise I have just over three more years to get this done, but I feel I should be at least tackling one of these a month.

Those I’ve completed (or tried to complete) thus far:

Those I’m looking forward to reading:

  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

Those I’ll probably read soon:

  • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Those I am dreading reading:

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Twilight novels 3 and 4 by Stehpenie Meyer

[Dreading, because I have either got too high an expectation, or I am convinced I will dislike them.]

Any on this list that I have not read that you have? Care to give me a proverbial kick up the backside with a reason why I will enjoy it?

Also, don’t forget you can keep recommending, the list of what I have already read is over at GoodReads.

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I like that your list isn’t too long, because that would be a lot of pressure. To be honest, you’ve got through enough that I wouldn’t worry about not being ahead. Great Expectations is hefty, but the story’s pretty good – I’d actually say that if there are books you’re dreading, like GE, give them a couple of pages and see if you get hooked, because if you can get a couple off your “dreading” list it’ll be a lot easier with the rest. You’re right to be looking for to I Capture The Castle :)