2016 Reading Challenge

This year I have decided to challenge myself by trying to read 24 books in 12 months. The list is below, as I read each novel I will try and include a date of started and finished and cross it off this list. I will also reflect on the novel in a blog post which will be linked on here when it has been completed.

The novels I’ve chosen I haven’t read before or if I have, I haven’t read them in the last ten years and do not remember them in the slightest. They are novels that I own but have knocking around my collection unread and have been on the pile waiting.

17/24

  1. The Wasp Factory – Banks 28/04/2016 – 07/05/2016
  2. Walking On Glass – Banks 12/10/2016 – 20/10/2016
  3. She Came to Stay – Beauvior 2/08/2016 – unfinished
  4. Farewell to Summer – Bradbury – 07/05/2016 – 08/05/2016
  5. Jane Eyre – Bronte
  6. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Carrol 20/05/2016 – 26/05/2016
  7. Christmas Books– Dickens
  8. Far From the Madding Crowd – Hardy
  9. The Silence of the Lambs – Harris
  10. A Thousand Splended Suns – Hosseini 04/03/2016 – 14/03/2016
  11. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Joyce 11/04/2016 – 21/04/2016
  12. A Wizard of Earth Sea – Le Guin 20/01/16 – 26/01/2016
  13. Pollen – Noon 12/06/2016 – 22/06/2016
  14. The Vinland Sagas – The Norse Discovery of America 26/01/2016 – 28/01/2016
  15. Coming up for Air – Orwell 17/02/2016 – 4/03/2016
  16. The Hogfather – Pratchett 11/12/2016 – 19/12/2016
  17. Wide Sargasso Sea – Rhys
  18. The Lonely Londoners – Selvon 06/04/2016 – 11/04/2016
  19. Guilliver’s Travels – Swift – 10/07/2016 – unfinished
  20. Around the World in Eighty Days – Verne 29/01/2016 – 17/02/2016
  21. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Verne – 19/08/2016 – unfinished 
  22. The Sleeper Awakes – Wells 23/06/2016 – 30/06/2016
  23. Sexing the Cherry – Winterson 07/01/2016 – 20/01/2016
  24. Mrs Dalloway – Woolf

Other novels:

  1. Divergent – Veronica Roth 14/03/2016 – 16/03/2016
  2. Boating for Beginners – Jeanette Winterson 17/03/2016 – 06/04/2016
  3. The Martian – Andy Weir – 21/04/2016 – 26/04/2016
  4. The Girl with all the Gifts – M. R. Carey – 08/05/2016 – 12/05/2016
  5. Alice and the Fly – James Rice – 13/05/2016 – 15/05/2016
  6. The Magicians’ Guild – Trudi Canavan15/05/2016 – 20/05/2016
  7. Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates – Kerry Greenwood27/05/2016 – 30/05/2016
  8. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini30/05/2016 – 12/06/2016
  9. The Novice – Trudi Canavan30/06/2016 – 05/07/2016
  10. Shrill – Lindy West05/07/2016 – 07/07/2016
  11. If I was Your Girl – Meredith Russo07/07/201609/07/2016
  12. The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett19/07/2016 – 27/07/2016
  13. The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler30/07/2016 – 31/07/2016
  14. The High Lord – Trudi Canavan 07/08/2016 – 14/08/2016
  15. Anatomy of a Soldier – Harry Parker – 14/08/2016 – 19/08/2016
  16. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson 27/08/2016 – 06/09/2016
  17. We should all be Feminists – Chimamanda Adichie – 30/08/2016 – 30/08/2016
  18. Your Brother’s Blood – David Towsey – 08/09/2016 – 26/09/2016
  19. The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan – 26/09/2016 – 11/10/2016
  20. The long way to a small angry planet – Becky Chambers22/10/2016 – 03/11/2016
  21. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins – 03/11/2016 – 16/11/2016
  22. Men Explain Things to Me and other essays – Rebecca Solnit17/11/2016 – 18/11/2016
  23. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 19/11/2016 – 21/11/2016
  24. Breath – Michael Symmons Roberts26/11/2016 – 26/11/2016 
  25. The Green Mile – Stephen King27/11/2016 – 11/12/2016
  26. Nod – Adrian Barnes19/12/2016 – 24/12/2016
  27. American Gods – Neil Gaiman27/12/2016 – 04/01/2017