Book Challenge 2017


For the previous 2 years I have set myself a goal of reading 52 books a year, which averages out to a book a week. In 2015 I managed 35 and in 2016 just 28. I go through periods with reading because it can be a strain on the eyes and sometimes you feel like making or baking something instead.

So, this year, instead of reading 52 books I am going to read what I have left on my shelf. Then some of the books I can keep and some I can give away or charity shop (which will make room for more!).

So the list to read is: –

  • The Return of the Native   JANUARY 2017
  • Women in Love   JANUARY 2017
  • The Riddle of the Sands JANUARY 2017
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea FEBRUARY 2017
  • Daniel Deronda   APRIL 2017
  • Cross Stitch   MAY 2017
  • The Woman in White JUNE 2017
  • The Mill on the Floss JUNE 2017
  • Ivanhoe   JUNE 2017
  • War and Peace
  • Rob Roy   AUGUST 2017
  • Vanity Fair
  • Anna Karennina

Not a massive list by any means BUT they are massive books some of them – 10 copies of war and peace and you have enough paper for a bonfire!

Goals should be attainable and maybe 52 books was a bit too ambitious, so here goes to a new year and a new challenge!

UPDATE: 13/08/17

Rob is started and already finding it easier than Ivanhoe – amazing how one writer can write so differently!


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