20 Books of Winter (or Summer!) Challenge

Everyone knows I love a good challenge. I also love books… and I have a teetering, looming pile of them. So what better than Cathy 746’s Summer Winter Reading Challenge?

You heard me. It is on like Donkey Kong.

I’m not going to beat myself up about not finishing this- I know pretty well that I won’t. But I do want to make sure I spend my me time reading and not wasting time watching The Chaser and contemplating getting some Pad Thai… which is all my brain seems to manage right now. So as per her challenge, I am to elect 20 books I’d like to read over the next few months and tick them off, then blog about them.

I’m going easy on myself and I’m going to be picking some fun/easy things, but from other lists I’ve got going at the moment, such as my list of things I want to be reading, the Gregory Peck-a-long and my own little list in my diary that makes up the Popsugar reading challenge for this year. Since most of them have stuck around on my top pile of things to read for months, it’s about time!

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (yeah, yeah, I know this is a monster… but I’m going to take it slow!)

2. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

3. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

4. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

5. Animal Farm by George Orwell

6. Little Birds by Anais Nin

7. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graheme

8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

9. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

10. Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

11. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

12. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

13. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

15. A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

16. Asphodel by H.D.

17. The Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

18. Mythologies by W.B. Yeats (DNF)

19. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

20. Little Star by John Lindqvist


11 thoughts on “20 Books of Winter (or Summer!) Challenge

  1. Great list with some fantastic books on it – but it took me over two months to read War and Peace alone! Glad you’re doing the challenge too – should be fun! 😀

  2. Good luck with your list! I am hoping to take part to, but with the more manageable amount of 10 for me. I loved The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. I hope you enjoy it too 🙂

  3. You have a lot of books on this list that I haven’t read before; best of luck on your challenge! Even if you don’t get all 20 done within the specified time of the challenge, at least you are increasing the amount of time you spend reading. 🙂

    Although… it’s never a bad time for Pad Thai. So you should probably get some. Just sayin’.

  4. Pingback: Review: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell | bookarahma

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