One of the things I love about the start of a new year is making a list of books I absolutely want to read that year. I never stick to my list completely, because I always discover new books and have impulse buys and things like that, but I do try to follow my list and aim to read as many of the books that I put on it. I’ve challenged myself to read 50 books this year, which I know is doable, but I’m not going to stress out about it. The list I’ve composed so far doesn’t contain 50 books (far from it!), but these are the ones I absolutely want to read.
In addition to this I’m going to try and read as many books that I already own and try to buy fewer books this year. The former won’t be a big problem, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do the latter (but I will try!). But that’s the fun of reading goals: you set yourself a few aims, and while you try to reach them there’s no obligation. So, without further ado, here are the books I’ve listed as ‘to read in 2015’ so far:
Naguib Mahfouz – Palace Walk
Randa Abdel-Fattah – Does My Head Look Big In This?
Eliza Griswold – The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Faultline between Christianity and Islam
Alison Weir – A Dangerous Inheritance
George R.R. Martin – A Dance With Dragons Part 2: After the Feast
Ahdaf Soueif – The Map of Love
Orhan Pamuk – The Museum of Innocence
Joanne Harris – A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String
Alaa Al-Aswany – The Yacoubian Building
Alexander McCall Smith – The Kalahari Typing School for Men
Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Malala Yousafzai – I Am Malala
Gareth Roberts – The Well-Mannered War
Gareth Roberts – The English Way of Death
Do you ever make reading lists? And more importantly, do you stick to them?