When I was devising my goals for 2015, I drew up a list of non fiction books that I wanted to read to help me grow. I have also previously shared about my bucket book list. Last year, I started to read again, thanks to starting up a book club (read an excuse for a group of Mums to get out one evening a month and do a book exchange.) and downloading Audible.
Audible is an Amazon auditory book downloading system. I pay £8 a month and in return I get a credit. With this credit, I can buy a audio book. As the unabridged versions (my preference) are over £12, this seems like good value. Audible has transformed my reading as I listen to a book while I’m tidying the house, driving in the car, walking- anything basically that doesn’t require brain work. Admittedly it takes me longer to tidy while I’m listening, but it sure makes the most mundane tasks more interesting!
I don’t want to come up with a defined list of books, because at the moment, I have a pile of books awaiting my reading time. What I do want is to have read 12 books this year, that’s excluding any that I listen to. If I listen to one each month and read one each month, then I will have ‘read’ 24 books. That will be a vast improvement on last year!
So my list is as follows:
My pile of books gathering dust next to my bed:
Call the Midwife- Jennifer Worth
Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
My Best Friend’s Girl- Dorothy Koomson
The Constant Gardener- John le Carre
I also have some audio books lined up through Audible:
: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002SQ5NGA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B002SQ5NGA&linkCode=as2&tag=sobyc-21&linkId=QXZDHF4EH4F4W3EM- Jojo Moyes (December’s Credit)
: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002SQ60S0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B002SQ60S0&linkCode=as2&tag=sobyc-21&linkId=IN75FX4TFOY7SR2F- Nelson Mandela (January’s Credit)
From my bucket book list I would like to read:
: Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
: Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
: A Shakespeare….
I would like to bring back reading with the children, so my reading list for them would be:
: Chronicles of Narnia Series- CS Lewis
: Swiss Family Robinson- Johann David Wyss
: Jock of the Bushveld (Modern Classics (Penguin))– Percy Fitzpatrick
This is not a definitive list, as I don’t know what books I will choose at book club and the school library has a very interesting selection for parents. But if I have a list of what I’d like to achieve, then hopefully I will be more successful and focussed in my reading.
What are you planning to read this year?
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