It’s been about a month since I started my new job and I’ve gotten settled into my commute – 50 minutes each way on a train makes for great reading time.
It’s also Stoptober here in the UK – a campaign to get people to stop smoking. I don’t smoke, but my book-buying habits have reached a level of addiction.
With this in mind, I’m starting a Stoptober reading list, which integrates a book-buying ban and a reminder of all the brilliant books that are already on my shelves.
Even I have to admit that it’s a pretty ambitious list but, I’m nothing if not ambitious and I wanted enough variety in to give myself a few different options.
Without further ado, my Stoptober list is:
- The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
- The Age of Magic, by Ben Okri
- Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang
- American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
- Quiet, by Susan Cain
- A Brief History of Time, by Steven Hawking
On my Kindle:
- The Sapphire Rose, by David Eddings
- Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
- Gutenburg’s Apprentice, by Alix Christie
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Sounds like a challenge! What’s the new job? Is it a promotion, or did you just fancy a change?
You’re making me jealous with your book lists by the way. I rarely read fiction these days – all of what used to be reading time is now taken up writing. I did recently start a book – The Piano Players, by Anthony Burgess – but this is the first in a long time. Maybe when I’ve finished the latest novel…
New job – completely different industry! Love it so far, but I do miss being surrounded by books! What are you writing? Or is it top-secret?
No, not top secret. I’m about two-thirds of the way through my second novel, about a girl who’s apparently living a dream life in a beach suburb in Perth (Australia) but who may not be everything she seems.
There’s 2 there I’ve had on my TBR for a while now Quiet and Gutenberg’s Apprentice. Whether or not I ever get around to them remains to be seen!
Quiet is the next book on my list so I will (hopefully) be able to let you know what I think soon!