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