Stoptober TBR

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:

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  • The Sapphire Rose, by David Eddings
  • Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • Gutenburg’s Apprentice, by Alix Christie

5 thoughts on “Stoptober TBR

  1. literarylad says:

    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…

      • literarylad says:

        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.

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