A Book a Fortnight for a Year

A few years back I started writing a bucket list. I was trying to get to 100 things, although I feel I could write a few lists and still want to do more. There are so many things I want to do, but I wanted to try and make my bucket list reachable, things I could achieve. Once I have done it I want to create a scrapbook as memories of each activity, but I’m still making the finishing touches to the list (some years in the making!) So one of the things I wanted to do was to read a book a fortnight for a year, and I achieved it a few years ago. I loved it! I wanted to read as many different genres of books as possible, so the list is a bit random! It was a really enjoyable thing to do, and once my little man is bigger, it is definitely something I want to redo! Maybe I could go for a book a week for a year when he is much bigger!!

Here is the list of what I read:

  1. ‘The White Queen’ by Phillipa Gregory
  2. ‘The Daughter of Time’ by Josephine Tey
  3. ‘The Return Journey’ by Maeve Binchy
  4. ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ by Audrey Niffenegger
  5. ‘Dizzy’ by Cathy Cassady
  6. ‘The Shell Seekers’ by Rosamunde Pilcher
  7. ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. ‘You’re the One That I Don’t Want’ by Alexandra Potter
  9. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson
  10. ‘Knots and Crosses’ by Ian Rankin
  11. ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ by Trisha Ashley
  12. ‘Artemis Fowl’ by Eoin Colfer
  13. ‘Sapper Martin’ by Richard Van Emden
  14. ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Robert James Waller
  15. ‘Tears of the Giraffe’ by Alexander McCall Smith
  16. ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’ by Mark Haddon
  17. ‘The Hand that First Held Mine’ by Maggie O’Farrell
  18. ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl
  19. ‘If You Could See Me Now’ by Cecelia Ahern
  20. ‘Wives ‘v’ Girlfriends’ by Katie Agnew
  21. ‘Chocolat’ by Joanne Harris
  22. ‘The Single Girls To Do List’ by Lindsey Kelk
  23. ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop
  24. ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls
  25. ‘The Italian Girl’ by Iris Murdoch
  26. ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

Next time I definitely want to get more classic books in! You know, the ones on those lists of ‘books you should read’, maybe I can work some into the book club!!

What books have you read recently? What are your favourite books? Have you read any on my list?


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