Reading twenty-five books in a year is not too hard when you’ve been an avid reader for over seventy years. Some of the time though the choice can be overwhelming.
I tend to read from the same lists of publishers recommendations and follow the literary reviews. I follow the reviews that are published by the Australian Women Writers Challenge.
This year just for the fun of it, I plan to be more creative about how I choose what to read. I got the idea for this this list from a post of Erin Burns which you can access here.
This is my list of twenty-five books to read this year
- A book about France
- A book my daughter recommends
- A book club choice – well, actually, there’ll be a lot of those
- A book from the Scarborough library (my local library)
- One of the classics I already own
- A book of poetry
- A book from the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 shortlist
- A book about Australian history
- A novel with a medieval theme
- A book set in the Australian outback
- A book written in 1995
- A book from the Stella Prize 2015 short list
- A book of young adult fiction
- A book of ‘chick-lit’
- A book with a blue cover with a windmill
- A book ‘For Dummies’ about I subject I know nothing about
- A book of exotic recipes – and I’ll make three of the recipes
- A book about spirituality
- A book with pictures
- A book of speculative fiction
- A book by an author I listen to at the Perth Writers Festival in February 2015
- A book by a male writer
- A book by an Aboriginal woman
- A book from the Walkley Award for Best Non-Fiction Books 2015 shortlist
- A book with a flower (or flowers) on the cover.
That’s my list of twenty-five books. I’ll review some of them for the Australian Women Writers Challenge.
I would love you to add to the list. Leave a comment with your suggestions.