I've been promising you a reading list for 2011. It's done and you can find it here.
You can also get to the page anytime on the top right hand side of the blog... just click '2011 Reading List'.
I want to give my reading some direction this year and a list will also make it easy for me to order ahead from the library or buy on Amazon or Book Depository.
There are some books listed that I should have read years ago (and I'm almost embarrassed to admit I haven't) and others I may struggle to finish. Many have won or been shortlisted for awards but that is not the only reason they're there. In fact some are there despite that. Like movies I tend to go off a book if I hear too much about it.
I would love to know if you think there's a book I should add. Or one I should take off the list!
I don't do self-help books - blogging my New Year's resolutions is about as 'self-help' as I get and I haven't even done that yet this year. I'm really trying not to fall back into reading too many crime yarns (Sayers is new to me so that's ok) and I am banning aiport-lite chick lit (mostly!).
One book I definitely won't EVER be reading is Little Vampire Women. I came across it on my book search and couldn't quite believe that a) someone has written it b) someone else published it and c) people are buying it. Surely they're not reading it too?!
By the way, you can buy the pictured book jackets here. I thought they'd make great wrapping paper for a book gift but I certainly will not be covering the books on my shelf. That would be a little odd...