The Book List – Compiled

I wrote a post the other day asking for suggestions of books that people consider “must reads” I also asked on Twitter and Facebook.

I took the first 40 suggestions and these are listed below. These are books I must read before 2020 as part of my “40 things to do before I’m 40” (that list coming soon)
Where a series has been suggested I have just included this as one entry on the list. I won’t necessarily read them in the order listed.

1. Jane Eyre
2. Gone with the Wind
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. 19 minutes – Jodi Picoult
5. Catcher in the Rye
6. Hunger Games Trilogy
7. Memoirs of a Geisha
8. The Book Thief
9. Catch 22
10. One flew over the cuckoo’s best
11. The curious incident of the dog in the night
12. Wuthering Heights
13. Nelson Mandela’s autobiography
14. Danny Champion of the World
15. The TimeWaster letters
16. Pride and prejudice
17. Dracula
18. Rebecca
19. Frankenstein
20. The Rats – James Herbert
21. Bravo Two Zero – Andy McNabb
22. Harry Potter series
23. The Alchemist
24. A thousand splendid Sun’s
25. Midnight’s children
26. Love in time if cholera
27. The Secret Garden
28. Purple Hibiscus
29. Google Whack
30. The Thirteenth Tale
31. How to have a Brilliant Life – Michael Heppell
32. A town like Alice
33. The Railway Man
34. Mr Stink
35. Black Beauty
36. The Wedding Girl
37. The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw
38. Enid Blyton – Faraway Tree & Wishing Collection
39. Me before you – Jojo Moyes
40. The Bible

I’ve managed to download some of the above on to my Kindle for free, so may start with them first. I’ll be looking at the library to borrow some too rather than buy them all.

I’ve set up a blog here to run along side this one to post as I read each book


The Book List…….

I used to love reading. In a two week holiday I would go through countless books and I always would have one on the go in general at home.

Since having children (and since my internet addiction started) my reading habits have dwindled into practically non existence.

I have been jotting bits down as I think of them, to include in the things I want to do before I’m 40, and one thing on there so far is compile then read a book list. I mainly read chick lit with the odd crime novel here and there, so I feel I should broaden my horizons a little when it comes to books

So here is where I need your help. My Kindle is loaded with some credit ready to download ……….

What would be your number 1 book that you’d recommend someone should read in their life?


Trying to catch the blogging bug

Usually you don’t want to catch bugs do you?? But after “speaking” on Twitter to more and more lovely bloggers I regret not writing more about life things…. Especially when it’s so easy to do. My iPhone is practically attached to my hand, I have a WordPress app, so really there is no excuse.

My life is not overly interesting but maybe one day someone might read something I write!

Blogging Bug – I’m coming to get you & grabbing you with both hands!