My challenge for 2023 is to read a book a week.
I'm still ploughing my way through Don Quixote which make take a couple of reads and there is a lot of google searching going on to explore things further. I'm really enjoying the book.
I've selected 4 books this month from the supply on the book shelf in the spare room. A mixture of childhood books, biographies, educational books and a variety of charity shop books that are swopped regular with a few friends and my mum so my supply is endless. I've read one of them already, I plan to finish the other 3 whilst on holiday this week and next.
The student I support in school is a 6th former studying English Literature, next up for reading are The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's King Lear.
So far this year I've read the following:
Lord of the Flies - William Golding. Re read from O level days
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee. One of those books everyone should read
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens. Re read from O level days
Off Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Re read from O level days
Macbeth - Shakespeare. Re read from O level days
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood. Never watched the TV series, but the book was brillant
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams. One we all think we know till we read it.
Frankenstein - Mary Shelly. The hardest book I've read to date, takes ages to get going through a series of letters.
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome. Loved this book so much, a travel guide to the Thames.
Good Eggs - Rebecca Hardiman. Light and easy read.
Pippi Longstockings - Astrid Lindgren. A childhood favourite.
Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton. A childhood favourite.
The Tempest - Shakespeare. Read the summary first to get an understanding of the plot, characters came to life.
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson. A bit boring, had to persevere.
Agatha Raisin Terrible Tourist - M. C. Beaton. Quick read in a day.
Anything Could Happen - Lucy Diamond.
Home Truths - Susan Lewis
The Wild Roses - D.B. Carter