I’ve never been one for making lists of books I want to read. Frankly, I have far too many and the idea of choosing a select few tends to send my mind spinning. This year, however, I decided it was finally time to decide myself to a few titles.
My list isn’t going to be large at all (have you seen the Goodreads 100 challenge?!) and this is due to the fact that I’m a pretty slow reader [and here] with little time in general. It should be a manageable list, which I’ll update as I’ll complete the books or feel like adding a few more.
My 2017 reading list in no particular order:
- The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King – I’ve finished the first two books and really need to get a move on in the series.
- The Guin Saga: Book One – The Leopard Mask by Kaoru Kurimoto – This one sounds interesting and it took me years to find a physical copy in South Africa.
- The Mall by S.L. Grey – A South African author with an interesting premise for a tale.
- 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke – I’m trying to read all of the 2001 books.
- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Yea, okay, I’m a sucker for anything this guy writes.
- When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen – One of Tallulah’s absolutely favourite authors so I decided it’s time to try her out.
- The Babylon Eye by Masha du Toit – Another SA author I want to give a go.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson – based off of the Stephen King mini-series, Rose Red, by god is this boring. I’ve almost finished it and need to slog through.
Feature image: Moyan Brenn from Flickr.
Update: 3 January 2017 – Only hours after I published this piece, I managed to finish off the last bit of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red. What an incredibly boring read that was.