Well, after 43 days of travelling I’m finally ready to begin reading from my friends recommendations. Yvonne all yours were covered in the first 43 days ☺️. If something you recommended isn’t on the list of probably read it!
I’m really looking forward to reading some new authors, I like most books with my favourite author being Iain Banks (and his sci-if Iain M Banks) but with limited time I’ve been reading mostly trash for the last few years with the odd exception.
Feel free to add or even to agree with some of the titles!
My plan is to edit this blog with my thoughts on each novel.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell.
- Jack Reacher – Well, I’ve read the first three books. I did really enjoy them but by the third one I decided they were a bit too similar for me to want to read anymore from this series, just my personal choice.
- The hitchikers guide to the galaxy books- Douglas Adams
- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.
- Grapes of wrath or any other Steinbeck book.
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
- The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.
- Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre.
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
- I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – I read this book whilst in Vietnam which seemed rather fitting. Very thought provoking book, I think I will have to read it again. Happiness or freedom seemed to be my main takeaway. It did make me think of Singapore and Vietnam society. In Singapore, from my limited knowledge, they seem to have a benovelent dictatorship but everyone seems happy and well cared for, but do they feel trapped, do they dream of a more free society?
- Travels with Charly
- The Goldfinch
- Mists of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
- Shogun- James Clavell
- State of Fear, timeline, rising sun, prey-Michael Crichton
- The Stand, It- Stephen King
- Lightening- Dean R Koontz
- Water ship Down- Richard Adams
- All the light you cannot see – by Anthony Doerr.
- Fingerprints of the Gods, keeper of the Genesis, magicians of the gods- Graham Hancock