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A Bookish Thursday Thirteen: Thirteen Books I Plan To Read Soon (ish)

I really enjoyed last week’s Thursday Thirteen so I thought I’d do it this week as well and continue with the theme of books

Here are thirteen books I plan to read soon (ish).  I have to say soon ish because we all know that quite frankly something else is bound to catch my eye and change that order before I actually manage to read all thirteen.  But that said I did venture into Waterstones today and venture back out again without buying any books.  Shockingly enough I wasn’t even tempted.  Then I had a phone conversation about going somewhere where there’s a promise of a goody bag full of books so you know there is no need to worry about a potential lack of new reading material in my life!

  1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.  This is the last of John Green’s books that I have to read so I’ve been putting it off but I’ve decided to stop doing so.
  2. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg. This caught my eye in Waterstones a few months ago. It’s said to be very funny I don’t know just struck me as something a little different to what I’ve been reading lately.
  3. Star Trek: The Fall – Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward. Actually, this is first on my list I think. Because it’s Star Trek and most importantly because it’s TNG and I loved the four earlier books in the series.  I’ve got to read the last one!
  4. An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. Because Chris Hadfield is awesome and if you don’t follow him on twitter you really should be. That said I’m a bit disappointed it’s not got any of his awesome photos from space in it.
  5. Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. I’ve read this several times.  I caught sight of the DVD in HMV earlier today and I thought “I’d like to watch that again.” and then I thought “actually I’d like to read the book again.” it deals with some tough subjects but it’s such a lovely book for kids and adults alike.
  6. Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Making a start on reading Dickens as I said I would last week. No particular reason why I picked that one.
  7. An Accidental Love Story by Claudia Carroll. Because it’s been sat on my bookshelf for ages and it keeps catching my eye with it’s bright purple pages. And it’s chicklit. This list wouldn’t be complete without any chicklit on it!
  8. Patently in Love by Rhoda Baxter. Rhoda just sent me this to review and we’ve been having an interesting email chat. Plus, I’m trying to keep more on top of my review books this year.
  9. The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain. She’s one of my favourite authors but strangely I didn’t read any of her books last year. I just bought tons of them in the Kindle sale so I think she’ll feature heavily in my reading this year. I picked this one to read first because I really like the title – it caught my interest.
  10. Finding Mother by Anne Allen. I’m taking part in her blog tour in early February. It’s a book with a secret, some travel and mentions of the second world war. I’m looking forward to it!
  11. The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde. Ok that’s two books but they follow each other and they link into his Thursday Next series of books which I discovered last year was absolutely hooked by.  I think this is going to be pretty different to the Thursday books but I hear it’s hilarious.
  12. White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Another one that’s been sat on my shelf for ages. I picked this up because it’s on the 1001 books to read before you die list (which I use for inspiration and I plan to focus on more this year) and the goodreads group for the list is about to discuss it so it seemed like a good time. I really enjoyed her On Beauty.
  13. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing.  This is the only one of these books I don’t have at the moment. I’ve never read any of hers but I saw some old interview clips with her when she died and I thought “you kick ass, I should read some of your books.” Plus, this looks awesome and it’s also the 1001 books list.

And finally before reading those I plan to finish the two books I have on the go at the moment Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (enjoying it a lot and it’s sort of making me want to reread the original Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility) and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (started that on the train today and I suspect I’m going to fly through it before bed tonight)

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