Thursday, 21 March 2013

Back on Track?


20 books from Lord of the Flies to date. I've gotten a Kindle since I last blogged (I'm also 2 years older *cough*) and I love it. So many of the older books are free once they're out of copywright and I've had a couple of sessions where I've stocked up on free books from the list.
The books I've read in the last 2 and a bit years are: 

Choke- Chuck Palahniuk (6/10)

Life of Pi- Yann Martel (8/10)
 American Psycho- Bret Easton Ellis (6/10) 
The Sea, The Sea- Iris Murdoch (8/10)
 Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov (9/10) 
1984- George Orwell (9/10) 
The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien (8/10)
 The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (9/10)
 Crome Yellow- Aldous Huxley (4/10) 
The Age of Innocence- Edith Wharton (8/10)
 The Thirty Nine Steps- John Buchan (7/10) 
Ethan Frome- Edith Wharton (7/10) 
The Island of Dr Moreau- HG Wells (6/10) 
Diary of a Nobody- George Grossmith (7/10) 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10) 
The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde (5/10) 
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson (9/10)
 Little Women- Louisa May Alcott (7/10) T
he Sorrows of Young Werther- Johann Wolfgang van Goethe (6/10)
Aseops Fables (6/10)

 I was planning on doing a review on the most recent book I read which was Crome Yellow. However, the book was utter tosh and had no plot whatsoever so I've scrapped that idea! The characters weren't developed and Huxley used so many words I didn't understand I started a notebook of all the naff words he used. I'm now part of the way through Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf, and applauding myself on having chosen another book with zero plot.

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