The first novel on my list was one that I had blindly plucked from my bookshelf and didn’t fill me with any particular excitement.
I’m not and never have been very fond of Victorian writing (probably a throw back from my private school English lessons where my teacher was obsessed with them and felt all other books should be made redundant,) and so Oscar Wilde was someone, like the Bronte’s and Dickens that I had tended to avoid like the plague. 353 more words
For me, books about real people, those being Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs, fall into two distinct categories; those that are dry and factual, and those that are about the deeper person. 797 more words
I had my first ‘like’ today which pleased me immensely as it reassuring to know that my quest is not totally dull!
Having spent a considerable amount of time researching lists, reading synopsis of books and trying to narrow down such a huge selection to a finite and achievable number (obviously I intend to read well over 100 books in my life time from this point on wards,) I found the Guardian had published an article on the best selling novels within the UK to date in 2012. 1,139 more words