2016 Reading Challenge


One of the few promises I made myself before 2016 kicked off was to get through as many books as I could. In the past these ideas have come, but I have never stuck to them.

I have a phobia of committing to long-term plans that I come up with.

Mainly because my plans are worse than Michael J Scott’s quick-witted, yet child like, come backs.

So enough.

This year, I shall make this one small change.

Hopefully come the end of the year, I will look back on this with a big grin on my face. Not too big of a grin though. I have been told that my smile can send people into chills and shivers.

I may want to sort that out as well.


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1. On The Road: The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac ✔

2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad ✔

3. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac ✔

4. The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon ✔

5. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts ✔

6. Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan ✔

7. Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan ✔

8. N-W by Zadie Smith ✔

9. The Place of Dead Roads by William S. Burroughs ✔

10. Stoner by John Edward Williams ✔

11. Norwegian Wood  by Haruki Murakami ✔

12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Maurakami ✔

13. Rus Like Everyone Else by Bette Adriaanse ✔

14. The Night Manager by John Le Carre ✔

15. I Believe In Miracles by Danny Taylor ✔

16. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs ✔

17. Junky by William Burroughs ✔

18. The Plague by Albert Camus ✔

19. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy ✔

20. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James ✔

21. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts ✔

22. Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke


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