I know, a bit of a modest attempt but I don't want to commit to 15 books and there is no level for 10 books. So I picked 6 books I most want to read. Hopefully, it will spur me to read some other ones off the shelf as well. They are:
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
This is the third book in the Millennium trilogy. I have really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I don't read many thriller style novels and these books have really got me hooked. The plots are complex and really gripping. I've been meaning to finish off the trilogy for a while now, just haven't gotten around to it!
- Steve Jobs: A Biography - Walter Isaacson
I really like reading biographies and have had this book for a while now. This is a MASSIVE book and 2013 is the year I conquer it!
- The Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh is one of my favourite authors. I first read Hungry Tide by him, many years ago and absolutely loved it. Many, many people have since told me how good Sea of Poppies is. I bought a copy of the book on my trip to India in 2010 and I am ashamed to say I am yet to read it!
- Hell's Angels - Hunter S. Thompson
I bought this book soon after reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 2007 and never actually got around to reading it. Gotta be done!
- Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
A frequent pop culture reference and a classic I am embarrassed to say I haven't read. Yet.
- The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Been meaning to read this one since it won the Booker prize. But again, books sit on your shelf and you forget.
Ok, time to start reading then!