I was not planning to participate in today’s TTT, mostly because I’ve been staying away from TBR posts a lot recently. But I’ve been promising to post the books I want to read for #20 (read 25 books that I physically own), and I’m hoping to read a lot of them soon in any case. Apparently only reading books you physically own is a “thing“, which makes sense because it’s kind of bad when you read so many library/loan books but not the ones on your own shelf.
These are books I physically own (i.e. not e-books, audiobooks or borrowed books) that I want to read before January 2015. The first 10 are what I hope to finish this Spring (because it is Spring in South Africa, although it does not yet feel that way). The
strike-throughs are books I read before this list, but after my goal-post. The rest are the rest.
1. China Underground by Zachary Mexico (bought while on Semester at Sea)
2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (won from Cate at Boxes of Paper)
3. Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter
4. African Cookboy by David Dinwoodie Irving
5. Kid Moses by Mark R. Thornton
6. Doomed Love by Virgil (#1 in Penguin’s Great Loves box set – romance AND classics, daunting)
7. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (from Puffin’s Children’s Classics box set)
8. Ratburger by David Walliams
9. Bakuman by Tsugumi Ohba (also bought while on SAS, at the Kyoto Manga Museum)
10. Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (also from SAS)
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Whisper Not by Mpongo et. al.
Touch by Karina Magdalena Szczurek (won during Short Story Week Africa 2012)
Hives in Paradise by Midge Hill Mebane
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok
17. Around Africa on my Bicycle by Riaan Manser (won from The Book Club Blog)
18. Other Lives by Andre Brink (won during Short Story Week Africa 2012)
19. Shakespeare’s England by R.E. Pritchard (bought by Granny on a trip to the UK)
20. Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
21. Worlds Afire by Paul B. Janeczko
22. Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela
23. The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men by Bill Shore
24. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (SAS)
25. Moxyland by Lauren Beukes (SAS)
Disclaimer: This is by no means a list of books I think you should read before 25 or anything like that. I simply don’t want to turn 25 with a shelf full of books that are gathering dust.