My 2015 Fiction Reading Plan

When I was devising my goals for 2015, I drew up a list of non fiction books that I wanted to read to help me grow. I have also previously shared about my bucket book list. Last year, I started to read again, thanks to starting up a book club (read an excuse for a group of Mums to get out one evening a month and do a book exchange.) and downloading Audible.

Audible is an Amazon auditory book downloading system. I pay £8 a month and in return I get a credit. With this credit, I can buy a audio book. As the unabridged versions (my preference) are over £12, this seems like good value. Audible has transformed my reading as I listen to a book while I’m tidying the house, driving in the car, walking- anything basically that doesn’t require brain work. Admittedly it takes me longer to tidy while I’m listening, but it sure makes the most mundane tasks more interesting!

I don’t want to come up with a defined list of books, because at the moment, I have a pile of books awaiting my reading time. What I do want is to have read 12 books this year, that’s excluding any that I listen to. If I listen to one each month and read one each month, then I will have ‘read’ 24 books. That will be a vast improvement on last year!

So my list is as follows:
My pile of books gathering dust next to my bed:
Call the Midwife- Jennifer Worth
Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
My Best Friend’s Girl- Dorothy Koomson
The Constant Gardener- John le Carre

Fiction Books

I also have some audio books lined up through Audible:
: Jojo Moyes (December’s Credit)
: Nelson Mandela (January’s Credit)

From my bucket book list I would like to read:
: Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden
: Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
: A Shakespeare….

I would like to bring back reading with the children, so my reading list for them would be:
: Chronicles of Narnia Series- CS Lewis
: Swiss Family Robinson- Johann David Wyss
: Jock of the Bushveld (Modern Classics (Penguin))– Percy Fitzpatrick

This is not a definitive list, as I don’t know what books I will choose at book club and the school library has a very interesting selection for parents. But if I have a list of what I’d like to achieve, then hopefully I will be more successful and focussed in my reading.
What are you planning to read this year?

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About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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4 Responses to My 2015 Fiction Reading Plan

  1. emily says:

    Read gone girl over the summer, and Oh has just finished it! Fairly good, lots of twists! Memoirs of a geisha, amazing! Enjoy them all, I might just make my self a list…!
    M x

    • Cheryl says:

      M- Id love to see your list. Have you read War and Peace this year yet? I’d love to know how many books on my bucket list you’ve already read!

  2. I love your bucket book list. You should read Lord of the Flies though 😉 I’d also recommend Gone Girl. Read it first!

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