Starting in January I decided to read a new book each month so as to broaden my horizon and vocabulary, to break certain habits and build new ones, and to study different authors and their writing styles. This is so that I can develop my writing style, and actively work on writing my own book, based on what I’ve read, liked and disliked.
Below is the list of the types of books I want to explore this year, but I’m finding that this list is not static and will evolve over time.
A book that’s difficult to read – Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley
A book that became a movie – Divergent by Veronica Roth
A forgotten classic – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
A book with non-human characters
A funny book – The Tenth Life of Mr. Whiskers by R.A. Gates
A book of short stories or poems
A book of non-fiction
A best-selling book
A book based on a true story
A book a friend loves – Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan, as suggested by Patrick Reid
A book that scares me – The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub (incomplete)
A book with an epic love story
These categories I found on this Reading Bingo Card which I thought was just brilliant.
And as I said, this list will change. I can tell you that by having read Divergent I feel the need to read the second and third instalment of this trilogy, which leads me to the next category of books I want to read:
A trilogy of books – The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
I will update this page with the books I’ve read.
I hope you enjoy one, some, or all of them.