At the start of each month I’ll write a short post to let all you guys know what I expect to be reading over the next month. I may not get round to actually reading all my ideas, but each month I’ll commit to reading a particular title so that those who want to read along can do so in confidence that I will be issuing a review at the end of the month.
For those of you who want to read along with me over the coming month the one title I’m planning to read is Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe. After really enjoying Lucky Jim I thought it would be good to try a novel of the same era, and one written in a similarly easy style.
I also quite fancy reading more Martin Amis, I’m thinking maybe London Fields as that has probably had the best reviews outside of Money. Having read Freedom, I’d also like try The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen to see if all the praise was justified. However, I’m not sure I’m ready to wade through another epic of Middle America just yet so that might have to wait.
After re-reading The Remains of the Day, I’d like to go back to Never Let Me Go. I’ve read them both several times and have always preferred the latter, but now that I’m looking at the novels more critically for my reviews I’d be interested to see if my perceptions have changed.
After winning a small bet on his football team my lovely Dad bought me a copy of The Fry Chronicles so I will almost certainly jump into that too.
If I can find a good book about blogging I’d like to read that. I enjoyed Joel Comm’s Twitter Power 2.0 last month, and being new to a lot of this really picked up some good tips.