2017 Reads

What will I be reading in 2017? A bloody good question, thanks for asking. Over the year, whenever someone recommends a book to me that I think I'd enjoy or when I come across something I'd like to read, I'll add it to the page here. This will help me keep track of my teetering TBR pile and who doesn't like a good list? No bibliofreak I know. As I review books, I'll add links to the review on here too. I'd love to have your recommendations - comment below or hit me up on Twitter (@thebibliofreak). (If you would like me to read your own book, check out my review policy here:

Here is my 2017 reading list so far:

Blindness by Jose Saramago (recommended by @frankiesaxxx)

Stone Junction by Jim Dodge (recommended by @muninnherself)

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (recommended by @frankiesaxxx)

Orlando by Virginia Woolf (recommended by @jmc_hughy)

The Age of Earthquakes by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich (recommended by @jmc_hughy)

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (recommended by Bernadette)

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (recommended by @MissP_Psych)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (recommended by @MissP_Psych)

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (recommended by @MissP_Psych)

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman (recommended by Di)

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (recommended by @archie_bw)

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Heartof Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming READ Read my review

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Dare to Read by Susanna Beard READ Read my review

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry READ Read my review


Di said...

Glad to see The Catcher in the Rye, The Portrait of a Lady, Persuasion and Mrs Dalloway there.
You'll have a hard time with the Henry James, but persevere. My posts on that novel are some of the best posts on my blog.
Are you by any chance interested in a Life and Fate read-along? By Vasily Grossman. I intend to start in summer.

Matthew Selwyn said...

Certainly - one of my aims this year is to read books outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself a bit so yes to Life and Fate. I'll stick it on the list above but you might have to remind me at the time!!

Di said...

All right. How do I contact you then? Here or in email or on whatsapp?
Off-topic: when do you intend to visit Leeds? :D

Matthew Selwyn said...

Email would be fine, or Twitter. My WhatsApp hasn't worked forever because my iPhone won't update anymore.

Ahh, Leeds - who could resist its charms? Maybe this will be the year - a trip to see Bronte-land and Leeds all in one.

Di said...

Email then. I don't have twitter.
Or maybe we can go to Haworth together? I haven't been there.
Not sure when I have time though. Too busy.

Matthew Selwyn said...

Yes please. I've cleared out my inbox especially (well, conveniently).

Glad to hear you are busy - enjoying England and The North?

Di said...

Yeah. Send me something sometimes.

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