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    What do you plan to read in 2020?

    My list for the coming year (I am going to try and mix fiction with popular science).

    1) Listen to the Sherlock Holmes books on audio (someone bought me the boxset of Stephen Fry reading them all - laying in a hot bath listening to it is pure bliss)

    2) Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

    3) Dickens Nicholas Nickleby

    4) Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time (well, I will give it a try - whether I make it to the end or not remains to be seen!!)

    5) D H Lawrence Women in Love

    6) Richard Dawkins The Magic of Reality

    7) Nabokov Pale Fire

    8) Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim

    9) T S Eliot Four Quartets (slowly and with notes)

    10) Edward st Aubyn The Melrose novels

    I also want to read something by the British travel writer Bruce Chatwin, and I might re-read Shakespeare’s Henriad cycle.

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    Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens - bought six Dickens volumes for £10, how good is that!
    Dr Thorne, Anthony Trollope - 3rd in the Barchester series
    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorn - American classic
    Wives and Daughters, Mrs Gaskell - seems to be Gaskell fans' favourite
    The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford - somewhere between 11 and 20 of the BBC's top 100 British books survey
    Hornblower and the Atropos, C.S. Forrester - reading for fun
    The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood - the most famous dystopia I have not read yet
    Atonement, Ian McEwan - somewhere between 11 and 20 of the BBC's top 100 British books survey
    Othello, William Shakespeare - I am going to try to understand and like Shakespeare
    Ullyses, James Joyce - the big one.

    I already have these waiting on my shelf to be read, but I shall probably read others.
    When does all this reading have an effect? I have not changed into a better person yet.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
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    I have been considering this year's French classic, American classic and Russian classic. I think my French classic with be Stendhal's The Red and the Black. I have not decided on the Russian classic: either the Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol or Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. I still have the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne to read, but I think I might have a go at William Faulkner's Absolom, Absolom!
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    Inspiring lists. I haven´t made a list this year, reading just now For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway. One of the next books might be Oblomow- by Gontscharow.
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    Neat these lists. Always a potential source of inspiration when I'm looking for something to read.

    Somewhere midway 2019, I decided to read, well partially reread, the entire oeuvres of Joe Abercrombie and Pete Dexter, alternating between them. At this point, I (re)read:
    - the entire First Law trilogy by Abercrombie
    - God's Pocket and Deadwood by Pete Dexter.

    Next-up is Paris Trout, for which Dexter got the National Book Award for Fiction.

    Francis
    "Some things in life need solitude to thrive. Can only flourish in seclusion and loneliness. Without affection hushing and deceptively lulling them to sleep.

    The pursuit of dreams is such a thing."

    Tom Fitch - Intersection Diaries

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