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Bucket List of Books to Read.


After finishing the Winter's Tale yesterday I started to look through my book case for the next book to read. I've been such a lazy reader for the past few years and at the same time I love wandering through book stores and always end up buying at least one book, so there's a lot to choose from in our home. All of the books listed below can be found in our book case.

Here's my reading list for the next (hmm, I wonder how long it will take me to finish this pile...) indefinite period of time, in no specific order:
  • Paolo Coelho - Alchemist (a re-read, already started yesterday) (edit: finished 14.6.2014)
  • Neil Gaiman - American Gods (edit: finished 12.7.2014)
  • Hugh Howey - Wool (edit: started 7.12.2014 - finished 11.4.2015)
  • Orhan Pamuk - Istanbul - memories and the city 
  • George R.R. Martin - A Clash of Kings
  • Sara Gruen - Water for Elephants (edit: started 22.9.2014 - finished 9.10.2014)
  • Haruki Murakami - 1Q84 (started 4.9.2015)
  • John Dickie - Cosa Nostra
  • Frank Herbert - Dune 
  • Joseph Heller - Catch 22 (edit: started 13.7.2014 - finished 20.8.2014)
  • Andrew O'Hagan - Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and His Friend Marilyn Monroe
  • Donna Tartt - Secret History (edit: started 10.10.2014 - finished 7.12.2014)
  • Harper Lee - To Kill A Mocking Bird (started 15.7.2015 - finished 3.9.2015)
  • Joël Dicker - The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
  • John le Carré - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (edit: started 22.7.2014 - finished 23.9.2014)
This is what I've read so far this year.

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