Last November/December, I read five insanely great books: Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz, On Writing by Stephen King, and The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games trilogy was one of my most favourite reading experiences in a long time – you can read more about it in my review of the trilogy here.
So with yet another long holiday, I’ve decided to set out a list of books I aim to get through. Being an avid reader with limited time during most of the year, I’ve been looking forward to devouring these titles for some time now.
So without further ado, here’s the 2013 December Reading List:
- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
- Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz
- David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
- Story Physics by Larry Brooks
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling
I’ve been wanting to read Fight Club ever since I saw the film; Russian Roulette is a must, being a die-hard Alex Rider fan; David and Goliath stems from my interest being piqued by Gladwell’s writing and insights after reading Outliers; Story Physics is a must after reading Story Engineering, and I hope to learn more from it about the intricate process of crafting novels. And then there’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, a surprise entry which I have to read after finding out that J.K. Rowling, one of my all-time favourite writers, was behind the mask of Robert Galbraith. Oh, and it’s apparently a brilliant thriller too.
This list is as much a public commitment and a tracker for myself, as it is a way of sharing my reading interests with you, dear reader. Be sure to check back on this blog to read my thoughts on these books as I finish them. Also, if you’re on Goodreads, you’re welcome to add me (https://www.goodreads.com/rahuldowlath <– that’s me on the reading social network ;)). And leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for good books to read.