My 50 Books for 2016 Challenge

The smell of the pages as you turn them, the printed words on the paper and the thought of closing one book only to start a new one; I love all these things. I have always been a voracious reader and I can easily finish reading a book in a day or two, provided I have nothing else to do. However, I have been very busy lately and in the past year I have read very few books and to me this is sort of a failure.

Books for me have always been vessels of knowledge and the more I read the more I know about things. They do more than just improve my vocabulary. They entertain; they make me laugh; they make me cry; they make me human.

In order to not repeat the mistake of reading too few books last year, I have decided to challenge myself this year and the challenge is to read 50 books, both fiction and nonfiction. So, in no random order, I have listed 50 books which I should finish reading by the end of 2016.

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Norwegian Wood
  • The Suicide Club
  • Awaken the Giant Within
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Why Men Love Bitches
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Animal Farm
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Lolita
  • The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • The Good Earth
  • The Secret
  • 1984
  • The Rich Bitch’s Guide to Love and Money
  • Choke
  • The House of Souls
  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success
  • The Chronicles of Clovis
  • Me Before You
  • My Name is Red
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • It’s Not About the Bike
  • Into the Wild
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Love with a Chance of Drowning
  • The Turk Who Loved Apples
  • The Beach
  • Vagabonding
  • The Art of Travel
  • Stepping Up
  • On the Road
  • The Road to Oxiana
  • The Janissary Tree
  • Kafka on the Shore
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • Among the Russians
  • Shantaram
  • Magic Bus
  • Anna and the French Kiss
  • The Quiet American

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