Hello 2018

Some of the best books I read in 2017 were classics and books that many people believe should be read by everyone before they die. Due to this I decided to create a reading list challenge for myself for 2018. It features more of the classics, books I bought years ago and haven’t gotten round to reading plus books that my friends believe everyone should read and that they generally loved. I posted across different social media asking for suggestions of books of any genre that people believe to be must-reads and created this list that I will be trying my hardest to finish before the end of the year.

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  • The Last Piece of My Heart – Paige Toon
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
  • The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  • The Bean Tree – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Book of Dust – Philip Pullman
  • N’oublier jamais – Michel Bussi
  • Maman a tort – Michel Bussi
  • The Light Between Oceans – L. Stedman
  • Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
  • Parsnips, Buttered: How To Win At Modern Life, One Email At A Time – Joe Lycett
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ – Gail Honeyman
  • Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
  • Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • Holding Up The Universe – Jennifer Niven
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Cien años de soledad – Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  • El tiempo entre costuras – María Dueñas
  • The Waves – Virginia Woolf
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
  • Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup
  • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  • Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  • The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

Thank you to everyone who suggested something and stay tuned for updates and reviews.


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