I have updated my planned reading list for this year (right here).
I’ve added all the authors and their works I plan on reading for The Aussie Author Challenge.
- White Tiger – Kylie Chan
- Finnikin of The Rock – Melina Marchetta
- Blacktown – Shane Weaver
I was going to read some more classic Australian lit, but I have these on hand so I know I will be able to get them.
I’ve also taken out The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield and The Heroes of Asgard by A & E Keary, replacing them with The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
I was fighting a losing battle with The Heroes of Asgard because each time I’ve tried to read it it’s started to put me to sleep. I have more chance falling deeply asleep then finishing that book so I figured I might as well try another one if it means I can finish reading it.
As for The Celestine Prophecy, I’m an atheist and it quoted something from the bible. Not that I have a problem with people quoting the bible if they want to, but I’m not interested in reading it. I don’t see why I should force myself to if it’s got something that has completely turned me off. Shame really because I’ve had that book for a couple of years now and have been wanting to read it, but if that’s a preview of what’s between the pages then it’s not my cup of tea.
That’s about it really. I haven’t been reading that much lately, instead I have been writing and partaking in other forms of entertainment, but I’m getting back into it again and trying to make my way further into The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan. I just can’t go without reading for that long.