“Have I gone mad?
I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
So, clearly, because I haven’t set myself a ridiculous enough challenge with my blog as a whole, I have been persuaded to take part in March Madness by the lovely Juliana at Cedar Station! As part of the month-long readathon beginning this Saturday, I have set myself the goal of reading a minimum of 10 books during March. As I am averaging 4 -5 a month at the moment, 10 will be hard work to get through, but the temptation to get the 746 down into the 720s in a matter of weeks is too good to resist!
So here are the books I hope to read, in no particular order:
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
The Seven Days of Peter Crumb by Johnny Glynn
Race by David Mamet
Posh by Laura Wade
The Scattering by Christopher Reid
Run by Ann Patchett
This is Water by David Foster Wallace
The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
Point Omega by Don DeLillo
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
If you look closely you’ll see that there are two plays, a volume of poetry and well, a speech in there, so I have been selective in the length of books I’ve chosen. Yet they are all in the 746 and would have to be read at some point, so I’m going to give myself a break! I’ve also made the effort to support the Read Women 2014 initiative so 50% of these books are written by women.
My posts during the month will obviously be much shorter – can’t take up too much precious reading time – but they will be more frequent so it all balances out.
If you are taking part in March Madness, please do link up to your own starter post below, I like to see what other people are reading and I’m going to need all the support I can get!
I really am mad, but let’s do this….
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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!