So, I’ve scrapped the random posts that were previously on this blog and decided to go for a fresh start. And with that comes a challenge that I will (hopefully!) stick to. Yesterday, I came across Buzzfeed’s ‘65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s‘. I mean, I like to read and – hey! – I’m in my 20s, so this seemed a good start. (On a side note: if you happen to have Goodreads, feel free to add me there!)
On top of setting myself a reading challenge there to read 52 books in 2013 (As of today – 16th May 2013 – I’ve currently read 31 so far this year), I’ve decided to try get through this list in the next year or two. I’d like to think I’ll get through it faster, but I’m trying to be moderately realistic…
Before coming across this I had read:
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath.
- On The Road – Jack Kerouac.
- Just Kids – Patti Smith. – One of my favourite books. Period.
- I’m With The Band – Pamela Des Barres.
A somewhat pitiful 4/65, but it’s a start! I’ll see what other things I can include on this blog and see how it goes! I just want to add, seeing as the 65 books doesn’t include the one that my username is often based off of, I’d taken a moment to recommend Wonderland Avenue: Tales of Glamour and Excess by Danny Sugarman.
To summarise the lengthy ramble I went on over on my Goodreads account, I’ll just paste in the end:
To anyone who has ever felt a connection to music – especially to rock ‘n’ roll – there’s something innocent and fascinating in there. And for once, it’s not from the point of view of a rockstar, but someone along for the ride.
I rarely discover a new favourite book, but I’ve developed a strange attachment to this.
Let’s see how this goes! And add me on Goodreads!