Books To Finally Read In 2017

(cover image by Karl Simon Gustafsson)

New year… and plenty of new years resolutions. Hopefully, I’ll get my hands on The Winds Of Winter, (as well as more Tolkien) but in the meantime, I shall (hopefully) find the time to actually read:

His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

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I’m currently reading this at the moment. The concept of ‘multiple universes’ intrigues me and Lyra comes across as a capable, clever and astute protagonist. Plus, the universe itself is full of mysteries that hopefully, when I read all three books keeps me riveted.

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Seems like a modern day classic, and I’ve loved what I have read by Gaiman. It’s just a book I’ve never gotten around to reading, and I hope to change that.

The Man In The High Castle – Philip K. Dick

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The concept is simply intriguing, and like all Philip K Dick’s work- completely relevant. It’s a -what if- that is rather scary to think about, but kind of necessary when we assess the world in which we live in.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

I haven’t read anything by her (I’m shocked, too) but again- speculative fiction does fascinate me. Dystopian fiction is utterly vital and needed in the world of literature, so me reading this is a no brainer.

The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas

The themes and topics are heavy (as the incident is a child getting slapped at an Australian Barbecue) but it seems worth the read. I think applying multiple viewpoints is very sensible (albeit risky) to a situation with multiple characters. Should be fascinating.

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I know, I know. I call myself a fan of literature but I have not read this classic. It’s about time.

Wheel Of Time series – Robert Jordan 

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 I hope to at least start this epic fantasy series. I purchased the first book and hope to start it after I finish some of the books above. I love fantasy and getting sucked in, so reading this is pretty obvious.
What books do you plan to read in 2017? Any recommendations?

 

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