I am a book junkie. I love reading books, looking at books and just being around books. In my first 50 years I have been blessed to read multitudes of great books, but there are still many other notable titles that I have neglected. I feel bad about that, so I decided to read my way through a list of the top 100 novels.
Now, coming up with a list of the top 100 books wasn't as easy as you might think. I googled it and found numerous sights with different lists, in different orders. Some lists included only books written originally in English. Some lists had a limited time frame that left one of my favourite authors (Jane Austen) completely off the list which, in my opinion, is unacceptable! After I checked out several of the lists I decided that the one I liked the best was the Telegraph's 100 Novels Everyone Should Read and that is the one I have chosen to use as my guideline. I plan to start at 100 and work my way to the number 1 book recommended.
Now, I have to be honest. I have a couple of reservations about this. First of all, I'm completely new to blogging. I have no idea if I have what it takes or if I'll even be doing it right! I enjoy reading other people's blogs and I hope that mine will be one that other's can enjoy as well.
Secondly, I'm a little intimidated by the list of books! I'm excited about many of the titles mentioned but some I've never heard of. I don't know how long each book will take me to read, but I plan on doing novel blogs every week to keep you updated and to share any other news I may have.
Number 100 on the Telegraph's 100 Novels Everyone Should Read is the Lord of the Rings. I just finished listening to the Hobbit on my Audible app, so now I'm looking forward to continuing the story. I have read it before and seen the movie but it has been quite a while and I'm looking forward to diving in on my quest.
Wish me luck and please feel free to leave some feedback.
Also, here is a link to the Telegraph's 100 Novels Everyone Should Read http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/100-novels-everyone-should-read/