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I realised something the other day. There are quite a few books that I legit said I was going to read this year at some point last year but then as I was making my way through my Goodreads shelf and adding books to this year’s reading shelf I completely forgot about those books that I had, for some at least, publicly declared I was going to read this year.
By the time I had remembered I had already ended up with quite a lengthy number on the shelf and I was kind of reluctant to add to it. However, there is a part of me that wants to read more than the books that I have officially marked as ‘to read’ this year which means that there is still a chance for these books to get a look in.
So here are the books that I kind of maybe hinted (stated) that I was going to read this year but then completely forgot about and fleshed this year’s reading list:
1) The God of Small Things – Arundhanti Roy
I don’t even know how this one slipped my mind. I had fully intended to bung this and The Alchemist on there and yet for some reason I only added one…
2) I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
I just forgot about this book, it’s never really been hugely on my radar to be honest in the first place but it’s been like a little niggling thing telling me that I should read it. Not that I remembered that at the back end of last year.
3) One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Right, this book slipped my mind. That was pretty much the only reason that I didn’t put it on the list. Also it’s not actually on my ‘to read’ shelf (it is now) so even when I was moving through the shelf
4) Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
I think that this ended up back on my radar because there was a BBC adaptation of it over Christmas and I remembered that I have not read it so it’s moved from the peripheral.
5) To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
I do not understand how I can say every year that this is a book that I want to read and then every year just forget about it when I’m putting the list together. I’ve done it again. I swear it will get read one day. It needs to be read one day.
6) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
This only ended up back on my radar because of A View from the Cheap Seats which just added to my reading list in a big way but this was the book that sort of stood out the most from all of them.
7) The Curses – Laure Eve
I am not 100% if this book is being published this year or not and as such it’s just not been on my radar, if it is then great, but I also don’t know if this one counts if I’m not sure of the publication date
8) One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Okay, so this actually was on the list, but then I cut it at the last minute for some reason. This is probably the most likely to get read this year because as I mentioned it was briefly on the shelf for this year but it’s not an official book.
9) Stardust – Neil Gaiman
Now, you may have noticed that there is not a single Neil Gaiman book on my list. And it was both intentional and accidental. I kind of had so many books on there that by the time I remembered the lack of Gaiman it almost felt too late. And then it was intentional because I burned through so many last year that it almost felt like too many. But this is the one that I’ve always wanted to read but it somehow gets bumped down the list in favour of other Gaiman work.
And those are the books that got so very near to being on the list but due to the fact that I am hella forgetful they didn’t make it.
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