Book club, Penguin reading challenge, Reading Roulette

New Adventures

New Year, New Blog.

I have sadly fallen by the wayside in recent months/years in regards to my writing and reading, so in order to remedy this I welcome you to my book (predominantly) blog.

Not being content with just a blog to motivate me I have also set myself numerous reading challenges for the year.

2019 sees the return of my ‘Reading Roulette’. For those not in the know, it’s where I choose 12 books from my shelves and assign each a number, then each month I pick a number and read the book assigned to that number. For the keen-eyed amongst you, you will noticed that this is actually more of a ‘Tombola’ than a ‘Roulette’ but poetic license, my love of alliteration and the fact that this is my game and I can call it whatever I want led me to Reading Roulette. The game is primed and the categories have been picked . . .


. . . so this years categories and books are . . .


Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens


The Black Death by John Hatcher
The History of the world in 100 objects by Neil Macgregor
Citizens by Simon Schama


The Iliad by Homer
The book of Tides by William Thomson
Three Seconds by Roslund and Hellstrom

2018 New Books

The curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Girl who takes and eye for an eye by David lagercrantz


My next challenge is The Penguin reading Challenge 2019

This one is a bit more straight forward, in that I answered a few questions and will have books suggested to m
e each20181231_160223496427586574061141.jpg month. This months suggestions were ‘Things fall apart’ by Chinua Achebe and ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen. I haven’t read either of these but I do own ‘Persuasion, so that seemed to be the best choice for this challenge.


My third reading challenge is also a bit of a new year resolution, I’m planning on being a bit more social and joining a book club, and this months read is ‘The illumination of Ursula Flight’ by Anna-Marie Crowhurst.img_20181231_164415_7018612579731604477757.jpg







So all this AND I’ve got a crossstitch sew-a-long to do, it’s going to be a busy month

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