100 books by 2030

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My 100 books poster arrives today, so this is my accountability thread. When I get home I'll be able to see how many I've already done. I think it'll be around 12 books. Which will give me an average of 15 books a year to read.
 
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So it's 14 books I've read, and I've started 2 of the ones to read already. Short ones, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on audiobook, and The Picture of Dorian Grey, which I'm pretty sure I've read before but don't actually remember if it did or just watched it.
 
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So I changed it upa bit and read 2 twilight books instead of the poster ones! Ah well I'm still doing the others, but sometimes you just need fun light reading.
 
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You're doing a grand job!
 

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2 poster books done, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Got 3 on the go, Nelson Mandela, The War of the Worlds and The Handmaid's Tale. I'll probably finish the War of the Worlds one this week as it's only 200 pages and on kindle so I can read it at work. The Handmaid's Tale is an audiobook borrowed from the library so I need to listen to that.
 
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Love The War of the Worlds.... you sould listen to the soundtrack full blast in darkness after reading it!!
 

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Love The War of the Worlds.... you sould listen to the soundtrack full blast in darkness after reading it!!
That's the trouble with a lot of these books, I'm sure I've seen the film or play of them but haven't actually read the book.
 

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I've paused on the Nelson Mandela book, until I've finished a few of the ones I've started. I borrowed a few ebooks from the so want to get those read first.

I'm now over halfway through The Handmaid's Tale.

I'm also reading Northanger Abbey, The Marlow Murder Club, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Jacob's Room is Full of Books.

I've got Before the Year Dot on loan too but haven't started that yet.
 

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I gave up on trying to read Jacob's Room is Full of Books.
Read Before the Year Dot, going to try and finish The Handmaid's Tale by the end of the month.
 

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I finished listening to The Handmaid's Tale, started on Anna Karenina and tomorrow I begin the next book in my Chronicles of Narnia reread. The Horse and His Boy.
 
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I've got 4 hours left on Station 11, then back to the poster, with the audio book of The Diary of a Young Girl.
 
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Started on Anne Frank, and it's roughly half hour chapters so aiming for one a day
 
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Started on Anne Frank, and it's roughly half hour chapters so aiming for one a day
I loved that as a kid. Should reread it as an adult really.
 

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I loved that as a kid. Should reread it as an adult really.
The audiobook is read by Helena Bonham Carter, and I didn't know what to expect from her, but she's not over the top like a lot of her characters are, so it's a good listen.

I've worked out that to get it to 12 books a year, I need to do another 10 books this year, which I think is doable. I've got Anne Frank and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat on the go, Wild Swans is reserved for March on the library audiobook app.
 
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Finished both Anne Frank and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

Started on Notes From A Small Island now, my hope is I'll finish that before I get Wild Swans.
 
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