An Item off the List: Read More

New to the List:

  • A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  • Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari

One of the items on my bucket list was to read more, and I have certainly done just that, so I am excited to say I am going to cross it off my list! I read more books this year than I have read in the last two and a half years (not including textbooks for university readings). Each book gave me the opportunity to go on an amazing journey with the characters. I took the ring to Mordor with Frodo and went across Middle Earth with Bilbo. I started a journey in Winterfell and ended up across the sea in Braavos. I went around the world in eighty days. I fell in love with characters; celebrating their victories and mourning their deaths. I forgot just how freeing it is to lose yourself in a book, and I am glad that I found that joy again this year. My journey is far from over; I still have a mile long list of books I want to read. I will continue to post what I have been reading in a post one a month, probably towards the end of the month. I can’t wait to see what adventures I have waiting for me next.

A Dance with Dragons was probably one of my favorite books in the series so far, and now I feel at a loss not knowing when I will get the next book. I highly recommend to anyone the series A Song of Ice and Fire. You will fall in love with the characters and the all the lands of Westeros and the lands beyond. Then They Came for Me (most people would probably know it better by the name Rosewater – the movie based off the book). It is a memoir of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian born Canadian citizen, who was working as a journalist in Iran when he was imprisoned. His story is amazing and inspiring and I highly recommend it.

And as always, I already have a pretty long running list of Books to Read Next, but if anyone has suggestions for other great reads let me know and I will add them to the list J

What I’ve read thus far:

  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Hundredth Monkey by Ken Keyes Jr.
  • The Truth by Michael Palin
  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord
  • The Divine Comedy: Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  • A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  • A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  • An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Pearl by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

2 thoughts on “An Item off the List: Read More

  1. Thanks for the positive view on A Dance With Dragons. For very specific and hard to explain reasons, I was a fan of the Quentyn Martell storyline in the book.

    We’re all hoping that Winds of Winter comes out next year. Hoping!

    1. I also enjoyed the Quentyn Martell storyline, I thought it was very interesting. I really liked the Jon Connington storyline as well. I wished there would have been more of the Arya storyline, and maybe some more of Jamie’s, but overall I really enjoyed the book.

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