The Unlikely Bookworm

February’s Fabulous Five!

And so, as February begins, so does another challenge and I returned home this evening with a weighty load and a somewhat lighter purse to begin my second book quest of the year. After many recommendations and, of course, taking into account the length of each book and the time in which I have to read them, I have chosen the five books from the BBC’s Big Read which I hope to tick off my list this month. They are:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahld

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

I’m hoping that I haven’t over-anticipated my capacity for reading and am really looking forward to conquering five of the nation’s best loved books. Whether I enjoy them and indeed, whether I manage to read my way through all five in the next four weeks remains to be seen but here goes…

As always, please feel free to leave comments, suggestions and book recommendations!

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3 Comments

  1. Kate Pearson
    Posted 3rd February 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    So glad you’ve got Cold Comfort Farm. It’s a perennial favourite of mine, which I revisit often. She wrote several other books, but they’ve only just come back into print; some enlightened editor has rediscovered the charm of her writing. It sounds as if you have enough reading for a while, but when you do finally run out, I have an armful of books to recommend!

    • Posted 3rd February 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      Well I heard on good authority that it was a very good read! I’ll let you know how I get on with it. I’m also reading a newly released book called The Crown and I’ll be interviewing the author for my blog so I have an enormous amount of reading this month but will let you know when I have a gap! xx

  2. Posted 4th February 2012 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a great reading list. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on my “books to blog about” list for this month. It was one of my favorite reads as a kid. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them all!

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