After much thinking I have changed my goal from reading the BBC’s Big Read 100 to reading the Telegraph’s 100 novels everyone should read (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/4248401/100-novels-everyone-should-read.html). The reason is mostly for quality purposes. I was getting annoyed with reading the BBC’s list and seeing duplicate authors. Although I’ve already read the Jacqueline Wilson books listed (and enjoyed them when I was younger) to me they are not the sort of books that should be on a 100 book target list.
And so I start with the new list. Currently I have read:
99. To Kill A Mockingbird
97. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
11. Pride And Prejudice
As you can see, I’ve got a long way to go! But as a long term project this will cover off many books I have ‘always meant to read’ and hopedully encourage me to read books I’d never have considered before.