Books are a big part of my life. I sometimes think that if I was forced to pick one form of entertainment, I’d pick books. Then I remember how much I love television, and I thank my lucky stars that nobody is ever going to force me to make such an awful choice. But I love books, and reading, and libraries, and I love hearing about new books that I should read. My favourite way to discover a new book is to have it recommended to me, and that’s where my lovely readers come in!
As part of my 31 Before 31 list, I have set myself an alphabetical challenge. Every time I try to describe I fall over myself with too many words, but I’ll try again. I want to read 26 books, each one by a different author that I have never read before, and each author has to begin with a different letter of the alphabet. Since my birthday, I have managed two; Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussman, and Killing Floor by Lee Child. You can see my list here, I’m keeping it updated as I go along.
So earlier on Twitter, I asked if anyone had read any good books recently that they would like to recommend, and I got a few replies (thanks to Steph, Jacquina and Laura). I am hoping that if I repeat the request on here, I might get a wider response.
The challenge with the A-Z challenge is, of course, those awkward letters. I don’t suppose I’ll have any trouble with most of the alphabet, but I anticipate problems with I, Q, U, X, Y and Z. I’ve never read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro or Christopher Isherwood, so they are a definite possibility for I, and there’s Markus Zuzak for Z.
Have you got any ideas? For any of the letters, really, but specifically for those six blighters that are more than likely going to stand in my way! Leave me a comment, or tweet me @janeylambert to let me know.