2013: the 50 book year

Like every new year I pledge to read a bit more that the year before.

It doesn’t always work-out

For this year my goal is to read the astounding sum of 50 books, that is roughly one book per week.

But to make things more interesting I’m picking some heavy reads

After much deliveration I came to a list and it goes as follow:

  1. Suttree by Cormac McCarhy
  2. The Sounds and the Fury by William Faulkner
  3. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  4. El viaje del elefante by José Saramago
  5. El Mago by Michael Scott
  6. Casi un objeto by José Saramago
  7. Manual de pintura y caligrafía by José Saramago
  8. Todos los nombres by José Saramago
  9. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  10. Rayuela by Julio Cortazar
  11. No Country for Old Man by Cormac McCarthy
  12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  13. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  14. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  15. The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  16. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  17. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  18. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
  19. Las Arenas de Amón by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  20. Los Pilares de la Tierra by Ken Follett
  21. The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  22. Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury
  23. Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
  24. Claraboya by José Saramago
  25. La silla del aguila by Carlos Fuentes
  26. Federico en su balcón by Carlos Fuentes
  27. Infancia by J.M. Coetzee
  28. Tropico de Cancer by Henry Miller
  29. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
  30. Verguenza by Salman Rushdie
  31. La ciudad y los perros by Mario Vargas Llosa
  32. La cabeza del Hidra by Carlos Fuentes
  33. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  34. The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  35. Gracias por el fuego by Mario Benedetti
  36. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  37. El Color de fuera del Espacio by H.P. Lovecraft
  38. 1984 by George Orwell
  39. El poder de las tinieblas by John Connolly
  40. Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Knootz
  41. Salem Lot by Stephen King
  42. Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
  43. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
  44. El Viejo y el Mar by Ernest Hemingway
  45. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  46. El Llano en Llamas by Juan Rulfo
  47. Ulyses by James Joyce
  48. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  49. Soy Leyenda by Richard Matheson
  50. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

That is the particular order I’m going to read them, some I have in print, others as e-book, but to say that is going to be a challenge is a bit of an understatement.

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