It’s David Bowie’s birthday today, and since his death three years ago I’ve been intermittently taking part in the David Bowie reading challenge, which I first heard about here.
To be completely honest, I’ve not done too well – but the challenge has led me to read some wonderful books, and I’m determined to read more from the list this year.
Here are the books I’ve read so far with links to my reviews.
‘Nights at the Circus’ by Angela Carter
‘As I Lay Dying’ by Williams Faulkner
‘Room at the Top’ by John Braine
‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ by Muriel Spark
‘Billy Liar’ by Keith Waterhouse
‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ by Hubert Selby Jr
‘1984’ by George Orwell
‘Fingersmith’ by Sarah Waters
‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustave Flaubert
You can find a complete list of the books here.
I’ve also read ‘Passing’ by Nella Larsen, and will post my review soon.
I do recommend the challenge – there are so many books out there, new and old, but there are books on this list that really are must reads and many are books that I’ve been meaning to read for years, so it’s a good way of focusing on that goal.
Do let me know if you’ve read any of the books on the list, and what you thought.