Self-isolation reading challenge

Wow hasn’t the world gone mad!?! After just, and I mean just, making it back to the relative safety of my parents’ house in Switzerland, the day before the border between Switzerland and France was closed, we are now in self-isolation for the foreseeable future. A perfect opportunity to read lots and lots of books!!

I have decided to set myself a little challenge. I have a lot of books on my TBR pile, so why not try to read as many of them as possible during this isolation period?? That way I can finally get around to reading some of these books which have been languishing on my TBR for far too long, and it keeps me busy and entertained during isolation. Perfect!

So, in no particular order, here is the list:

  1. Life on Air, David Attenborough
  2. Maybe This Time, Jill Mansell
  3. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
  4. Au revoir là-haut, Pierre Lemaitre
  5. Our Eva, Anna Jacobs
  6. Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin
  7. The Kiss and Other Stories, Anton Chekhov
  8. Three Junes, Julia Glass
  9. The Lonely Sea and the Sky, Sir Francis Chichester
  10. Fools’ Gold, Philippa Gregory
  11. Stormbringers, Philippa Gregory
  12. Life After You, Lucie Brownlee
  13. Land of a Thousand Hills, Rosamond Halsey Carr
  14. La Fin de l’Homme Rouge, Svetlana Alexievitch
  15. What She Left, T. R. Richmond
  16. The Crimes of Grindelwald, J. K. Rowling
  17. The Furies, Katie Lowe
  18. The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling
  19. Step by Step, Simon Reeve
  20. The Evolution of Beauty, Richard O. Prum
  21. TransAtlantic, Colum McCann
  22. Sphinx, T. S. Learner
  23. The Lords of the Bow, Conn Iggulden
  24. The Tiger Warrior, David Gibbins
  25. Trust Me, Lesley Pearse
  26. The Devil’s Feather, Minette Walters
  27. The Russian Concubine, Kate Furnivall
  28. South from the Limpopo, Dervla Murphy
  29. Kommandant’s Girl, Pam Jenoff
  30. Apologize, Apologize!, Elizabeth Kelly
  31. The Einstein Girl, Philip Sington
  32. Sheer Abandon, Penny Vincenzi
  33. Couleurs de l’incendie, Pierre Lemaitre
  34. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
  35. The Pursuit of Happiness, Douglas Kennedy
  36. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  37. Human Traces, Sebastian Faulks
  38. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts

Now, how to possibly choose which one to start with? Well, I asked my boyfriend to pick a number, and I counted down the pile until I reached that number. So, I will be starting this challenge with The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling.

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