World Book Day 2018

While my main aim on here isn’t to review or criticise books I did want to put up a little post for World Book Day. I’ve always been an avid reader, growing up in the Potter generation naturally I read all those and many more as a kid, along with a great deal of others! So in celebration of today I thought I’d do a short post listing what I’m currently reading/reading next and here they are:

cropped                                                  (Along with a bonus Spider-Man)

So what are they and why am I reading them, well here goes.

Mythos (Stephen Fry) – I’ve always enjoyed a good Greek myth, so I decided to give Stephen Fry’s take a go. So far I’ve quite enjoyed his modern humour interlaced with these classic tales, it has also been quite the learning experience.

Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman) – Unlike Greek Mythology I know next to nothing about Norse Mythology, so I thought who better an author to give me an introduction!

Thud and Snuff (Terry Pratchett) – Until recently I had only ever read one Discworld novel – Pyramids – many years ago. So late 2017 I decided to read through the entirety of the Samuel Vimes series of books, Thud and Snuff are the last two of these.

The Pincers of Death (Toby Frost) – The latest in the Space Captain Smith series of book, following the heroic and hilarious antics of the titular hero as he endeavours to protect the British Space Empire from the vicious Ghasts (giant evil space ants), should say it all.

Empire Games (Charles Stross) – The first book in a new series from the author of one of my favourite books Halting State, while Stoss has a number of other series’ already ongoing the prospect of multidimensional spies and saboteurs drew me to pick up this one.

1984 (George Orwell), Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) and Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) – Having decided to delve in to dystopian futures I decided to pick up a few of the renowned classics I’d yet to get round to reading.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton) – A recent recommendation from a friend, delving into a Groundhog Day meets Murder Mystery style story.

 

I do have a list of others I’m working my way to as well. The most important thing is that you are reading something though, doesn’t matter what just don’t let the magic of reading miss you by!

Happy World Book Day everyone!

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