The Pile of Books to be Read in Order for There to be Fewer Books in the Pile:
- This is made up of the books that are closest to be finished but includes 'series'' that will need to be incorporated into 'The Pile' at a later date. When they finish they don't disappear like other books, but are replaced by the next one in the 'series'. In the latter category are Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (reading all of them for PhD research), and A Necessary End by Peter Robinson, as I am doing the entire Inspector Banks series.
- The rest of this pile: Snow Falling on Cedars, American Gods, The Cuckoo's Calling, The Girl on the Stairs, The Silver Linings Playbook, This Side of Paradise, Flowers for Algernon, The Mill on the Floss, Turn of the Century, and Up Country.
- This is made up of five real books and five e-books. Ten is a reasonable amount to have on the go. There are two 'series'' here too, one in the form of the Millenium series—The Girl Who Played with Fire—and one in the form of books being read for the Eclectic Book Challenge (not going to happen)—The Blue Blazes. Also in this pile is an in-depth non-fiction—The Secret Teachings of all Ages—and one book of poetry—The Norton Anthology of Poetry (the shorter version apparently, which seems rough at about 1300 pages!)
- The rest of this pile: Against the Day, Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers, The Handmaid's Tale, A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, All That I Am, War and Peace, David Copperfield, and, Don Quixote.
And then there are the two last books that dance around the edges of all the piles: Antigone (in French) and Osho's The Book of Secrets. That's it. Simples.
Who wore it better?
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