As much as I love reading new releases, there are times when I crave a well-written novel which has stood the test of time.
The other day as I was busy working (aka. procrastinating online) I came across a list of the New York Times best sellers the week I was born. It turns out of the top 15 novels the week of my birth, I’ve only heard of two of them. And of those I haven’t read either.
So I’ve decided to set myself a challenge. By November I want to have read at least ten of these books and see just how interesting/relevant they are to audiences today.
Added bonus – it’s Lifeline Bookfest weekend! I love going to lifeline book fests where books are such good value and all the proceeds go to the Lifeline charity. (Link to Lifeline Bookfest Gold Coast)
I’m optimistic I can pick up a few books on this list this weekend!
First up: Misery by Stephen King
I’ve never actually finished a Stephen King novel before despite starting quite a few. This may be a bit of an odd challenge but there are a few authors here that I’ve always wanted to read and just never gotten around to reading before.
You can find the best selling lists all the way back to the 1950’s here: http://www.hawes.com/pastlist.htm