The Book Ban

I’m a hoarder of books. Worse, I’m a hoarder of books that I put aside and think ah, yes – I will read that later. Forgetting, of course, that later never really comes.

Over the years, I have gathered a large number of books in that category. I have not counted. I am ashamed to. I feel as if I have engorged myself in a gluttonous way. No more! THE TREES DID NOT SACRIFICE THEIR PULP IN VAIN!

So here I am – stepping up to the mark and declaring (in a loud voice, with arms spread out just as I’m sure someone has done somewhere at sometime):

NO MORE. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER BOOK, ANOTHER TOME, ANOTHER VOLUME … UNTIL FORTY-FIVE UNREAD MEMBERS OF MY LIBRARY HAVE BEEN READ.

*awed silence fills the air with … a silence that is awed*

The Rules:

  1. I cannot buy or borrow in ebook, paperback, hardback, papyrus, scroll, or word document form any books at all until the prescribed forty-five books have been read.
  2. Unread books qualify as long as I have them on either my kindle or bookshelf. Stealing books and putting them on my shelves do not count and those who seek for loopholes shall be prosecuted.
  3. Any books given/or ordered before the 1st of December do count
  4. Books are defined as: ebooks, paperback, hardback, comic, and yes – children’s books. All genres are accepted.
  5. I can count current reads on the list.
  6. Books read before the 1st of December do not count
  7. Rereads are permitted, but do not count towards the forty-five
  8. Did Not Finishes do count but only if page 100 has been reached and as long as a post appears either on this blog or on my Instagram account explaining why I DNF-d.

The Forty-Five:

  1. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G Wodehouse
  2. The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis
  3. Dragon’s Blood by Jane Yolen
  4. Till We Have Faces by C.S.Lewis
  5. The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin Mckinley
  6. Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy
  7. Giver of Roses by Kathleen Morgan
  8. Poems Of World War I
  9. Paragon Walk by Anne Perry
  10. Deadwood by Kyle Robert Shultz
  11. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  12. For Elise by Hayden Wand
  13. The Conquror by Georgette Heyer
  14. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
  15. Simon The Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
  16. Pagan In Exile by Catherine Jinks
  17. The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
  18. The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynsky
  19. Scaramouch by Rafael Sabatini
  20. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
  21. The Lady of Kingdoms by Suzannah Rowntree
  22. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
  23. The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas
  24. The Colour of Magic by Terry Prachett
  25. The Code of The Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  26. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  27. Out of The Silent Planet by C.S.Lewis
  28. Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodie Taylor
  29. Perelandra by C.S.Lewis
  30. Meditations by Marius Aurelius
  31. Forgotten Voice of the Great War by Max Arther
  32. Mercy & Eagleflight by Michael Phillips
  33. Batman: Hush
  34. The Rain From God by Mark Ammerman
  35. Plugged In by Daniel Strange
  36. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
  37. Booster Gold: Blue And Gold
  38. The Noble Liar by Robin Aitken
  39. Suffragettes: The Fight For Votes For Women edited by Joyce Marlow
  40. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
  41. The Four Loves by C.S.Lewis
  42. Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien De Castell
  43. The Gates Of Zion by Bodie Thorne
  44. Mara, Daughter of The Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  45. That Hideous Strength by C.S.Lewis

Books I Wish To Buy At The End Of The Ban:

  1. Dan Carlin’s The End is Always Near
  2. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. A Grief Observed by C.S Lewis
  4. Emma by Jane Austen (I KNOW!)
  5. The Assassins by Bernard Lewis
  6. The Lady Trent series
  7. January Snow