The 'To-Read' List: Chapter One

I love books. I love the smell of them, I love reading them, and I love how nice they look lined up on my shelf. Sadly, a lot of my books spend more time lined up on my shelf looking pretty, and not enough time actually being read.  Maybe it's because I have too many, but the list of books that are on my mental 'to-read' list just keeps getting longer.

I'm a creature of habit, I don't like change, so more often than not I find myself re-reading old favourites to avoid any nasty surprises. I've decided it's time to change that. I'm making a promise to myself to only ready books I haven't read before*. My mental list has turned into a physical list, and I'm going to start reading new things. 

The majority of books that I have yet to read are recommendations from my mum, so fingers crossed they'll be good as she only gives me the great ones. 

In order to make sure I stick to this, I'll be documenting it all over here, and rambling about the books I've managed to finish. Now it's in writing, I have to do it.

By the time you're reading this, I'll be on a plane on my way to a week of nothing but reading by a pool, so I should be off to a good start. Let's see how it goes.


*Harry Potter doesn't count. I re-read it every summer.