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Books I aim to read in 2017 [update]

I’ve never been one for making lists of books I want to read. Frankly, I have far too many tomes and the idea of choosing a select few tends to send my mind spinning. This year, however, I decided it was finally time to decide myself to a few titles.

When writing the list in January, it wasn’t going to be large at all (have you seen the Goodreads 100 challenge?!). This was due to the fact that I’m a pretty slow reader [and here] with little time in general. It should have been a manageable list, which I was going to update as I completed the books or felt like adding a few more.

My 2017 reading list in no particular order:

  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King – I’ve finished the first two books and really need to get a move on in the series.
  • The Guin Saga: Book One – The Leopard Mask by Kaoru Kurimoto – This one sounds interesting and it took me years to find a physical copy in South Africa.
  • The Mall by S.L. Grey – A South African author with an interesting premise for a tale.
  • 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke – I’m trying to read all of the 2001 books.
  • 3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke – To close off the series.
  • 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Yea, okay, I’m a sucker for anything this guy writes.
  • When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen – One of Tallulah’s absolutely favourite authors so I decided it’s time to try her out.
  • The Babylon Eye by Masha du Toit – Another SA author I want to give a go.
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – This book partially inspired the themes in BioShock, which is why I want to read it. (I still need to find a copy of this)
  • The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson – based off of the Stephen King mini-series, Rose Red, by god is this boring. I’ve almost finished it and need to slog through.


  • Update 24 June: Completed 3001: The Final Odyssey.
  • Update 22 June: Completed 2061: Odyssey Three.
  • Update 21 June: I’ve managed to find a copy of Atlas Shrugged.

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