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Official challenge thread: if you see me messing about on Twitter, tell me to get back to the books! (cc )
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 1 Jack London, People of the Abyss The East End in 1903: a Jacob Rees-Mogg wet dream of barefoot kids, starvation wages and everyone dead by 50 of industrial diseases. JL's British friends think he's mad for going there but his outsider's eye is sharp.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 2 Stephen Mansfield, Tokyo: a biography A lucky find at the local library, enjoyed racing through the stories from prehistoric days to neon-on-everything. Always crazy to think how relatively recently it was possible to say 'Remember when all this was fields?'
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 3 Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers I supported this on Unbound, so have been watching the progress from initial conversation to published book... and then left it sitting on my Kindle for ages. Which was daft of me, because I loved it.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 4 Shaun Bythell: Diary of a Bookseller Enjoyed the insight into the business of selling books to people more than the misanthropy. I get that customers can be infuriating and his persona is 'grumpy book guy' but it grated.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 5 Beryl Bainbridge: According to Queeney ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ 'Read more BB' is also on my to-do list for 2020.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
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number 6 Pat Barker: Life Class Didn't realise this is the first in a trilogy. Loved it so much that in normal circumstances I would have bought the others right after finishing but have to get on with the challenge first! Pat Barker is such a great chronicler.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 16
If you're interested to learn more about , my post is here with a full list of the books I'm intending to read. Thanks as ever to and for the inspiration and encouragement. Hope you're both enjoying your books too! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 18
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number 7 Economics For The Many Started this in a fit of optimism before the general election and finished it in a slough of despair as the Bullseye 'Look at What You Could've Won' music played in my head. We could have had a green, fair economy but you playing.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 18
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number 8 Jay Rubin (ed): The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories This is wonderful, whether you're new to Japanese writers or have read everybody, I think there will be something for you in these pages.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 18
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number 9 James Salter: All That Is Love James Salter and I loved this.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 18
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That's me all caught up with my list of what I've read for so far. Now onto book number 10...
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 25
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number 10 - halfway there! And it's a masterpiece, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. My only sorrow is that I didn't read it 20 years ago, I could have done with Pilate's wisdom.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 25
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If you want to learn more about the challenge and see which other books I'm going to read before buying any more new ones, there is info here:
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 30
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number 11 In case you suspected otherwise, wow the early 70s were grim.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 30
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number 12 Jamie O'Neill's At Swim Two Boys Finished this today and am absolutely bereft. Could not have loved it more.
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ten million hardbacks πŸ“š Jan 30
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Here's my list of the 20 books I've promised to read before buying any new ones as part of the challenge. Am enjoying it so far! Do you think you could do it?!
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