Thursday, 7 July 2016

BOOK TALK | Five Story Collections I Hope To Finish This Year

Earlier this year I compiled a list of ten books I hoped to read before summer arrived, when updating that post I realised how motivating holding myself accountable was and decided to create a list of books I hope to finish by the end of the year. With my TBR at a minimum now, I thought I'd focus on the collected story editions I own, many of which have bookmarks residing in them.



I'm not entirely sure how attainable it is to have completed all of these by the time the year draws to a close, especially with The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales being quite the chunkster, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to pick these books up and make a good dent in them at least.

What books do you have on your TBR?
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  1. That is an ambitious goal! But finishing even some of them and making progress on others would be awesome I think :)

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    1. I thought so when creating the goal, but I'm hoping having it as a fixed goal will help me to pick them up more - I'm terrible at working through my short story collections because I get so caught up in my main reads.
      :-)

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  2. I love the idea of holding yourself accountable to finish things. I make lists but very rarely really use them to determine what I'm going to read next. I should definitely get better about that. The Dahl collection looks especially interesting. Good luck!

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    1. I'm not so good with monthly TBR's and such, but with a wider time frame I find I do work well with the set goal. Plus, sharing it here on the blog gives me a bit of extra motivation. Ah, hopefully you are able to work on that - make it a goal to work towards goals :-P

      Thank you!!

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  3. I bet The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales is fantastic. I used to read a ton of fairy tales. Perhaps I should pick it up for this winter!

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    1. I love dipping in and out of fairy tales - Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales is a great one if you haven't read it before.

      I'm super excited for The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales... It is a chunkster though, so dubious if I'll get that one finished. Fingers crossed!

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  4. That's a good idea to have a book (or books) that you can just read bits and pieces of at a time. I've heard Dickens' Christmas tales are really good. I've only ever read A Christmas Carol. Enjoy!

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    1. I find it great for when I want to read, but don't entirely want to commit to a full blown story at the time.

      I've also only read A Christmas Carol in terms of Dickens Christmas related books - I've heard so many good things about that particular title.

      Thanks!

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  5. I wasn't into short story collections. But that was when I had all the time in the world to read. Now with a 4 year old, and a full time job, I have learnt to value them. I am able to read when I want to - in bits and pieces - without committing to a full blown novel, and I am so thankful for that.

    Wishing you the best with your reading goals.

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    1. That's exactly the way in which I enjoy short stories... I think they're very much a personal preference thing, and whilst some collections can be hit or miss, once you've evolved your own personal reading zone within short stories it is a lot easier to enjoy dipping in and out.

      Thank you!!

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