My greatest year abroad challenge is to catch up on almost a decade of reading. For somebody bent on becoming a writer, I’ve been dreadfully neglectful of the essence of my craft for too long. So it’s time I put my nose to the grindstone and got reading, if I’m ever to get to the stage where I can be happy with any novel of my own. Here’s my list for the year. I’ll tick them off as I go along:

  1. King Solomon’s Mines
  2. The Wizard
  3. The Lost World
  4. The Ghost Kings
  5. Montezuma’s Daughter
  6. Too Few for Drums
  7. Rebel
  8. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  9. Flashman
  10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  11. Moby Dick
  12. Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond
  13. Marie
  14. My Zulu, Myself
  15. Treasure Island 
  16. The Viking
  17. Things Fall Apart
  18. White Fang
  19. Child of Storm
  20. Allan’s Wife
  21. The Boy Slaves
  22. Mughal
  23. Shadow of the Moon
  24. Dominion
  25. Maiwa’s Revenge
  26. The People of the Mist
  27. Indalo
  28. The Tea Planter’s Wife
  29. Finished
  30. Flashman’s Lady
  31. Flashman and the Great Game
  32. Copperhead
  33. Cry, the Beloved Country
  34. She
  35. Allan Quatermain
  36. For the Term of His Natural Life
  37. Heart of Darkness
  38. The Cossack
  39. Robinson Crusoe
  40. Petra
  41. Three Sisters
  42. King of the Khyber Rifles
  43. Trade Wind
  44. Bayonets along the Border
  45. The Knife of Never Letting Go
  46. My Driver
  47. Zemindar
  48. Cutting for Stone
  49. Seven Days for an Eternity
  50. Confessions of a War Child
  51. The Pharaoh’s Daughter
  52. The Crescent Moon Kingdoms
  53. The Last Armada
  54. Saladin
  55. Last of the Mohicans
  56. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  57. Lady of Skye
  58. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H
  59. Full Tilt
  60. The Man in the High Castle
  61. The Winter King

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