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. The Outrun
  28. Dirty Havana Trilogy
  29. American Gods
  30. Carribee
  31. The Last Horseman
  32. She
  33. Segu
  34. Americanah
  35. Prisoner of Paradise
  36. The Tea Planter’s Wife
  37. Finished
  38. Flashman’s Lady
  39. Flashman and the Great Game
  40. Copperhead
  41. Indalo
  42. Cry, the Beloved Country
  43. Allan Quatermain
  44. For the Term of His Natural Life
  45. Heart of Darkness
  46. The Cossack
  47. Three Sisters
  48. King of the Khyber Rifles
  49. Trade Wind
  50. Bayonets along the Border
  51. The Knife of Never Letting Go
  52. My Driver
  53. Zemindar
  54. Cutting for Stone
  55. Seven Days for an Eternity
  56. Confessions of a War Child
  57. The Pharaoh’s Daughter
  58. The Crescent Moon Kingdoms
  59. The Last Armada
  60. Saladin
  61. Last of the Mohicans
  62. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  63. Lady of Skye
  64. Full Tilt
  65. The Man in the High Castle
  66. The Winter King

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