I've been finding it hard to think which books to read next. To that end, I turned to Amazon's recommendations system, which has occasionally served me well in the past. However, I was rather surprised this time to find the recommendations packed with GSCE study guides, past papers, and the like. I was confused by this, until I found out why: it was because I have recently ordered "Lord of the Flies" from them.
This amuses me. It seems the only people who read such books are poor students being forced to do so. I dread to think what's going to happen when I add "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Brave New World" to the history.
Meanwhile, I'm finding myself running short of reading material. I'm trying to ration out my current authors of choice (Fleming, Cornwell, Iggulden) to last the rest of the year, and I find I have very limited patience for reading yet another tedious, derivative and unending fantasy series (of which there are many). There's also a limit to how many 'worthy' books one can read in sequence - probably about two.
On the plus side, I have successfully corrected the slip in the reading, and am instead now a full week ahead of schedule. Huzzah!
#20: "Doctor No", by Ian Fleming