So for today’s 30DBC I’ll be going over the books I have on my to-read list. I decided to include more than one book today, ’cause frankly I have a lot of books that I want to read. Also, I don’t think I can fill in an entire review on a book I haven’t read yet.
So here’s a list of 5 books I still want to read, but haven’t gotten to yet:
1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I watched the movie of this and I so want to read this book as well. It just sounds like a book I need in my read list. This novel is a comedy sci-fi.
The book begins with contractors arriving at Arthur Dent‘s house. They wish to demolish his house in order to build a bypass. Arthur’s best friend, Ford Prefect, arrives, warning him of the end of the world. The two head to a bar, where the locals question Ford’s knowledge of the Apocalypse. An alien race, known as Vogons, show up to demolish the planet, and Arthur and Ford manage to get on their ship.” – Wiki
After that Arthur is sent on a reluctant journey across the galaxy in an attempt to find a planet, Magrathea, known for selling luxury planets.
2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
I have definitely been absolutely hooked on finding the perfect sci-fi book lately, and I feel like this book might be it. It has had great ratings and reviews so far so it sounds so promising – plus that title is amazing.
A final, apocalyptic, world war has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending the majority of mankind off-planet. Those who remain, venerate all remaining examples of life, and owning an animal of your own is both a symbol of status and a necessity. For those who can’t afford an authentic animal, companies build incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep . . . even humans. – Goodreads
3. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin
I’ve only managed to watch three seasons of Game of Thrones and once I’ve taken such a long break from the series it feels like such a task to try and get back into it. So what’s my ultimate solution? Meh, just read the books instead – said no one but me in this kind of society. I’m thinking of whether to read it or listen to the audio books.
In the novel, recounting events from various points of view, Martin introduces the plot-lines of the noble houses of Westeros, the Wall, and the Targaryens.” – Wiki
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
If there is any book that I’ve wanted to read for a very long time, it’s this one. And this would have probably been the book I would have written about if I had to choose only one.
At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he is committed to flying, he is trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he is sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.” – Goodreads
I’ve read a chapter of it during my school days, found it hilarious and thought-provoking, but I did not have enough time to read the rest. Till now, I keep having it at the back of my mind to read, but just never got to it. It was always just “Someday”.
5. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book. I really want to catch this one someday.
Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.” – Goodreads
Yes, it’s another sci-fi kind of book. It is also apparently quite similar to Catch-22 in the sense that it takes place around the Second World War and offers a “deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority”.
To check out more books on a to-read list, visit Rhey of Sunshine‘s blog as we are conquering this 30 Day Book Challenge together, however take note that the most recent challenge of hers may not be out at the same time as mine due to our different working schedules and that she is also feeling sick lately. Also, let me know if you’ve read any of these books and if you would recommend them!
Catch you tomorrow!