Here’s the section you can keep up to date with my challenge of reading all 174 Popular Penguins 200 Popular Penguins before April 2015. In August 2011, they added 26 more titles, thankfully, I’ve already read two of them.

So I’ve done the maths, and that’s 54 804 pages encased in orange covers that I need to read.

And the reason why I’ve added up the pages is because it means I can give you a more accurate picture of just how much I’ve read. Some of the Popular Penguins are rather lightweight, others are hefty monsters of books.

According to my rudimentary maths (I stopped doing maths after Year 10), I’ve read 14,971  pages so far. That leaves me at around 27.3 per cent complete.

Currently Reading:

Here’s what I’ve read so far:

A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Persuasion – Jane Austen

The Lucky Country – Donald Horne

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

Going Solo – Roald Dahl

Dark Star Safari – Paul Theroux

Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay

Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

One Hundred Great Books in Haiku – David Bader

Journey from Venice – Ruth Cracknell

The Bodysurfers – Robert Drewe

Hell’s Angels – Hunter S Thompson

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson

Holding the Man – Timothy Conigrave

Scoop – Evelyn Waugh

From Russia with Love – Ian Fleming

Book of Longing – Leonard Cohen

Summer Crossing – Truman Capote

My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

Love In The Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In The Winter Dark – Tim Winton

Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D H Lawrence

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

April Fool’s Day – Bryce Courtnay

Boy – Roald Dahl

The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

How the Light Gets In – MJ Hyland

Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

Regeneration – Pat Barker

One  Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Autograph Man – Zadie Smith

South: The Endurance Expedition – Sir Ernest Shackleton

The Periodic Table – Primo Levi

The Beach – Alex Garland

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathon Safran Foer

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

The Great Railway Bazaar – Paul Theroux

Here are the books I have but haven’t read yet:

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Usage and Abusage – Eric Partridge

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Treasure Island
The rest are all waiting to be read…


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