My Book Bucket Reading List! | LibroLiv

I saw this video by Regan @ Peruse Project on YouTube a while ago where she outlined the books she wants to get around to reading not this month, not this year, but at some point in her life! I loved this idea and hearing what’s on her bucket list, so today I decided to list off the books on my book bucket reading list. Hope you enjoy!

A full Dickens novel

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I read most of Great Expectations earlier this year. Unfortunately, I skipped a few chapters because of simple boredom. I’m sorry, Dickens and Dickens-lovers alike! One of my aspirations in life is to power through a full Dickens novel – I’ve heard such good things and I’m so ashamed I’ve never completed one! I think it’s because I like quicker, more instantaneously satisfying reads. I guess I’ll have to start with a shorter one…

The Bible

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For a non-religious person, I feel as though this is not the most commonplace bucket list read. Regardless, I’ve always been interested in the Bible: the history, the perceived beauty, the parables, the messages. I’ve read certain passages and – of course – heard of many of the stories. But I’ve never actually sat down with the Bible and started to read. At some point in my life, I will!

The Iliad

I’ve long been interested in ancient history and long been unable to study it. I can remember studying the Romans when I was around 8 years old, and of course I remember beloved episodes of Horrible Histories teaching me about the Greeks, but I have never actually had the chance to sit down and learn about ancient history and all of the associated mythology. Hence, understandably, reading the Iliad is a daunting prospect, but a book I want to conquer eventually!

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The Canterbury Tales

Similarly to the Iliad, The Canterbury Tales propose the daunting prospect of ancient literature. However, The Canterbury Tales is also considered one of the most important pieces of literature written in English, so I would love to tackle it head-on one day!

A Song of Ice and Fire

I read A Game of Thrones a few years ago, but never got around to the rest of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. As I mentioned previously, I like quick reads and this series certainly isn’t that. However, after putting the work in, I am sure it would ultimately be very satisfying to complete it. I would also love to join the debate regarding the extent to which the TV show – which I love – honours the novels.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

edmund pevensie dance GIFI adored the film adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader when I was growing up, but I never actually read The Chronicles of Narnia. I know, I know, I’m a fake fan. I actually have a little boxset on my bookshelf reading and raring for me to get going, but I still haven’t gotten round to it… One day!

Thank you so much for reading this post! Which books are on your lifetime bucket list? Have you read any of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments!

Olivia x

18 thoughts on “My Book Bucket Reading List! | LibroLiv

  1. ‘The Iliad’ I definitely agree with, and would add the ‘The Odyssey’ because they’re so foundational to Western literature, like Shakespeare – I’m hoping once I’ve read them I’ll start to see them in everything!! (That really happened with ‘Hamlet’.)

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  2. Great list! I read Great Expectations this year and trust me, you didn’t miss anything. To be honest, if it weren’t because it was for a class, I wouldn’t have read it because I was so bored! But I do love The Iliad so I hope you enjoy that one! And I definitely have the other ones on my list as well. I read the first two in SoIaF and haven’t gone back to it. Maybe after the show ends I’ll pick them up again!

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    1. Yeah I wanted to wait till the show was over too, because I’ve heard they’ve taken different routes to the ending. I’ll probably end up reading it without thinking of the show, whereas I’d already watched season 1 when I read book 1 so I kept making comparisons lol

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      1. Yeah it definitely better to watch the show first. I’d rather get to know the hooks later than get spoiled for the show. I read book one right before I watched the first reason but I read book two after I’d seen season 3 cause I didn’t want spoilers lol

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  3. I hope you get to read the Narnia books, they are such a treasure! I’ve read the first 4 books in the Sing of Ice and Fire series. What I really want is to just go back and re-read them all. My lifetime book bucklist consists of me reading all of Stephen King’s work! 🙂

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  4. “My book bucket reading list” would, I think make for rather a good tongue twister, perhaps along the lines of, “I shall read my book bucket reading list my my mind to feed. Indeed I shall read my book bucket reading list, indeed!”, or maybe not … The Iliad is a great book and I’d also thoroughly recommend the Canterbury Tales.

    Best – Kevin

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  5. You totally should try and push yourself to read a Dickens novel. I first read Oliver Twist and wasn’t really impressed. Reading Great Expectations totally changed my expectations about Dickens (ha, see what I did theree??? XD) I really enjoyed reading it, even though it might seem like something very difficult to read.

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    1. lol I loved that pun haha

      my issue with Great Expectations was that it literally chronicled Pip’s whole life, and I’m not really a big fan of that in books – I much prefer snippets. I actually really enjoyed parts of it – especially the more gothic elements and Miss Havisham. I definitely intend to read it in full one day as well as others of Dickens’.

      Thanks for your comment!!


      1. Oh, I definitely understand what you mean, and I feel if you don’t like a long chronicle of the life of a person, then maybe it’s better for you to read other books by Dickens!

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