Reading Sharpe

I was thinking about hosting a reading challenge for 2012 with the aim of reading the books in Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe series, but I think I’ll just have it as a little side project here at Bookish Hobbit.  Still if anyone would like to join me, feel free to do so and post links back to your reviews.

I have a confession to make: I adore the Richard Sharpe movies, but I haven’t really read much of the series. I know it must be some unforgivable sin in the bibliophile community to prefer movies to books, but this is the truth. So I have an idea to rectify this lapse by challenging myself to read all the books! And if there are books that have an episode filmed for the series, I may review them as a book versus film comparison too. No, it’s not an excuse to have more images of Sean Bean on my blog. That’s just a pleasant plus.

Here’s the chronological order of the books in the series:

  • Sharpe’s Tiger
  • Sharpe’s Triumph
  • Sharpe’s Fortress
  • Sharpe’s Trafalgar
  • Sharpe’s Prey
  • Sharpe’s Rifles
  • Sharpe’s Havoc
  • Sharpe’s Eagle
  • Sharpe’s Gold
  • Sharpe’s Escape
  • Sharpe’s Fury
  • Sharpe’s Battle
  • Sharpe’s Company
  • Sharpe’s Sword
  • Sharpe’s Enemy
  • Sharpe’s Honour
  • Sharpe’s Regiment
  • Sharpe’s Siege
  • Sharpe’s Revenge
  • Sharpe’s Waterloo
  • Sharpe’s Devil

And for the really dedicated readers out there, Cornwell has published short stories with further Sharpe adventures. They are as follows:

  • Sharpe’s Skirmish
  • Sharpe’s Christmas

More information can be found about the Sharpe series here.


3 thoughts on “Reading Sharpe

  1. I will be joining you. 🙂
    I’m a Bean fan, too, and I’ve seen and enjoyed a few of the films. Always wanted to try the books. I tend to read slowly, but I’ll do my best to read a least a couple this coming year.

    • No rush, my friend. With my determination to crumble that TBR pile I have, I’m not even sure how many books I’ll get around to this coming year because I will have to get them from the library.

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