I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in awhile AND I haven’t posted in awhile, so today is the perfect day to do both. The Broke and the Bookish are asking us what books we will be putting in our beach bags this summer. Usually this question would be a breeze for me, but I’ve been so stunned by The Faerie Queene, mentally I don’t seem to be able to get past it. Soooooo, I’ll list some of the books I’m reading at the present and then try to add others that might appeal to a summer reading schedule.
I love and dread this work at the same time. Right now, I’m in a rut with hardly any time to give it the needed attention but I intend to plug along and finish at some point.
Hamlette’s read-along of this great classic has just begun. The pace is very measured and allows the participant to really dig deep into the text. Lots of summer fun!
The final book of my The Well-Educated Mind Biographies project. Do I read the complete book or an abridged work? I can’t decide!
Argh! I’ve been trying to get through my read of the Barsetshire Chronicles for two years! I stalled on this book (#4), but I started it again recently and was more engaged with it. I hope to say that I’ve finished it by the end of the summer.
I believe that I’m reading this with Cirtnecce to commemorate India Independence Day (Aug 15th), if I’m not mistaken.
I’m reading this with Bookstooge on Booklikes beginning in the month of August. This will be a re-read for me and I’m looking forward to it. August seems like it will be the only relaxing month for me this summer.
I add this one to the list with a heavy heart. I am dying to read it, but really, do I realistically think I’m going to be able to get to it with all the other books that I’m reading? I doubt it. But hope always springs eternal with me and …… well, I just might get to it.
My Shakespeare challenge has been a pitiful failure so far. I’m embarrassed. So I’m determined to read at least one Shakespeare this summer. If I can get Henry V read, I will have completed the Henriad!
Another read with Cirtnecce. At least it’s short. I’m looking forward to it.
A wild card choice. Why not? It sounds relaxing and not too mentally taxing. Just what the doctor ordered!