I was reading some of Bookstooge’s crazy enlightening posts today and one of his questions to me in the comment section made me realize that I haven’t posted here for ages. So I decided it was time to post something, even though I have no reviews to offer. So here goes …
This is a Top Ten Tuesday topic. It’s an old topic and it’s not even Tuesday but what the heck. I’m grasping.
BOOKS ON MY TBR THAT I STILL HAVEN’T READ
Crime and Punishment
I’ve started it and love the challenge of Dostoyevsky’s writing but I didn’t get far. I’m eagerly anticipating it though.
I keep pulling this out but can’t seem to get any traction. I’ve thought of beginning with some of Gogol’s short stories first.
To Say Nothing of the Dog
I absolutely LOVE Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) and I’ve heard so many good reviews of this take-off. Why haven’t I read it yet?
A Distant Mirror
Barbara Tuchman is one of my favourite non-fiction writers and medieval times is one of my favourite time periods. But still this one remains un-read. Sigh!
The Elements of Style
Such a lauded book for grammar, I’ve homeschooled and still I haven’t read the whole thing cover to cover. For shame!
I’ve started it but got bogged down along with Plato’s Republic. I am so excited to read it but why can’t I get going?
The History of the Ancient World
I’ve read some of this, enough to do an introductory post eons ago, but never kept going. She has three other books following this one. I have alot to catch-up on.
The Name of the Rose
I began this book and it annoyed me. The point Eco was trying to make seemed to overshadow everything and the behaviour of the characters often did not seem to be historically believable. But what do I know. It’s a classic for a reason and I should read it.
Wives and Daughters
I love Elizabeth’s Gaskell’s writing and have read all of her major works except for this one. And I can tell you why I haven’t read it. Because when I do, all the discovery will be over. Silly reason, huh? I just need to read it.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I absolutely LOVE Les Miserables, so I’ve been a little hesitant to read this in case it doesn’t live up to expectations. I don’t expect it to be another Les Mis but I wonder ….. I should read it to find out!
The Merchant of Venice
I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet! But perhaps I’ve been avoiding it because I know I need to get back to my Shakespeare Project. You think?
God in the Dock
I’ve read some of C.S. Lewis’ essays in this compilation and have so enjoyed them. I’d always planned to read the whole thing but haven’t yet. Which is crazy because I’ve read most other things Lewis.
This one has been on my TBR for a long time. Then I read High Rising a number of years ago and didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I expected so Wild Strawberries has remained unread.
Scenes of a Clerical Life
George Eliot is one of my favourite authors and while I have a couple of major works of hers yet to read, I’ve always been attracted to this one in spite of some mediocre reviews. Will 2021 be the year to read it?
I’ve heard some exciting reviews of this book, however it’s the beginning of a long series which has been part of my hesitance to read it. What if I love it? Will I be immersed for a long time in a Dunnett Saga? We’ll see …
I will not make a corny joke about having great expectations of reading this book. No. I. Won’t. But I will say I have great anticipation about reading it. However, I need some down-time to enjoy it and I don’t want to start it without that. And I haven’t had down-time. Enough said.
Ditto for Bleak House, what I said above. I did start it once but became too frustrated by interruptions. I want to be able to immerse myself in the story.
I’m sure I could come up with many more candidates for this list but the list has become too long already. But perhaps my readers can help me out. If you were to choose two books off this list, which books would you choose?
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