Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday were books that I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t which is a looking back on the year, so how could I resist this weeks topic of ten books I’m looking forward to reading this year, which, of course, is looking forward. It’s mostly better to look ahead than back. 😉 Actually, the topic is the ten newest reads I’ve added to my TBR list, but being somewhat of a non-conformist, I thought I’d change it up a bit.
While there will be one overlap from my last Top Ten Tuesday topic, I have mostly new choices in mind for this list. Luckily I plan to read more than ten books this year!
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville- yes, this is a repeat from my last list but who could resist this cover?!! And Brona’s is having a read along in February …. isn’t she …..??
- How To Be A Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship by Marcus Tullius Cicero – this one not only looks great but looks to be a relatively easy read which is not always the case with Cicero
3. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri – Roof Beam Reader has mentioned reading this, I believe in the summer, and wanted some buddy readers. I’d love to read this again so I really hope to get to it.
4. High Rising by Angela Thirkell – I’ve been longing to start this series based on Anthony Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles (of which I’ve almost finished) and a Goodreads friend has been making her way through them, inspiring me to at least check the first one off my list.
5. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie – the second book in Fanda’s Agatha Christie Perpetual Reading challenge
6. The Republic by Plato – oh my goodness! I started this for my WEM History section of the challenge and stalled, not because it wasn’t interesting (it was actually fascinating) but because I wanted to understand it and I didn’t have the time to dedicate to a thorough read of it. I hope to get back to it this year. Here are my posts for the introduction, Book I and Book II.
7. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare – this is one I’ve been looking forward to for years but have never read. Time to change that!
8. Roughing It In the Bush – I rarely read Canadian authors, but this one I’m anticipating with pleasure! I’ve read her sister’s book The Backwoods of Canada, so it will be interesting to compare the two.
9. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot – I love George Eliot’s writing but I haven’t read a book of hers in awhile. I have this weird mind-block, in that I tend not to want to read a beloved author’s final books because then there will be no more to read. Get over it, me! Is it Cirtnecce who said she’d join me for this one?
10. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson – I don’t know why, after reading and posting on An Apology for Idlers, I just felt like reading this one.
So there’s the list and we’ll see how I do. Do any of these capture your fancy?