Top Ten Winter Books to Read

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My top ten winter books. Ah, well, how could I resist this topic?  How could I pass up a chance to list all the books I want to read before the end of December and others as well?  I can’t.  So here I go ….

  1. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann RadcliffeThe Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe
  2. Christmas Stories – Everyman Pocket ClassicsChristmas Stories
  3. Partners In Crime – Agatha ChristiePartners In Crime
  4. Whatever Happened To Penny Candy – Richard J. MayburyWhatever Happened to Penny Candy
  5. Three Men on the Bummel – Jerome K. JeromeThree Men on the Bummel
  6. Theogony & Works and Days – HesiodTheogony Works and Days
  7. The Decameron – BoccaccioThe Decameron
  8. Tevye the Dairyman & Motl the Cantor’s Son – Sholem AleichemTevye The Dairyman
  9. The Brothers Grimm Fairy TalesThe Brothers Grimm
  10. Pensées – Blaise PascalPensées


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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Winter Books to Read

  1. Ooh, I’ve read Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? – first time seeing it in the blogger world! Also one of his other books, Whatever Happened to Justice? I can’t remember either of them too well, though…

    Also the original Fiddler on the Roof story sounds fun!

    • Well, you should win some sort of award for that! I just bought the Justice book and the Rome book and the liberal/conservative one. From reading the beginning of What Happened to Penny Candy, I’m convinced that most politicians don’t understand basic economics. And they have no capacity to learn from history.

  2. I love reading fairy tales at this time of the year! It’s so magical.

    Good luck with Pascal. Someday I’ll read him, too. 🙂

    My post.

    • I’m looking forward to reading them, a little change from what I’m used to.

      Thanks for the wishes …. I might need them!

  3. I’ve read Grimm’s. I actually enjoyed them more than I thought! They weren’t as dark as I was anticipating! I finally finished The Mysteries of Udolpho! 4 stars. How much do you have left?

    • I have high expectations for The Brothers Grimm tales.

      I have about 30% left to go on Udolpho. I’m enjoying it but it doesn’t have tons of depth. That’s okay though if I consider it a light read.

    • I’m enjoying it but I’ve lowered my expectations. I wouldn’t consider it a classic per se, but the writing and crafting of certain aspects of the novel are done much better than many novels of today. But if you never read it, I wouldn’t say you’d be worse off.

  4. What a fantastic list! I just started on Tevye the Dairyman & Motl the Cantor’s Son but I am also interested in Agatha Christie and Pascal! I really should not be adding on to my TBR! 🙁

    • You sound like you’re having time to read so it should be okay, right? 😉 I started Tevye awhile ago but am going to concentrate now on finishing up Udolpho by year end. And hopefully another book if I can. It’s been a dismal year of reading for me but 2021 is a new year with hopefully much more reading in it!

  5. Sounds like a good list! And a busy one. 🙂 There’s part of me that wants to read through the Brothers Grimm stories and part that is concerned they will get repetitive after a while. I look forward to your thoughts.

    • Yes, I’ve thought of the repetitiveness as well. But if I don’t get through them this year, I’m not worried. There’s always next and the year after and …..

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