Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books recently added to the ever-growing TBR list




Ten Books Recently Added To My Ever-Growing TBR List


Night and Day - Virginia Woolf

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

A Child's History of England - Charles Dickens

Letters Concerning the English Nation - Voltaire

City of God - Augustine

The Faber Book of Exploration - Benedict Allen

The Winthrop Woman - Anaya Seton 

Émile or On Education - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
This one has been on my TBR list for a long time, 
but after reading Rousseau's Confessions
I think I just moved it up a few places.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Weight of Glory - C.S. Lewis

12 comments:

  1. I applaud your ambitious list. It is eclectic and challenging. And it makes my own reading goals seem rather puny by comparison. My TBR list is much less ambitious. Perhaps I should "post" that list at Beyond Eastrod, but I may not get around to it today.

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    1. Thank you, R.T. I'm sure your list is quite ambitious.

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    2. Beyond Eastrod has ceased operations; however, the site may include an announcement soon about my other blogging effort.

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  2. Wow, your list looks great! I definitely want to read more Rousseau and Woolf, A Child's History of England has forever been on my list, and Voltaire interests me. The Weight of Glory is a fantastic read! I have The City of God on my Classics Club list. I should get started on it soon ...... I only have three and a half more years to finish my list! ;-)

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    1. You'll do it! I know I'm getting back to you late on this comment, but just in case you check, do you have 50 books on your list? I had 50, but considering that I am only reading classics, I upped it to 75. I think I'll be done this year. Maybe.

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  3. You are dedicated to reading some difficult books! The Weight of Glory is only TBR, along with a lot of C.S. Lewis's other theological works that I hope someday to find time to get to. I started City of God years ago but never got very far. Someday I'll have to pick it up again.
    http://myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2015/03/teaser-and-top-ten-tuesdays-31-march.html

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    1. Thanks, Lois. I want to read more C.S. Lewis besides just his children's books.

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  4. This is an interesting list. I've not read most of them, which is unusual. City of God is on my TBR as well. I don't like Woolf, so I doubt I'll read that. I haven't read Weight of Glory but I want to. I've read Tolkien's translation of Sir Gawain, which I enjoyed very much.

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    1. Thanks!

      I first read Mrs. Dalloway (by Woolf), and it confused me. But I wanted to give her another try, and she actually is not bad.

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  5. Great list - I love Night and Day,was my favourite Woolf for a period. And Voltaire - adored reading that one! :) Like you I've got Child's History of England planned, and I'm interested to see what you make of Rousseau - I've only vaguely heard of it, but I did like Confessions. :)

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  6. Please make A Clockwork Orange a priority. It's pure genius.

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    1. I know you like that one - I think I saw your Goodreads review. When I read the synopsis, I wondered why I had not heard more about it. So I was excited when I found a used copy at my local library. Can't wait to read it. Maybe I'll just do it instead of trying to fit it in somewhere.

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