Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: All the Books on My Fall TBR List

All the Books on My Fall TBR List
(Yes, ALL)

Is it fall already? My summer TBR list was a dud, having barely touched what I said I would. I think I hit a dry spell.

Plus, I have been really bad. This last week was rehearsal week and recital weekend, in which life is a whirlwind and the house is a mess because [you] live at the dance studio and theater with your kids, and no housework gets done - let alone reading - and [you] go to bed each night feeling like your left your brain somewhere else. That has been me. My point is, I have not read for a whole week! Probably longer.

Therefore, come fall, and I will definitely still be reading:

Lives of the Romans - Plutarch (TWEM Histories)

Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky (re-reading, with Cleo)

Little Town on the Prairie and These Happy Golden Years 
- Laura Ingalls Wilder 
(Have not even started these)

School Education - Charlotte Mason

And I hope I can start this in fall:
City of God - Augustine (TWEM Histories)

I do want to read this, too: 
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

But, that's ALL I have.

19 comments:

  1. I like The Kite Runner, but my favorite Hosseini is And the Mountains Echoed. It's not quite as dark as his other two books but the writing is just as good. I suggest picking that up once you finish The Kite Runner!

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    1. Jessica, I'm totally on the look out for And the Mountains Echoed. Someone suggested I read A Thousand Splendid Suns first, which I have. Loved it. So now onto Kite Runner, and as soon as I find a copy of Mountains, I will read it.
      Thanks. : ) Oh, and the woman who suggested the order of reading (she owns the used book shop I haunt) told me to leave plenty of space between reading them, to give it time for digestion.

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  2. I think that's enough! City of God can count for about 5 books, lol! I'm putting Lives on hold until I finish The Republic, which I'm determined to do. And Crime and Punishment is definitely a priority.

    Doesn't it feel weird when you don't read for a week, like something is wrong? I hope you're able to carve out some more time for it. The start of school always throws schedules off and it takes time to get into the swing of things. All the best with your list!

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    1. Thanks.

      I know . . . I didn't learn my lesson. City of God is like five books.

      I still need another month for LIves, and another month for C&P.

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  3. I'll be curious to what you think of The Kite Runner. I know it's a recent bestseller but I haven't checked it out yet myself. :)

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    1. I have read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author, and it was wonderful writing. So I am looking forward to Kite Runner.

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  4. Glad to know my reading list is not the only one that is still lingering a bit.

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  5. What an awesome line up Ruth! I love C&P and The Kite Runner and I think you are awfully brave to take on The City of Gods and be determined to finish it in Autumn!Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks, I have a feeling, if I get to it by October, I will still be reading City of God into the new year. : /

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  6. I remember loving The Kite Runner :)

    City of God - I will be following your progress with that. I plan to read it, but not this year and perhaps not necessarily next year. Got it on my Ancients challenge - not necessarily reading in any particular order, but if I did stick to an order it will be my last one. Rather nervous about it :)

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    1. I totally understand. I'm a bit intimidated myself - bit being an understatement.

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  7. I've been meaning to read The Kite Runner for ages, but I never get around to it! You picked some great books! :)

    www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you.

      Hope to get to it this season...this year. : D

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  8. I'm inerested in how you will find SChool Education. I really liked that volume & plan to re-read it again soon.

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    1. I'm reading all of her books in order - of course, the nerd I am - this being #3. I am enjoying them very much and wish I read them when my kids were not even born, yet. I would have done things differently. Now so much damage has been done thanks to all the gobble-y-gook I learned from my liberal childhood education training, like my poor mother taught me.

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    2. Oh, so maybe when I'm done, I'll get my act together and do a brief overview of all six (I think it's six) over at my homeschool blog.

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  9. I am reading kit runner now its a quick read I'm almost done and I started reading two days ago hope you enjoy it
    kk

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    1. Oh, I cannot wait to read this. Unfortunately, I have fallen behind this fall. I will get to it in the next few months, I am sure. Hosseini is a good author.

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