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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Books on my Winter To Be Read list

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November 28:  Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

After I finish my current read, which by the way is the longest novel in the world, I’m going to take a brief respite from novels and per my recent tradition read a couple short Christmas stories.

First, to finish off the third of Dickens’ most famous Christmas stories
The Chimes by Charles Dickens

Next a spooky Christmas story by an author I’ve never read.
The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol (I think this is alternately titled Christmas Eve)

And then in January, back to novels. I doubt I’ll finish all of these before spring.
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos
Native Son by Richard Wright
Deliverance by James Dickey
The Stand by Stephen King (first ever read of Stephen King. I know.)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

And ***drumroll please*** that will bring me to A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which will be the 100th and final novel in MY QUEST to read The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time.


6 comments:

  1. Wow, getting close, congratulations! Quite the list to go through.

    I think I might read The Chimes this month as well. I also picked up a used collection of Christmas-themed travelogues from the Folio Society that I'll read a bit from.

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    1. Oh Good...I'll look forward to comparing notes on The Chimes. Cheers!

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  2. You're flying through that list. What's next?

    And I'm excited to see Native Son on the list. Such an intense story. Is this your first read?

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    1. I know nothing about Native Son (the way I love to start a novel), so your high opinion has piqued my interest. After the 100, I still have over 1200 novels and I'll branch out into some other literature as well.

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