Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (June 16, 2015)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish


Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Well that’s easy enough…though I doubt I’ll do all 10 this summer, but my next 10 in order are:

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham (1915) (currently reading, undecided)
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (1927)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West (1939)
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (1954)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
Light in August by William Faulkner (1932)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961)

I’ve only read one of these previously: The Call of the Wild. I have special plans for that. I’m going to the Library of Congress and read it there.

I’m looking forward to Beloved and Lucky Jim the most. I’m not too keen on Woolf and Faulkner back to back, but maybe they’ll surprise me.


  1. I gave up on Of Human Bondage halfway through because I found the situation the main character was in infuriating but when I went back to it after a year I did enjoy it. I hope you enjoy your summer reads, Lucky Jim sounds great! :-)

    1. I didn't like it much at first, but it's grown on me tremendously. I don't think I'll quite see eye to eye with Maugham's worldview (assuming that gets fully developed by the end), but he certainly makes me think about my own (worldview that is), and that's a pretty good commentary on a piece of literature. Changing subject. I was at an antique bookstore today, and saw a couple different volumes of A Shropshire Lad...made me think of you.

  2. I look forward to your thoughts on Call of the Wild and Beloved. I enjoyed both.
    That's really cool to read in the LOC. I went to college in DC and live close by and I always plan to do that but never get around to it. Have fun!

  3. Oh, you have some goodies on here. I cannot wait to read that Cather title!

    Morrison and I did not hit it off when I attempted Song of Solomon. We haven't made up, and I don't know if we ever will. (So I am curious how you like this one.)

    1. Thanks Ruth...you've got some GREAT ones coming up as well.

  4. what a great list of classics! some of them I´ve read. happy reading!

    1. Thanks...you've got some great choices too. I look forward to your review of The Idiot.

  5. Great list! I've not heard of any of these but I do hope you enjoy them all.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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