Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at the Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is
Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

So, I really need to step up my challenge reading, or I'm not going to finish by the end of the year. If I put them at the top my my to be read list, I'll get to them quicker...right?

Beloved, Toni Morrison. A reread.

Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier. This on scares, me, to be honest. I really don't know why, but it's always been one of those books I think I'm not going to like. I'm planning on taking a deep breath and diving in.

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton. This is probably cheating, since I've already started it! (it's good).

The Remains of the Day, Kazou Ishiguro. I just picked up a copy of this on sale, so I need to read it. I love the cover, which certainly helps me want to pick it up.

Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters. I just put in an inter library loan request, so hopefully it doesn't take too long to arrive.

Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway. I haven't read any Hemingway in far too long.

Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehernreich. Another book that's been on my shelf, unread, for far too long.

Divergent, Veronica Roth. Something fun and quick. And something I can borrow from a friend. Free is good!

Black Boy, Richard Wright. I just read two books by Zora Neale Hurston, a contemporary of Wright's with supposedly completely different views of the racial issues of their time. It will be interested to make comparisons.

Midnight's Children, Salmon Rushdie. This really should be the book I'm most looking forward to finishing, as I started it months ago and then abandoned it. Not because I didn't like it, just because, well, I don't know why. I'm going to finish it!

Do you have any suggestion as to where I start? What are you looking forward to reading for fall?


Heather said...

What a good list! I love Toni Morrison, and Richard Wright's Black Boy is so good.

MJ said...

@Heather: Thanks! I love Toni Morrison, too :-)

Kat said...

Great list-- you have some good classics on here. I'm reading Beloved for a literature class right now and really enjoying it. Haven't read Midnight's Children, but I hope you do finish and review it, 'cause the synopsis sounds amazing. Oh, and new follower! :)

My Top Ten

Amy said...

You should definitly read Divergent it's such a good book!
Check out my list here

Tara said...

I really hope you enjoy Divergent! I admit, I haven't heard of that many of the others, so I can't comment!

My TTT this week

LBC said...

I liked Rebecca more than I thought I would. I really thought that I was going to think it was cheesy, but it was fun and I'm glad I read it in the end. I love The Remains of the Day. It is beautiful.