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Top 10 Tuesday: Books i resolve to read in 2011

January 4, 2011

Another Top 10 Tuesday  brought to you once again by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish: http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/  (Again wordpress isn’t letting me post links right now so you’re getting the bare minimum as far as links go because i hate how messy it looks)

 

This week. . . the top 10 books i resolve to read in 2011

 

i know this relates a lot to my last post but i’m going to combine that with other books here i promise.

 

Mostly this year i want to read a majority of the books that i have sitting on my shelves waiting to be read (i’ll still go to the library and all that jazz but i really need to make a dent in these)  so without further adieu:

 

1. The Vladimir Tod books. . .i have the first 3 or 4 of these waiting and i just haven’t gotten to them

 

2. The Outsiders. . .  i bought this last year because i felt like it was one of those books i should have read but hadn’t

 

3. The Time Traveler’s Wife. . . one of my favorite people in the world (hi jill if you’re reading this) really enjoyed this book and i would probably eat a rock if she recommended it

 

4. How They Met and Other Stories. . . i’m ashamed to admit this is a David Levithan book that i haven’t read. . .it’s on my shelf and i’m fairly sure my not reading it it is the reason behind every mysterious bruise and paper-cut i’ve gotten since i’ve owned it and put it on the shelf without reading it.

 

5. Spud the Madness Continues. . . i read the first book and really enjoyed it so i’m excited to see what happens next.

 

6. Wuthering Heights. .  .again one of those books i feel like i should have read and never did.

 

7. Anything by Jane Austen. . .i have so many friends who love her books, i feel like i should probably read at least one

 

8. My new to me Marge Piercy poetry books. . . i found a couple of these at Half Price Books when i was visiting the cornfield a few months ago, i adore Marge Piercy so i’m excited to read more

 

9. Memoirs of a Geisha. . . i’ve had this one waiting a long time.  We were supposed to read it for our FYI groups at my awesome school but then they changed books after we had already picked up Memoirs of a Geisha so i never read it but have wanted to because if it was picked for FYI most likely it’s a decently awesome book.

 

10.  The Kingdom Keepers. . . can someone explain why i haven’t read this before now?  Ridiculous.

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9 comments

  1. So, I think a lot of the Jane Austen books are free if you have that ibook app. I’m not really sure, I just know there are a lot of classics that are free on there.


    • yup, it’s true. and i have some of them already but only for *i can’t believe i forgot a book* moments.


  2. Ok first of all–YES YES YES to The Outsiders, TTW and Memoirs of a Geisha. All books that I really enjoyed. Memoirs of a Geisha was one that I didn’t really think I’d like because of the hype but it really was incredible.

    Secondly, I have Wuthering Heights on mine as well. And I just dove into the world of Jane Austen this year with P&P. I hope to read more!


    • Yay, glad to know i have something to look forward to. Now i’m really excited that i own all of these and i don’t have to sit around waiting for them from the library. i’ll be excited to see what you think of Wuthering Heights.


  3. I’ve tried several times to read Wuthering Heights but could never get into it. I do recommend Jane Eyre.


    • i’ve heard that from people before. . .one of the reasons i want to try it is: in the last year i’ve seen or read a lot (okay probably like three but still. . .) of books or movies or tv shows with references or performances of Wuthering Heights in them so i want to know what’s up. Jane Eyre is definitely on my list too.


  4. I think you will really like Memoirs of a Geisha. I do. I am also a huge Jane Austen fan and think that her books are good but a challenge to read because the writing conventions were different in her day.


    • So excited to now have two people tell me that they really enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha. i’m actually excited to read Jane Austen for the first time, i keep wondering how i managed to get a Creative Writing/ English Literature degree without ever glancing at one of her books. i’m looking forward to the challenge of the different style. . . and i’m excited to know that i have all of you to discuss with (something i really miss from being in school)


  5. Did the movie Memoirs of a Geisha follow the book very well, or no? Anyone?



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