Sunday, June 12, 2011

blog #470 >> All Things Bright and Beautiful:
Day 3

And next we come to Day 3 of The All Things Bright & Beautiful Blog Party hosted by Grace at Puddles of Memories. Today's post will be a...

::Summer Reading List::
Now this list is extremely optimistic. I realize I have a few extra thick ones in the mix, so in reality I know I won't get through all these... but I like to think that I could. But the first one is required, and since I'm reading it right now, I know I'll finish it before the end of summer... Actually, I know I'll finish the first three, it's the rest I'm unsure of.

1. The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens

2. The Miss. Marple Collection
Agatha Christie
I want to be just like Miss. Marple when I grow up.

3. The Gathering Storm
Winston Churchill

4. A Swiftly Tilting Plant
Madeleine L'Engle

5. The Catcher and The Rye
J. D. Salinger

6. Wives and Daughters
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

7. The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway
I read it years ago in high school, but I think I'll like it better now.

8. Tess of The D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy

9. Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington

10. The Remains of The Day
Kazuo Ishiguro

2009 Reading List
2010 Reading List
2011 Reading List: see side bar on lower left.


Trina said...

# 4 & 5 should go pretty quick (2 of my favorties!)but if you start on 8 be prepared for a bit of a long ride. I remember that one being a slow read. Such a heart wrenching story that at times it's hard to get through.

Theresa Rohrer said...

Yep, #8 has been on my reading list for a very long time now. I try to mix the long sad ones up with short happy ones. I can tell #1 and #3 are going to take a long time getting through too. I've liked the Pickwick Papers so far, but it hasn't grabbed me yet. It really does lack a plot and I've no idea where we're going.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I've wanted to read Up From Slavery! I'll have to add it to my list as well!

Unknown said...

I love Miss Marpole!
Hmm, I think I should have read the other book list posts before I made mine, you have some books I've been meaning to get too or haven't even heard of that look good!
I have tried the Pickwick papers, I couldn't get past the first couple chapters. Me and Dickon's writing style just DO not get along! We've run a chap over with our carriage, time for bread and milk..... ;-)

Theresa Rohrer said...

I doubt I'll actually read all those this summer. That's just a small fraction of my reading list from the library.

I'm hit or miss with Mr. Dickens. I loved The Old Curiosity Shop and A Christmas Carol, (I read it every Christmas.) And I like A Tale of Two Cities, although... I think I remember a carriage fatality in that one. But I hated Great Expectations. I didn't like it when I read it in high school, and I didn't like in college either... and I doubt I'd like it now. There's just not one single person I like in that novel. They all deserve their fate.

Rachel said...

I read "Up From Slavery" my Junior year, and I loved it! It's been several years now, but I still remember how great it was!

I love your list! Dickens is brilliance!