Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books recently added to the ever-growing TBR list

Ten Books Recently Added To My Ever-Growing TBR List

Night and Day - Virginia Woolf

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

A Child's History of England - Charles Dickens

Letters Concerning the English Nation - Voltaire

City of God - Augustine

The Faber Book of Exploration - Benedict Allen

The Winthrop Woman - Anaya Seton 

Émile or On Education - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
This one has been on my TBR list for a long time, 
but after reading Rousseau's Confessions
I think I just moved it up a few places.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Weight of Glory - C.S. Lewis


Unknown said...

I applaud your ambitious list. It is eclectic and challenging. And it makes my own reading goals seem rather puny by comparison. My TBR list is much less ambitious. Perhaps I should "post" that list at Beyond Eastrod, but I may not get around to it today.

Cleo said...

Wow, your list looks great! I definitely want to read more Rousseau and Woolf, A Child's History of England has forever been on my list, and Voltaire interests me. The Weight of Glory is a fantastic read! I have The City of God on my Classics Club list. I should get started on it soon ...... I only have three and a half more years to finish my list! ;-)

Lois Tinúviel said...

You are dedicated to reading some difficult books! The Weight of Glory is only TBR, along with a lot of C.S. Lewis's other theological works that I hope someday to find time to get to. I started City of God years ago but never got very far. Someday I'll have to pick it up again.

Sharon Wilfong said...

This is an interesting list. I've not read most of them, which is unusual. City of God is on my TBR as well. I don't like Woolf, so I doubt I'll read that. I haven't read Weight of Glory but I want to. I've read Tolkien's translation of Sir Gawain, which I enjoyed very much.

Ruth said...


I first read Mrs. Dalloway (by Woolf), and it confused me. But I wanted to give her another try, and she actually is not bad.

Ruth said...

Thanks, Lois. I want to read more C.S. Lewis besides just his children's books.

Ruth said...

You'll do it! I know I'm getting back to you late on this comment, but just in case you check, do you have 50 books on your list? I had 50, but considering that I am only reading classics, I upped it to 75. I think I'll be done this year. Maybe.

Ruth said...

Thank you, R.T. I'm sure your list is quite ambitious.

Unknown said...

Beyond Eastrod has ceased operations; however, the site may include an announcement soon about my other blogging effort.

o said...

Great list - I love Night and Day,was my favourite Woolf for a period. And Voltaire - adored reading that one! :) Like you I've got Child's History of England planned, and I'm interested to see what you make of Rousseau - I've only vaguely heard of it, but I did like Confessions. :)

Jason C said...

Please make A Clockwork Orange a priority. It's pure genius.

Ruth said...

I know you like that one - I think I saw your Goodreads review. When I read the synopsis, I wondered why I had not heard more about it. So I was excited when I found a used copy at my local library. Can't wait to read it. Maybe I'll just do it instead of trying to fit it in somewhere.