Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love for Christmas...

via The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten (ok, or more) Books I Would Love for Christmas

1.  The Qur'an
(I've already read this, but now I want a copy to reread and study.)

2.  On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis - Louis Markos 

The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that Tolkien Got and the West Forgot - Jay Richards

(The topics of both of these sound fascinating.)

3. And the Mountains Echoed and A Thousand Splendid Suns 
- Khalid Hosseini
(I am curious to read this author.)

4.  The Belly of Paris - Émile Zola 
(My next Zola)

5.   A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind 
Michael O'Brien

6.  City of God - Augustine of Hippo 

7. A Room With a View and A Passage to India - E.M. Forster

8.  Jane Austen's The History of England 
By a Partial, Prejudiced, & Ignorant Historian
- Jane Austen
(This books seems like fun.)

9.  The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

10.  The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith



Jillian said...

That Austen book does seem like fun! Merry Christmas, Ruth! :)

Anonymous said...

City of God and the Qur'an - yes! I have wanted to read both. I started reading City of God and found that I enjoyed it more on LibriVox. If you do end up getting either I would be interested in reading-a-long with you but the schedule would have to be pretty loose and cover a few months. I just can't keep up anymore with faster read-a-longs.

ebookclassics said...

I hope you get the books you wish for this year. I have some of these books on my list too, but I actually have a copy of And the Mountains Echoed sitting on my shelf and should probably start with that one.

Fanda Classiclit said...

Hi Ruth!
Great books you have here, I hope they'll come to your shelf soon.. ;)

City of God would be next one my wishlist-soon-to-be-realised. I loved The Confessions, and hopefully this will be as good as it.

Ruth said...

Yes, it does. Merry Christmas!

Ruth said...

City of God is on my WEM history, so it will be at least a year before I get to it. I know for sure if I ever get that copy of the Qur'an, it will be a long read for sure. It is something I would need to study. I will let you know.

Ruth said...

Me, too; however, only my husband knows about my wishlist on Amazon and he already told me he is not getting me any books. He's mean, I think.

Ruth said...

Yes, Confessions was wonderful. I heard City of God is really challenging. Best of luck to you. I won't get to it until my WEM histories section.

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

"On the Shoulders of Hobbits" is on my wish list as well :-) Lovely choices!

Ruth said...

: D I'm waiting for a used copy to get to a penny (or a copy shows up in my library's used books).