Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

Via The Broke and the Bookish
Books On My Fall TBR List

Let's try this again.  I totally messed up my projected summer reads and only finished maybe a third.  I had to remove several books from my reading challenges, too.  There was no way I was going to start them, let alone finish them.  But now I hope to be more realistic with a list of my fall reads.  Here are the top ten I BETTER start and finish before winter comes:

The Belly of Paris - Emile Zola

A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
(Actually just finished this one yesterday.)

On the Way Home - Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Kite Runner - Hosseini

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Jonathan Edwards

West From Home - Laura Ingalls Wilder

All Rivers Run to the Sea - Elie Wiesel

Pioneer Girl - Pamela Smith

Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather

A Room With a View - E. M. Forster


  1. Some great choices in there. I'm hoping to get to another Cather & Zola soon too.

    Happy autumnal reading from one who is jumping into spring :-)

  2. List help you stay focused...but as you say...must be adjusted from time to time.
    Zola: good full of pages, and pages of descriptions of Les Halles and all the colors, fruits, vegatables. ( ..there is also a humans story in the mix)
    Forster: Room with a View...this was a quick read but I enjoyed Howard's End...more.
    W. Cather, Woolf and E. Wiesel sound very good.
    Enjoy the reading weeks to come!

    1. I'm not enjoying this Zola; but since you mention the human story, I think I need to research some resources to help me understand that human story. It may mean more for me.

  3. It's interesting, I don't think I ever want to read Zola or Woolf because of the negative things I've heard about their attitudes towards Christianity. Then again, there's a lot of authors I read that aren't Christians. It's just that I think those particular authors make a point of sneering at it. But you must tell me what you think.

    I see you're going to read a lot of Laura Ingalls. That looks like a lot of fun reading. I want to read her letters as well.

    I did read Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. You would think he wrote those sermons for today's audiences. People haven't changed much.

    Room with a View is also on my TBR list.

    Good luck with your reading. I look forward to reading your reviews.

    BTW I had sent a friend request on GoodReads. I need to figure out how to put that widget on my blog.

    1. That's exactly why I want to read John Edwards sermons. I heard that very same thing from someone else. I can't wait to start it.

      You're right about Zola and Woolf. Some people (even authors) hate religion, and it comes out in their writing. Sometimes an author is arrogant towards Christianity, but then I remember that his/her issue is with God, not me. I may even write about it in my review. So : P is what I think of their foolishness. You can tell when someone does not know Christ, and when someone truly bitter and rebellious toward God altogether.

  4. Lots of inspiring reads as always! Seems like the Laura event is your favorite one this year. You've really stuck with it. :) Happy autumn, the loveliest of all the seasons!

    1. Yes, the Little House challenge is the only one I have stayed true to. I dropped several challenges this year, and I cut out books from the others. The LH one was just right, and I was most loyal to it. : )

  5. I applaud you for your ambitious reading plan, and I look forward to reading your postings/discussions (especially the Cather novel, one of my all time favorites). My reading plans are much less ambitious: Nathaniel Hawthorne's short fiction (with his focus upon good and evil). I hope you will stop by and visit every now and then. Here is the link:



  6. BTW, Solitary Praxis has gone the way of all flesh, and I have begun something new and different.
    Does your wide-range of reading include Flannery O'Connor? If so, perhaps this new venture will interest you:
    All the best from the Gulf coast . . .

  7. you have some awesome books listed there lady I have read pioneer girl and it was good . just found your blog .