Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR


Already Reading:

Othello . Shakespeare

Don Quixote . Cervantes

Red Badge of Courage . Stephen Crane

April:

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . Mary Wollstonecraft

The Pilgrim's Progress . John Bunyan

May/June:

Democracy in America . Alexis De Tocqueville

Uncle Tom's Cabin . Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ . Lew Wallace

Around the World in Eighty Days . Jules Verne

A Philosophy of Education . Charlotte Mason

What's on your spring TBR?

20 comments:

  1. I'm just letting my library card take me wherever it wishes to go. Right now I'm reading Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts and Grace not Perfection by Emily Ley.

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    1. Yes, the library is such a lovely place!!! : )

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  2. Hi Ruth,
    Your spring reading list is interesting! In our home we use the curriculum Classical Conversations, and your reading list looks like an amended CC challenge reading list. In fact, it's similar to what I do...an amalgamation of what my kids are reading in CC and further reading by their Dad on the same subject matter. I have two in the Challenge programs and one still in Foundations/Essentials. Have an excellent week in your reading!

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    1. I have friends who do Classical Conversations. Nice.
      Most of my titles come from The Well-Educated Mind and Well-Trained Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer.
      I am curious what the Foundations/Essentials is...I'll have to look that up.
      Thanks.

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  3. Democracy in America! I hear so much about it and have never braved it. Good luck to you!

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    1. After all you tackle, you can do Democracy in America. You'll really appreciate a Frenchman's view of a young America. A long time ago I read Part I; this spring I will read both Part I & II.

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  4. Wow! Your list is ambitious! Much more challenging than mine. After I get back from vacation later this month I'm tackling Anna Karenina and then Decartes' Meditations. In between those I'll read something easy to break things up. I'm learning I have to take a break after hard ones. Good luck! I'll look forward to your blogs about what you read.

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    1. Well, AK and Meditations is not slim pickings. I plan to re-read AK this year, but I'm not sure when to fit it in b/c it does require a commitment. It's huge, and it's complex, too. I hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Nice list. I'll be interested in your review of Mary Shelly Wollstonecraft's book. I saw it in a book store and considered buying it. I'll see what you have to say first.

    My sister's kids are doing Classical Conversations as is the family next door. It is a good curriculum.

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    1. Sounds good. I'll let you know what I think.

      I was very tempted to check out the CC curriculum and program, until I saw the cost and that's a hard decision to make when I know I can homeschool for almost nothing. Nonetheless, it was very attractive.

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  6. Ooooooooooooooooooooh! Nice list. I loved Ben-Hur.

    Here's my TTT list :-)

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  7. oh, you are also reading Don Quixote. I'll be soon starting a readalong of it, part 2, with Lory, see here, in case you want to join us: https://emeraldcitybookreview.com/2019/03/don-quixote-the-next-adventure.html

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    1. Hi, Emma,
      Thanks for the heads up. I am still in Part I, but seeing that you have a date to begin Part II, I will see if I can catch up.
      Thanks a lot!!

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  8. Great list! I have not decided when to read Democracy in America yet.

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    1. I won't be starting it until after Vindication....so, May.

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    2. Oh, yeah, so my post is wrong and I'll have to change it. I'm not reading Democracy in May, not April.

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  9. Stellar line-up!! I'll be joining you for Vindication in April. :) Also I think I'll be finishing my re-read of Ben-Hur (which I started last year) before Easter.

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    1. Excellent, Marian.

      So your re-read of Ben-Hur was a slow read this time around? I'm taking a long time to get through it, too.

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  10. Hello Ruth,
    I sent you an email. The subject title was Mary Wollstonecraft, and I use Yandex Mail program. You may wish to check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. You can delete this comment after reading it if you wish. Have a good day!

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  11. Hi Ruth!

    Your lineup looks great! I just started the Classics Club Challenge, and am currently reading Pride and Prejudice! My spring lineup includes Common Sense, the Beautiful and the Damned, and Poldark!

    Catherine

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