Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday 12/7/16

Today's topic is Books you want to FINALLY read in 2017. These are not new releases that you are looking forward to or the books you receive for Christmas this year. These are the books that have been on your TBR the longest. The ones that you say every year you are going to read. The ones that keep getting pushed out of the way. 2017 is the year!!! I will finally read these books this year!

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
This book has been sitting on my shelves for years. It is barely 100 pages and I have no excuse for not having read it yet. I really just need to get to it! Moment of brutal honesty: Russian books intimidate me...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
This has been at the top of the classics I need to read list for a long time. It always stays near the top but just hasn't been picked up yet. However, with my recent reread of The Hunger Games I'm thinking the time is finally right. I think I'll get to this one soon.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I love historical fiction but it can be a little overwhelming at times. This book clocks in at almost 1000 pages so I guess I have a little bit of an excuse for not attempting it yet. Soon...soon...

I Will Bear Witness, Vol. 1 &2 by Victor Klemperer
I really really really want to read these books. Written in secret by a Jewish man in Nazi Germany beginning in 1933 all the way up to 1945. These are said to provide a vivid first hand account of life during this unstable time. Each volume is over 500 pages, another monster that I will read in the coming year.

And lastly, 

Excuse me while I hang my head in shame...

This may be my most embarrassing confession to date...

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
*Sigh* I know...
I have read bits and pieces of this book over the years but never the whole thing through. That will change in the coming year! Plus, once I read it I have an excuse to reread all his other books...not that I need an excuse...

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1 comment:

  1. Don't feel too bad...The Silmarillion is sadly still on my tbr. As well as John Davies daunting 700ish page "A History of Wales", Sir Thomas Malorys' "Le Morte D'Arthur", and Tolkiens' "The Children of Hurin". (Sigh) Someday I'll get to these.