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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top Ten Books on my To Be Read (or re-read) list for Winter

The Broke and the Bookish
  1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: I just love that name. But I suppose a lot of people do. It's original and cute. Anyway, not here to talk about another name I'd assign to a future cat. I begun reading this book on my iBooks app sometime this year, and I want to finish it this winter. We're going on vacation in less than two weeks and I'm hoping to do a lot of reading! But I might get stuck reading...
  2. The Pickwick Paper's by Charles Dickens: Yes, Dickens is for winter. I want to re-read this book, which I've raved about previously here . The first and only time I read it, it was in a fortnight. That's how intrigued I was. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to laughing my head off and rebuilding my vocabulary again. 
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I said to a friend yesterday that one of the advantages of not having easy access to a library is that you can re-read your own books as many times as you want; and no one can accuse you of avoiding new material. Not that I want to avoid new material anyway. I really do want to get to the library...why do I keep going off? Yes, Little Women- I was originally planning to re-read it this month, November seemed so suitable. But November has slipped away along with my little, casual attempt at NANOWRIMO, and so I 'm bringing this book with me on vacation as well. It's just such a cozy read!
  4. The Lamplighter by Maria Cummins: If I had lots of dedicated followers who've read every single one of my posts, I'd be afraid that you're tired of my mention of this book. But yeah, it's awesome. Makes me cry every time, it's nostalgic, excellent plot, great...just everything. And it's a romance, a mystery, and some other genres. Always on my winter re-read list, unconsciously. :)
  5. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott: This book is up there with Little Women for me. It may be dull and boring to some, but I find it absolutely charming and even encouraging. I can't wait to read this with the little book club I have with my two younger cousins. (If anyone's interested in reading an eleven year old's perspective on our current reads, click here and follow :)
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I saw the 2011 movie adaptation. First word that comes to mind is-lame. It was less than any other adaptation I've seen or heard of, and the only interesting thing was the change up of the show of timeline. Then I watched what I call my version, the 2006 one. Which is awesome. Anyway, I need to refresh my memory to do a proper mental movie and book re-analysis. Did you say nerd?
  7. Agatha Christie: I would like to read and re-read some Agatha Christie books. I've read the Tommy&Tuppence series, and loved it. It combined my love for the old-fashioned with my new experience of mysteries. 
  8. The Time Machine by H.G Wells: I started reading this (I must state how uncharacteristic it is of me to not finish things... but when it comes to reading electronic books or uninitiated self help....) I have no idea when, but should finish it this winter. Should. Do I want to? Yes. I've heard it's interesting and rather creepy. That intrigues me. Do I really want to? I have no idea. 
  9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: A friend of mine will be giving me the audiobooks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've longed to read this for so long, but could not obtain a copy. I'm excited. Yay. This is more on my "instant inhale" list....
  10. Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau: Thank goodness I have an available paperback. I have a feeling this may end up being read near spring...but we'll see. We briefly went over this in my English class of Senior year, and I decided to read it in entirety. Some decisions need time for
 I actually made it to 10...can you believe it....
Hope this was interesting.... or that you had another person or something nearby to keep you from falling into a coma...


  1. Ooh what an interesting mix of books! I would love to re-read some Agatha Christie novels too - and Jane Eyre - love!!!

  2. I love your choices. I want to re-read Little Women too. Your Agatha Christie choice makes me want to re-read And Then There Were None.

  3. Yay for people who can listen to audio books~!! I hope the reader is superb, there should be nothing less for Douglas Adams. Also as Agatha Christie, they have some of her books on gutenberg press if you wanna read online. The best next book book would be the murder of roger Ackroyd. I had the ending of that one given away to me (a trauma I have yet to get over as you can see) but I was still amazed. I'm so excited~!! Agatha Christie's biography got re-released. Anyway I'll stop using you're comment as a chat box. Great list~!!!! I hope you have tons of fun~!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. P.S. Adore your little cousins book club site~! So cute~!!

  5. I love your choices! I super like Little Women and Agatha Christie. And I've read Jane Eyre so many times I lost count already!

    Here's the link to my TBR list for winter:

    Your new follower (via GFC),
    Nancy @ Simple Clockwork


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