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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve to Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that I love. It's sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish. You can participate by visiting The Broke and the Bookish and linking your post. This week's list is the Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011. I love the combination of a good book list and resolutions: how virtuous. Here are the top ten books I resolve to read, all of which are in my personal library, just waiting.
1. The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov. A cult favorite with many readers, I've resolved this will be my very next book.
2. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov. I can't think why I've never read this, but it's high time.
3. The Library at Night Alberto Manguel. I can't wait to read this--I've read and heard so much about it.
4. Faces in the Water Janet Frame. The intriguing New Zealand writer barely escaped a frontal lobotomy while she was in a mental institution; when it was discovered that she was a published novelist, the operation was called off.
5. The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope. The last of the Palliser series.
6. The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope. Would you believe I've read my way through two series so that I can finally read this one?
7. He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope. Notice a trend?
8. Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens. After reading all the rave reviews from bloggers, I'm ready to read this one this year.
9. Joseph and His Brothers Thomas Mann. If reading it doesn't work out, I can use this one to build my biceps.
10. The Border Trilogy Cormac McCarthy. This one is long overdue. I can't believe I've put it off this long.
Well, Readers, even if you don't like New Year's Resolutions, you must have something that you know you want to read in 2011--even if it is just one book. So what is it?