Sunday, May 20, 2012

Books to re-read in the next 5 months

I've settled into a nice routine for the build at USF and will do so again when I'm just dressing. This is my list of books to re-read in the next 5 months a la my having read the Austens before 16 and one of each Bronte before 18.

:-:To Kill a Mockingbird...bc we're doing the play here and I'm sure I'm going to get so much more out of it than I did in 8th grade.
:-:Pride and Prejudice...bc I've never actually re-read all of an Austen again besides Persuasion.
:-:Persuasion...bc it's my favorite and I love it!
:-:Emma...bc I love Knightley
:-:Northanger Abbey...bc it cracks me up
:-:Sense and Sensibility...bc it's not my favorite, but I want to like it more.
:-:Mansfield Park...bc it's under appreciated.
:-:Little Women...bc I'm craving it recently, just watched the movie last night, and I don't think I fully appreciated Prof. Bhaer in 6th grade.
:-:Vilette...bc I waffle between liking it more than Jane Eyre
:-:Jane Eyre...bc I lurve it
:-:NOT Wuthering Heights...bc that's unnecessary nonsense

Books to read for the first time:

:-:The Professor...lots o' Charlotte's are the same-ish, but s'ok, I love a good age gap ;) round out my Charlotte anthology
:-:Lady round out my Austen anthology
:-:Something totally fluffy that doesn't have vampires, suggestions? I need to read some more Ishiguro, but he might not be fluffy enough for me.

I also want to read a book on the history of Washington, DC and some other nonfictions, suggestions?

You better believe I'll be posting s'more insights on these novels, and maybe doing some renderings of the Austens at least.


  1. Have you read "The Help"?

  2. If you want a good new book, I would read "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater. It is seriously one of the best books I've ever read. Beautiful writing, cool idea, lots of tension, demon horses that come out of the water and eat people, races on said horses, and great characters (with a tiny love story that doesn't distract but only adds to its amazingness). When it ended I was sad it was over, but satisfied with the ending. Beautiful book. It is set in a kind of alternate Ireland (I think it's Ireland, anyway...)

  3. I second mom's "Help" suggestion. Also, have you read the "Hunger Games" series? Total fluff, because they're for teenagers. Sorry to all those who think they're hardcore reading. :) Becky likes the "One for the Money" series. P.S. If you want to read your Austen books in German, I have almost all of them. You could also read "Pride and Prejudice" in Swedish...