Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Books You Recently Added to Your TBR List

Today's Top Ten Tuesday theme from Broke and Bookish is books I've recently added to my TBR list. I've recently added a ton of books for various reasons so I'm just going to list the ones I'm most excited about. :)
  1. Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson- I've loved all of N.D. Wilson's books so far so when I heard about this one I was instantly intrigued, especially when I read one person's review of it likening it to Beowulf
  2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee- I think we're all excited about this one! :)
  3. A bunch of a Elizabeth Gaskell novels- I've enjoyed her two novels I've read so far (Wives and Daughters and North and South) so I'm interested to read more. There's one called Lois the Witch!!! Naturally I'm intrigued. ;)
  4. Upstairs, Downstairs by John Hawkesworth- I've heard about this from various sources but mostly in relation to a miniseries of it that the BBC did. 
  5. A bunch of Anthony Trollope novels- He has a lot of novels! And with the funniest names too! For example: The Macdermots of Ballycloran and Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
  6. All the rest of Shakespeare's plays- I had a majority of Shakespeare's list on my TBR list already but a while back I went and added all of them down to the most random ones no one's ever heard of. 
  7. Various Tolkien works- Such as Tales from the Perilous Realms, The Unfinished Tales and Bilbo's Last Song
  8. Amanda Grange's Austen heroes diaries (i.e. Mr. Darcy's Diary, Mr. Knightley's Diary, ect)
  9. The last three books in the Giver quartet- Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son
  10. El Dorado: Further Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel and others by Emmuska Orczy- I loved re-reading The Scarlet Pimpernel so much and I really need to get around to reading the others in the series! 
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24 comments:

  1. I have preordered Go Set A Watchman. I am so excited!

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  2. I haven't actually heard of most of these! I do need to read the other Giver books though!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. I'm intrigued to see how the series ends. :)

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  3. Yay for Elizabeth Gaskell, Tolkien, Shakespeare, and Amanda Grange's books! You have some excellent reading ahead ;) I too am hoping to get around to some of Shakespeare's other plays this year (by the looks of it I only have some of the histories left and most of his comedies O_O). Happy reading :)

    My TTT

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    1. * Haha, forgot to mention, I seem to prefer Shakespeare's tragedies over his comedies, hence me feeling 50/50 over what I have left on the list *blushes*

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    2. I prefer comedies in general but I did like Macbeth a lot.

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  4. I can't wait till Go Set A Watchman either! Also, I literally just borrowed Tales from the Perilous Realm from the library and can't wait to read it.

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    1. Also, my TTT: http://myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2015/03/teaser-and-top-ten-tuesdays-31-march.html

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    2. I'm intersted to see how you like it then! In my opinion, if it's Tolkien, it MUST be good. ;)

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  5. I'd like to read Upstairs, Downstairs as well. I read and really enjoyed Below Stairs by Margaret Powell that supposedly inspired that book.

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    1. I didn't even know about Below Stairs. I'll have to add it to my reading list as well. :)

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  6. I read my first Anthony Trollope in January and loved it! I definitely want to read more from him.

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    1. He's a fun author with a lot of wisdom. :)

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  7. I read the whole Giver quartet last year and really enjoyed it. Very thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy it and all the other books on your list!

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  8. Great list. Gathering Blue was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I wasn’t as impressed with Messenger. I haven’t gotten a chance to read Son yet. I hope to soon.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I've heard different books different on different characters so I'm interested to see how it all works together in the end.

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  9. Trollope's books are awesome. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

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    1. I've enjoyed all of his that I've read so far and I'm excited he has so many so I can just keep going! :)

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  10. WAIT THERE ARE OTHER PIMPERNEL BOOKS - - - !
    My day has been made :-)

    This is how I felt a few weeks ago when I said
    WAIT THERE ARE OTHER GIVER BOOKS
    and added them all to my TBR :-)

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  11. Great list. I am a big fan of Trollope and the Scarlet Pimpernel. Was pleasantly surprised by all the biblical allusions in El Doradoo.

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    1. Biblical illusions? Sounds even better! :) I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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