For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list the top ten books on their TBR lists for spring. What a fun one!
I’m terrible at planning my reading, but these are the books I hope to read this spring! I’m taking bets on how faithful I stay to this list
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde. I will be reading this for the Back to the Classics Challenge, and am really looking forward to it! I’ve read little snippets of Wilde’s writing and can’t wait to dive into this work.
2. Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde. I read a few essays and speeches from this collection for my freshman English 101 class and want to revisit Lorde’s writing about being a black lesbian woman. I recall her writing being really powerful, and the issues she addresses are fascinating.
3. The Last Nude – Ellis Avery. I got a signed copy of this new novel at Ellis Avery’s reading in Buffalo last month, and have yet to read it!
4. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides. I read The Marriage Plot last year and really like it. I picked up a secondhand copy of Middlesex on a whim and it looks pretty inviting.
5. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut. This is the only book I’ll be reading for my English class to make this list — mostly because I don’t know anything about the other two novels we have yet to read. However, this is one of my favorite books, and I am really excited to read it in an academic setting!
6. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. I’ve been wanting to read this for years, and I finally borrowed it from my mom.
7. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath – Sylvia Plath. I adore The Bell Jar and would love to learn more about its author. Her writing is beautiful and her journals sound fascinating.
8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith. My aunt, the wonderful woman who introduced me to Harry Potter, recommended this to me recently. Although her endorsement is more than enough to spark my interest, I have read some really great reviews of it!
9. The Help - Kathrynn Stockett. My aunt actually recommended this one, too, and I had forgotten about it until now! I was interested in the novel when I read a review of it last summer, and I really enjoyed the movie. I’m looking forward to reading the book.
10. Travels With Charley – John Steinbeck. Come on, it’s by Steinbeck and it’s about a road trip. I’m pretty much morally obligated to read and love it.
What are your reading plans for the spring?