Half-way through the year already... This year isn't going at the breakneck speed of 2013, but all the same I'm surprised we're already into summer. I've been reading a lot at present (partly because I have something wrong with my foot, not sure what exactly but it's being looked into, so I'm not able to walk very well at present), and I'm excited to say I only have six books left on my Classic Club list! I was intending to finish in August, but who knows... Perhaps this month will be the month! That said, I also have Moby-Dick and Framley Parsonage planned for July, and they are fairly large, and four of those books left on the Classic Club list aren't so short either, so perhaps August is most likely. At the moment I'm reading Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore and I love it so much, but it's not an easy read (the style is quite tricky), so I won't be flying through that one.
Today would usually be the day I'd lay out my plans for the month in more detail but just last week I wrote about the books I want to read over the summer, so instead I shall start the month by partaking in Top Ten Tuesday.
Top Ten Favourite Classic Books:
1. Orlando by Virginia Woolf.
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
6. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.
7. Germinal by Émile Zola.
8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë.
9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Of course, ask me tomorrow and I'll present a different list! That said, I found a list from two years ago on my Tumblr of my top ten favourite books, and I see I've remained faithful to three of them. This was the list:
- To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë.
- Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson.
- Little Women, Lousia May Alcott
- Diary of a Provincial Lady, E. M. Delafield.
- Secret History, Donna Tartt.
- Prozac Nation, Elizabeth Wurtzel.
- Orlando, Virginia Woolf.
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling.
- The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood.
I should write another top ten list in two years time and see what changes!
Happy July, everyone!