Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR List.

Autumn leaves.

It's just three days until the start of autumn but as I mentioned in my September post it was already looking very much like autumn here already. This morning I woke up to temperatures of 2 °C, mist, condensation on the windows, and the beautiful early autumn smell of cold, smoke, and flowers. I'm in the perfect mood for this week's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR List.

1. Rhetoric by Aristotle.

2. Life of King Alfred by Asser.

3. The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire.

4. The Nun by Denis Diderot.

5. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

6. The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell.

7. Wessex Poems and Other Verses by Thomas Hardy.

8. The Republic by Plato.

9. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole.

10. A History of My Times by Xenophon.

Happy autumn reading, everyone! 🍂


  1. wonderful photo! i'll be interested to think of your reaction to the Walpole... i thought it was hilarious and am still not sure that that wasn't the way it was meant to be interpreted...

    1. Yes, it is nice. Found that gif a while ago and always remembered it :)

      I've heard that a lot about Walpole - not yet heard anyone praise it or say it was scary! Going to read it after I've finished my current book (Trollope's Nina Balatka).

  2. I'm glad to see the Republic there; I've been distracted by other books and need to start up again. Ah yes, I laughed my way through The Castle of Otranto .... interested to hear your reaction. And Xenophon ..... I'm waiting to read him in Greek. I picked up his Anabasis yesterday and I can read a few words of it so I was somewhat excited. It will be awhile though before it all comes together.

    Great list!

    1. that must be a thrill! learning a foreign language is one of those rate undertakings that can bear immediate fruit; so rewarding!

    2. Yes, that is pretty impressive Cleo! That'll be amazing :)

      As For Republic - when I've finished Rhetoric (which I don't plan on hanging around with for too long) I'll start it :)

  3. Always impressive and inspiring. Excited to see you taking on Brothers Karamazov.

    1. Thank you for inspiring me to take it on! :)

  4. Such a brilliant all star cast line up! I am tempted and tempted and tempted to pick each one up! I love Brothers Karamazov and come November I will re-read it again! I also loved The Republic when I read it back in college and hope to re-read soon again! I am very very interested in what your take is on Rhetoric and The History of My Time. Happy Autumn Reading!

    1. I'm planning on Brothers Karamazov for November too :) And I'm looking forward to Republic, hoping to start it straight after Rhetoric (planning on starting that either this evening or tomorrow). Xenophon I'll get to after Republic I hope :) Happy Autumn to you! :D


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