Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I've Read So Far in 2015
I've never participated in Top Ten Tuesday before -- a link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. But a lot of blogs I read do, and so, I'm trying it out myself :-) This week, the theme is Favorite Books I've Read So Far in 2015. Here are mine:
Persuasion by Jane Austen -- my favorite Austen novel. I read this as part of a read-along at Literary Adventures Along the Brandywine in January and February. Re-read, of course, and a book I dearly love.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell -- my first time reading this. I fell in love with the BBC adaptation earlier this year, and just had to read the book. Not disappointed, for sure!
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited by Harold Bloom -- an eye-opening musing on various themes in Hamlet.
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd -- a delicious concoction of magic, mystery, and friendship. Junior fiction, yes, but you should read it.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott -- another re-read, this time for my own read-along.
Laura by Vera Caspary -- and another re-read. One of my favorite mysteries, and the basis for one of my favorite movies.
A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz -- awesome look at how reading Jane Austen's novels changed a grad student's views of himself and the world around him.
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King -- the latest novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes finds them in Japan, solving mysteries.
Corral Nocturne by Elizabeth Grace Foley -- a western retelling of the Cinderella story. It's a novella, and only available in ebook form right now, but I totally loved it.
The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey -- the first ebook I ever read! And an enjoyable western, to boot.