Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish~! This weeks category: Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read in 2011.

My list of books to read this year are:
1. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
I've been wanting to read a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery for ages. For some odd reason though I could never seem to get around to it, but this year I finally will~! wish me luck.

2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Love Sherlock, and am looking forward to finishing this book.

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Loved Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and started reading Jane Eyre last year, but didn't even make a dent in it, because it was the start of my dry spell. I'm hoping to see it through until the end this year.

4. The Cranford Chronicles by Elizabeth Gaskell
Read Wives and Daughters last year and greatly enjoyed it. A lot of people consider this to be Gaskells best work, so I'm really looking forward to reading it. I figure if it's better then W&D I'll absolutely love it. It's also much shorter which is always a bonus.

5. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Read Oliver Twist when I was 13 or so and loved it. This is another giant book I started last year, and I was enjoying it, but I put it down for a while which is bad for me and never picked it up again. I feel especially bad about this since my dear friend lent her copy to me, and I know she really loves it, and I feel awful for keeping it so long. No need to worry Katherine I'll get it back to you soon. :D

6. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
I once again meant to read it last year, but didn't. The tragedies of my life. I read The Time Machine last year and was like this for a whole day: O.o I did lend it out to a friend who brought it back to me and promised me it was a spine tingling read. Oh yeah~!

7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
This is the last book by Austen I have to read. I've also heard it's one of the hardest to get through, but I've grown into quite an Austen lover over the years so I think I can handle it.

8. 1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm was a very traumatic experience for me. Needless to say I needed some time before reading another Orwell novel. This one is next on my list, and I am looking forward to it, I find the plot intriguing and it doesn't involve poor innocent barn yard animals so I think I'll like it better. Animal books always make me cry.

9. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
One of Montgomery's "Adult" novels I've been eyeing this one for quite some time. I really hope I get to reading it this year.

10. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe
This man is a genius. I re-read A Tell Tale Heart this year and was even more mind boggled then I had been when I first read it. I think it's the closest I'll ever get to being in the mind of a killer and I must say that frightens and makes me feel better all at the same time. I love Poe for creating the detective story, so I am very excited to read the Dupin tales.


  1. I envy you--getting ready to read your first Lord Peter Wimsey novel. I wish I hadn't already read all of them so I could have a "new" one to look forward to. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my list for 2011: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-tuesday-book-resolutions-2011.html

  2. Yeah, the 'new' Lord Peter mysteries (by Jill Paton Walsh) aren't the same :-(
    But it was really nice to go to Galloway (Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet) this fall - made Five Red Herrings even better to see the landscape....

  3. Great list! I love all the classics. I am trying to read a few more of those this year too.

    You can check out my list here:

  4. You have very lofty literary goals. My goals are much more low...I just want to finish 10 books I started last year but didn't finish. Ha!

  5. I have The Complete Sherlock Holmes, but sadly I don't think I'll get to it this year. I hope you do!

  6. These should keep you blissfully reading for a while. Excellent list. I've read all of H.G. Wells, who is one of my favorites. If you enjoy science fiction I also highly recommend Leonid Korogodski's latest, Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale. I just finished it and will be returning to this one again. I loved the fights with Dragonclaws — a new kind of weapon that is better than light sabers. And the epic battle at the end is really something.

  7. Jane Eyre is fabulous (although I am not a Wuthering Heights fan)! And 1984? Well, it's a classic, but... *shudders* Prepare to be all sorts of depressed when reading it. Good luck with your resolutions!

  8. This is an awesome list! I love Sherlock Holmes & Edgar A. Poe! And Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is on my list too. but to be honest I actually could copy your list to my "I want to read this" pile.. ;")

    So - have an awesome time with your picks!!

  9. I read Blue Castle some years back at the recommendation of a book friend. Lovely story.

    Here's my list of books I will read in 2011: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-books-i-resolve-to-read-in-2011.html


Don't hesitate to leave a comment I love hearing from you~! Because I am terrible at remembering to give out awards after people graciously give them to me, I have now made my blog an award free zone like so many others. I thank you for thinking of me though.