The Top 10 Books I Must Finally Read in 2015

The Top 10 Books
I Must Finally Read in 2015

Do you still try to make some resolutions in January? Even if you are pretty sure you won’t be able to keep them, that gives you a good feeling right?

And I have the feeling lots of us book bloggers and avid bookivores want to tackle once for all this insanely crammed TBR shelf.  Recently, David at The Quivering Pen even came up with a 200 book list to read in 5 years.

One year at a time for me. So sorting through the +/- 900 books currently on my TBR Goodreads shelf, here is my list of 10 books I must finally read in 2015. They are books I have repeatedly said I was going to read!

 

a la Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Vol.1/7: Du Cote de Chez Swann The Divine Comedy Stoner

1. A la recherche du temps perdu, by Marcel Proust – finish it finally, as I still have a book and a half to go out of the 7 books

2. The Divine Comedy, by Dante

3. Stoner, by John Edward Williams

Love in the Time of Cholera The Woman in White Cosmicomics

4. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

5. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

6. Something by Ursula K. Le Guin

7. Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino

The Art Forger Wanderlust: A History of Walking The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War

8. The Art Forger, by B. A. Shapiro

9. Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit

10. The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War, by Graham Robb

 

Have you read any of these?
Which one would was your favorite?
For #6, which one would you recommend,
and why?
Have you prepared your list of the top 10 books
you must finally read this year?

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29 thoughts on “The Top 10 Books I Must Finally Read in 2015

  1. This is an impressive list! I am hoping to finally read Pride and Prejudice, Dracula and The Hunchback of Notre Dame . . .have you read One Hundred Years of Solitude? Inspiring book! xx

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    • I hate Austen, though I studied thoroughly her books for some major studies. I have never tried Dracula, but I enjoyed a lot The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, a historical fiction on Vlad the Impaler. Victor Hugo: yes yes so good, everything by him, novels, poems, plays, go for it! I LOVED One Hundred Years of Solitude, that’s why I definitely want to read more by him

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  2. Yes, Emma, I’ve read a few of them:
    Love in the time of Cholera (very very good), Stoner (good but quite depressing) and The Woman in White (a classic gothic mystery) As for Ursula LeGuin I don’t even have to think twice….it’s A Wizard of Eathsea. I’ve read it many times and keep coming back to it over and over again.

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  3. I feel off the A la recherche du temps perdu bandwagon a few years ago. I think it was the fourth book that did me in. I’ve read The Woman in White, but prefer others like The Moonstone and Armadale.

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      • Hmmm, that’s good news that the series gets better. Maybe I should consider going on. So many people not only make it all the way through, but reread it.

        Armadale is such fun! A super sensation novel.

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        • yes, I have a friend who actually starts re-reading it once she’s done, I think she’s at her 6th time, she is in her 70s. For me, one time will be enough, though I had to re-read passages from the 1st volume with some of my French students, and it was actually neat to see connections with later volumes, which of course you can’t see when you read the book for the 1st time

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  4. I also plan to (re-read) Garcia Marquez, but 100 Years of Solitude. I’m actually a bit afraid to pick it up for fear it will disappoint me (it was a favorite in my late teens).

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    • I think you my even enjoy it more. One helpful thing is first to print the genealogy of the family, that you can very easily find online, because there are so many people with the same first name, it can be quite confusing. I printed the genealogy and added details to it while I was reading

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  5. You have a year of big reading ahead Emma! I read about 20 pages of Proust once in a half hearted attempt to give it a go. Maybe one day. I heard lots of great buzz about Stoner I would like to read that too one day. The Discovery of France sounds intriguing… I’ve not heard of it before- will check it out.

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