Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018
TTT for Dec 26, 2017
Here is a mix of to be published books and books that have been long on my TBR and that I plan to read, finally.
Have you read any of these?
What books are you most looking forward to
reading in 2018?
I’ve only read one book on your list, Travels with Charley. I liked it but I didn’t love it; parts of it seemed too closely tied to the time period in which Steinbeck was writing, and it didn’t feel as universal as I’d hoped.
Oddly, I plan to read an Italo Calvino book next year, too, but it’s not either of the books you have on your list. It’s Italian Folktales, and it’s on the 1001 Children’s Book list.
Thanks for the caveat on this book. Huh, didn’t know Calvino wrote this book! I went to Goodreads to check and added to my TBR. I see Neil Gaiman gave it 5 stars!! Not surprising. I really enjoyed his If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
I haven’t read any of these but several caught my eye. I hope you enjoy them and happy reading!
to you too!
The Moonstone is very enjoyable though I prefer Woman in White. You have an interesting range of books awaiting you ….
I really loved The Woman in White as well
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I have read and enjoyed The Moonstone–hope you do too. I’ve read a lot of Calvino and always found his work inventive, challenging, and inviting to read. I may have read Cosmicomics but not sure. Do you ever have that happen–can’t recall whether I just read something or only imagined myself reading it. This would be a suitable subject for a Calvino tale!
I am looking forward to reading Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles that begin with The Game of Kings. I started it once before; I plan to plow ahead this time and check historical references only as desired, not let them impede the flow of the story.
As always, happy reading!
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I love the Oulipo authors a lot. I so much enjoyed If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. I also read Invisible Cities. Usually, when I take notes while I write, I remember reading the book – just the fact of writing while I read, without the need to go back to my notebook.
I haven’t read anything by Dorothy Dunnett. I notice I’m not as much a fan of histfic as I used to