Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a fun an interesting way to get to know other book bloggers and what they are reading.
This week the topic is “books on my summer reading list”. Here it is and its subject to change without notice.
1. Calico Joe by John Grisham: I’m not a huge Grisham fan and I think I’ve only read one of his books, The Innocent Man. As this one is about baseball and it seems baseball stories are difficult to come by, I thought I’d give it a try. Besides, it’s short.
2. The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour: As I’ve been reading Kipling as a part of my 2012 reading project, I wanted to read a biography. I’m in the middle of this one right now and so far he strikes me as a complicated person.
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: Not my usual genre but Daughter, The Eldest highly recommends it so I thought I would see what its all about.
4. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: The second part of the year will include works by Charles Dickens. I’m starting with this one.
5. Bleak House by Charles Dickens: This one has been on my shelf for a while. I’ve read the more “popular” works by Dickens so I’ll read some of his lesser known works this year.
6. Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein: Last year I read The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress and enjoyed it. I’ve gotten several high recommendations for this novel.
7. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov: Isaac Asimov is another one of my reading project authors for 2012. I’ve read absolutely nothing by him, so this will be the first unless I read one of his short stories before this one.
8. For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway: This will be a re-read, but it’s been a long time. I re-read The Sun Also Rises last year and it was as great as it was when I was in high school – which was a little while ago. Looking forward to this one.
9. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks: This will round out Brooks’ novels for me.
10. Sign Talker by James Alexander Thom: As I’ve come to appreciate the effort that goes into good historical fiction with the works of Geraldine Brooks, I thought I’d give Thom a try as he comes highly recommended.