Top Ten Tuesday: My Autumn 2019 TBR


Metamorphoses by Ovid
I will finish this by November, or maybe sooner. I still need to write a recap for books 13-15, and then my review. I have been reading this one in bits and pieces, starting in January. I love some of the stories, and I will discuss my favorites when I write a review, but I think I prefer The Aeneid as a book.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens 
I really want to read this again for Victober on GoodReads. And I still need to introduce myself in the group over there. I loved this the first time I read it. This is probably my favorite Dickens novel.   

Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphoses by Ted Hughes
I would like to re-read this now that I am almost finished with Metamorphoses. I liked it the first time, but I remember that it is a bit slanted toward the darkest stories in Ovid, so it might make him seem a bit one-note; the stories have more variation than that.

A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
This is a past group read in the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club on GoodReads. I might read this for Readers Imbibing Peril. It has been on my TBR for a while, and I think I’ll like it. A lighthearted “horror” novel. The description: Loyally accompanying a mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London, good dog Snuff is busy helping his master collect the grisly ingredients needed for an unearthly rite that will take place not long after the death of the moon. But Snuff and his master are not alone. All manner of participants, both human and not, are gathering with their ancient tools and their animal familiars in preparation for the dread night. It is brave, devoted Snuff who must calculate the patterns of the Game and keep track of the Players—the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the Count who sleeps by day, the Good Doctor and the hulking Experiment Man he fashioned from human body parts, and a wild-card American named Larry Talbot—all the while keeping Things at bay and staying a leap ahead of the Great Detective, who knows quite a bit more than he lets on. 

I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda
I have been slowly going through it since March, and I will probably finish in November. And then I think I will pick a few to memorize. I will certainly read more Neruda! He’s one of my favorites. 

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

I have read this before, but I want to reread it for a group read soon.

The Complete John Silence Stories
I really want to read more by this classic horror author. I loved The Willows. I might listen to the LibriVox audiobook for this one.

That’s seven books, not ten, but I will leave it at that for now!

Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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