this post is part of the Top Ten Tuesday feature, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish
So this feels like a double déjà vu of last week’s Top Ten Tuesday and the forty fall movies watchlist, but it’s different, okay? Plus college just started again and scheduling is not my strong suit (clearly, since it’s thursday already). Last week’s novels are not necessarily in my READ NOW list, but these are. They range from classics to modern easy-reading, because I’ve found this blend is the perfect way to keep me turning pages without feeling dumb / snobbish / tired of too many fancy words.
#10 WHAT MAISIE KNEW, by henry james, 1897
I’m scared of being bored out of my mind by this book (so many mixed reviews!), but ever since I watched the movie adaptation I can’t get it out of my system.
#09 Chéri, by colette, 1920
Give me an unconventional love story and I’ll happily dive into it, head first. Chéri dwells in a subject still largely untouched: the affair between a woman and a younger man. Back in 2005, Prime caught my eye for dealing with this and I haven’t been the same since. Oh by the way, watch it.
#08 Every Man Dies Alone, by hans fallada, 1946
I’m not sure what’s making me read this book, but it sounds dark and poetic. Like with Maisie, I’m a little hesitant, but I’ll let you know how it goes.
#06 BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, by HELEN FIELDING, 1996
I’ve started it already actually, just this week, and it’s hilarious from page one.
#05 ATONEMENT, by IAN MCEWAN, 2001
I’ve wanted to read this book since I can remember, and it feels like everyone has read it and loved it. Considering the movie’s depressing qualities, I’ll save it for a rainy weekend when no one can hear me sobbing, and cursing that damn girl.
#04 GONE GIRL, by GILLIAN FLYNN, 2012
It’s a bit obvious why at this point: every movie fan is pretty much counting the days till the film premieres in his country ( 7! ). I’ll probably pick it up next week, just in time for our upcoming podcast episode about Gone Girl/Fincher movies. Have you listened to our latest with Mettel as a guest?
#03 FIfty Shades of Mr. Darcy, by William Codpiece Thwackery, 2012
This is just a fraction of the amount of easy-reading novels I go through on a regular basis. I need a break from all those heavy Law books, okay? Finding Colin Firth should be here too (I need it), but in the foreseeable future you can bet on me finishing the Knitting in the City series (three down, two to go!), and then picking up this hilarious piece of satire where I left it. It’s Jane Austen with a Fifty twist, and I think it begs for a film adaptation. Or at least a short. With Colin Firth.
#02 The Goldfinch, by donna tartt, 2013
Again, I’ve written about it in my previous post, but basically Donna Tartt is one of the most exciting contemporary authors. I’ll only give a try during Christmas break though, because it is huge.
#01 We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart, 2014
Probably one of the most written about books of the year, We Were Liars has been the star of every book blog in 2014. I’ve read a couple of chapters and there’s a nice flow to it. It’s enigmatic and lovely, and it supposedly has a surprising plot twist at the end.