Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 1 January, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 24 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2013! =) I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and New Year’s celebration. So, here we are at the first TTT of the new year and it’s a great way to start the year in books =)

In no particular order:

01. Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood — I must be saying this for the past two and some years now that I’m going to read this book and I still haven’t. Perhaps this year?

02. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants — There’s actually a practical reason why I haven’t gotten around to this book yet: the trade paperback is so heavy! Not exactly ideal if you’re reading in bed =P But I will get around to it this year…I hope (or I could wait until the whole trilogy is out in paperback xP)

03. Daniel Abraham’s The Price Quartet — I finally got a hold of the second omnibus to this quartet (as a Christmas gift) so whoo-hoo! Going to finally read this =D This is the first fantasy series that he’s published (he’s currently writing The Dagger and the Coin series which I’ve read the first book of)

04. Ildefonso Falcones’ The Hand of Fatima — Been eyeing this book for so long and now it’s been on my shelf for almost the same length of time! Hopefully I’ll get to it this year xD

05. George Eliot’s Middlemarch — Will this be the year that I finally get around to this classic? I always seem to put this book on hold…but if I can get through a Thomas Hardy novel, surely I can read a George Eliot novel, right?

06. Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence — After reading The House of Mirth (review), I’m really looking forward to reading her other works, starting with this one =)

07. David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet — I bought this book for my Kobo sometime last year and yeah, haven’t read it yet. Maybe this will be the year that I will read it xD

08. Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red — Been eyeing this book for a long while now (really, any of his books, he’s quite renowned). I hope to get around to reading it this year!

09. Wilkie Collins’ No Name — Been meaning to reading this book for years, after having read The Woman in White and The Moonstone…the premise to this novel is rather interesting so yeah, sometime this year I shall read it =)

10. Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife — I had been wanting to read this book for over a year now and was excited when my paperback copy arrived but for some reason have not gotten around to it yet. Definitely this year

And that’s my TTT for this week! What books are on your to-read pile for 2013? =)

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24 Responses to “Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. I just read a memoir by Murakami and loved it- I added Norwegian Wood to my wishlist earlier today!

    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is really good; maybe not as good as some of his others, but incredibly solid.

    • Nice! Murakami seems like a really fascinating writer…

      That’s good to hear about The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet; I haven’t read anything by Mitchell yet (Cloud Atlas is on my want-to-read pile still) but I’m looking forward to it…soon…haha

    • That’s good to know! Silas Marner is also waiting to be read on my eReader xD

      I’m really looking forward to The Age of Innocence; I saw the trailer to the 1990s adaptation with Daniel Day-Lewis (or was it an ’80s adaptation?) and it looks great!

  2. I enjoyed Norwegian Wood, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet even more. My Name is Red is on my tbr list also, I’ve read his Snow and really liked it. I look forward to your thoughts on these and The Painted Girls after we’ve both read it. Thanks for visiting Fresh Ink Books and happy reading in 2013.

    • Glad to hear you enjoyed Norwegian Wood and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet! I think I have Snow on my want-to-read list, I’ll have to double check, but anything by him would be interesting to check out.

      I don’t know when I’ll get around to The Painted Girls myself but it’s awesome to see that it’s picking up a lot of attention in magazines and stuff (from what I saw while browsing the other day) 🙂

    • That would be fun! I tried Romola last year but couldn’t get beyond the third page on my eReader…but I think that’s because that book was recounting a bit of Italian history at the start and I just wasn’t in the mood for it at the time xD

    • Pillars of the Earth was a great read! I haven’t finished watching the TV series (yet; good reminder, it’s sitting on my desk but I’m so lazy to pop it in and finish it, lol) but I think they did a good job in adapting the story to the screen.

      Murakami…soon…hopefully, lol 😀

    • Thanks! My brother’s been recommending it (along with the Sherlock Holmes stories) for years so hopefully this will be the year that I read it, hehe 😀

  3. I’ve got some long ones on my 2013 list as well, most notably The Count of Monte Cristo and Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson. I think you will like Middlemarch, I really do!

    • Nice! 🙂 The Count of Monte Cristo is also on my to-read pile (after having enjoyed reading The Three Musketeers last year) but yeah, it’s going to have to wait until I get through some of the books on this list 😉

  4. I’ve been wanting to read The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet for a while, but I find that I need a lot of time to absorb anything by David Mitchell – so it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe I’ll find the time in the upcoming year?

    • I haven’t read anything by Mitchell yet but that’s probably the reason why I haven’t gotten around to it yet…need to clear the head space (and the to-read pile) a little to really get into it xP

  5. I think you will definitely be able to get through Middlemarch. I’ve read a few of Eliot’s books now and I found Middlemarch to have quite an easy ‘flow’ to it, which makes reading it pleasant. Plus, it’s got lots of interesting characters!

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