Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's Top Ten  Tuesday hosted by the Broke and the Bookish is about the 10 books in my TBR I would play hooky with (i.e. not attend school without permission - yes, people, I had to look it up!).  In my case, that would be work, which would never happen, but theoretically speaking, I would LOVE to miss an event I'm not that keen to attend reading these books in my garden on a sunny afternoon (with a huge glass of cold ice-tea and birds singing around me and the flowers smelling oh so wonderful):

1.  A Room with a view by E.M. Forster:  I've seen the movie all through my adolescence, but have only read the novel once.  It's time I revisited all those tiny streets in Italy...

2.  Our man in Havana by G. Greene: a little espionage and political satire never hurt anyone... 

3.  The unbearable lightness of being by M. Kundera:  another one from my early years as a reader, the fine sadness I felt would be lovely to counterbalance my perfect reading environment (fictional, of course)

4.  Gadsby by E.V. Wright:  a book without the letter "e" - how intriguing is this?

5.  The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald:  Fitzgerald at his best - plus an atmospheric description of the "naughty 20's"

6.  Anything by Agatha Cristie, but better yet anything with Miss Marple!

7.  Breakfast at Tiffany's by T. Capote - yes, I need some fake glamour to feel better about my daily routine...

8.  84, Charing Cross Street by H. Hanff:  how sweet can an exchange of letters be...

9.  Murder runs in the family by A. George - for once, a fun detective series...

10.  The tenant of Wildfell Hall by A. Bronte:  my favourite piece of classic literature, this would be my last book in my escape, to smoothly bring me back to reality...

It was lovely here with my books - now, on with the cooking / cleaning / washing... 


  1. You have some great books on your list! I would love to read 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'A Room With a View'- never given them such thought before but they sound awesome. I loved Gatsby and might re-read soon!

    My TTT: http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/top-ten-tuesday-playing-hooky-with.html


    1. glad you liked them - your list is also interesting!

  2. I totally want to read The Great Gatsby. There are so many classics I'd like to go back and read. Some I don't think I appreciated as a high school student, other's I've not yet to enjoy but I want to. I think I need to block off some time each month to read one of the classics.

    1. fully agree - I find that classics age well...

  3. Oh, Breakfast at Tiffany's. What a great choice. Would love for you to stop by to check out my Top Ten.

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

    1. what an interesting collection you propose! thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ooh, I would SO not like to stay home with The Great Gatsby, I didn't like it at all! But I'd definitely play hooky with 84 Charring Cross Road or one of the Anne George mysteries - you can definitely read both books in just one day, they're quick!

    1. I also look forward to reading these two!




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