Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Read-a-Thon Day One: My Hopeful To Be Read Pile

I have a very ambitious To Be Read pile for this week. 
I am pretty sure I won't be able to get through this pile but I plan on making quite the dent in it. 

Today I will be starting The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. 
I am so excited to read this book. I have it out on loan from the library, which is one of the reasons I am reading it first. I have never read anything from Anne Bronte. I am fascinated by the Bronte family and the talent that filled the family. I am a fan of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre by her sisters so I am looking forward to seeing how I will enjoy Anne's writing. 

The next book I hope to read this week is Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. 
Thomas Hardy is also a new author for me. I have wanted to read his work for a while but it wasn't until seeing the movie adaptation of this book last spring that I went out and bought the book. 
I really enjoyed the film so I am hoping that I will enjoy the book and his writing as well. 

After two classics I am going to switch to something light. 
My next read will be All I know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher. 
She is my favorite YouTuber and the one that is kind of responsible for me becoming obsessed with watching YouTube and all that is has to offer nowadays. It is a book aimed toward young adults about dealing with growing up, but I have read a lot of reviews from moms that said there were things in it that helped them as well as giving them some good ideas whilst raising their own daughters. 
As a mother of two daughters, one of which is rapidly approaching her teenage years, I wanted to read it and see if it is something that would be appropriate and helpful for her as she gets older. 

If I get through those three books this week I will consider it a successful read-a-thon. 
If I still have time I will start Lark Rise To Candleford by Flora Thompson. 
This edition is actually a trilogy (Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green) put into one book so it is quite hefty and ambitious for the tail end of a read-a-thon. I have owned this book for a few years and have yet to read it so I am really hoping I can at least start it.
I love the television series that was based on these books and can't wait to read them to see how close the show is to the book. 

My last book in the pile is Jane Austen's Letters collected and edited by Deirdre Le Faye. 
I honestly don't think I will make it to this book but it is one that has been sitting on my shelf for so long I wanted to add it to the pile just in case. It is a collection of letters written by Jane Austen and sent to a variety of different people. It should be pretty interesting. 

Today I have cleaned my house first thing and since one little is off at school and the other is playing outside, I plan on starting the first book as soon as I am done with this post. 
Happy Reading!
*If you are planning on reading this week, let me know in the comments what books you hope to tackle!


The Kings said...

Yes, I am going to be joining in the reading! I was going to start reading "The Portrait Of A Lady" by Henry James as I thought he was an English author but I read info about him last night and he was born in New York! So I will wait on that and have started reading "Silas Marner" by George Eliot.

cheryl said...

So glad you are going to read as much as you can this week!
I thought Henry James was as well. Interesting.
I hope you enjoy Silas Marner!

Donna said...

During the read-a-thon I'm going to be reading two books by Julie Rowe about her near-death experience and visions about the future she had that my dad highly recommended (he was just here visiting). I bought "Far From the Madding Crowd" this summer and I'm looking forward to reading it at some point. I'll be interested to hear how you like it!

cheryl said...

That sounds good Donna. I will be interested in hearing what you think of those books as well.