Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Books I'm (Desperately) Trying to Read Before the End of 2017

THE STORY, SO FAR

I don't do well when I try to make myself read books. Do you?

I limited myself to four short books in the spring, so I did read all four. That's something, right?

I read 2 of the 5 books I hoped to read last summer.

I've only managed to read 2 of the 9 books I boldly asserted that I hoped to read this fall.

I've read 3 of the 11 books I announced on my blog I'd read this year in 2017.

So what should I try to read before the end of the year? Maybe I should list some sure things and get my attempt/finish reading stats up a bit.


MY OFFICIAL LIST OF BOOKS I'M (DESPERATELY) TRYING TO READ BEFORE THE END OF 2017:


BOOKS I'VE ALREADY STARTED 


Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Dear Fahrenheit 451


BOOKS ABOUT ITALY


A Literary Tour of Italy
Italy for the Gourmet Traveler


COOKBOOKS



Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker
Muffins and Biscuits
Cooking With Nonna
Flour Water Salt Yeast


I will definitely read all of these, and, whew! that's a lot of books.




WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO READ BEFORE THE END OF 2017?





Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature 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.

17 comments:

  1. I have to want to read the book which has to be interesting and what I like. That tends to be Si-Fi of Fantasy. Must admit since I have had my kindle I have not put it down

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  2. Great list! I am very, very intrigued by A Literary Tour of Italy - I'll have to check that one out!

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  3. good luck, with 2 big books, Winter and Leonardo, that's a challenge. My TTT is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/11/28/top-ten-books-on-my-winter-tbr/

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  4. I'll be happy if I just finish the two library books I picked up yesterday. Why in the world I go to the library when I'm in the middle of a chunkster (A Gentleman in Moscow) is beyond me! :)

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  5. Fingers crossed that you get around to these books! :-)

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  6. I don't do well when I try to make myself read books, either. Good luck with these! I like the look of the Italy books.

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  7. Making myself read books definitely doesn't work well for me either. Hope you'll get to all of these though!

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  8. I'm currently read DearFahrenheit 451 now - it's a lot of fun!! :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  9. Actually I have about 25 Cybils nominations I should desperately try and finish before the end of round 1. I didn't even put them on my list of books to read.

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  10. The good thing about having cookbooks on your list, is that you dont have to read them from cover to cover - as long as you cook one meal from each, I would say that they were done!!

    The da vinci looks good doesn't it?

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  11. So many good books, so little time :-) My TBR pile/list just seems to get bigger every day

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  12. I've just added the Da Vinci book to my TBR. I like Isaacson's books - especially loved the Steve Jobs one. Good luck in getting your goal accomplished before the end of the year, you can do it!

    https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2017/11/top-ten-tuesday_27.html

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  13. I’m also kinda terrible at sticking to TBR lists. I hope you reach your goal and finish all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. Any list that has some cookbooks on it is a good list to me :) I am also very intrigued by Dear Farenheit 451. I loved Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and have wanted to read Farenheit 451 for a very long time. I guess that one should be on my list lol :) Great job!

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  15. I'm not good at keeping to my list either. I would like to read Dear Fahrenheit 451 before the year is out, but somehow I doubt I will. I hope you read most, if not all of the books on your winter list!

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  16. I try not to look too much at my statistics because it can get a bit depressing. There are so many books that get left unread and if I think too much abut that growing pile I get a little nauseous. Dear Fahrenheit 451 is on my TBR and all of the cookbooks look delicious! I'll have to check out the Martha Stewart Slow Cooker book especially!

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  17. I'm taking some time off from blogging to give me more time to read, just read.

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