Tuesday, January 29, 2019

My Want-To-Read List

Here's my Want-to-Read list from Goodreads:

Classic Lit A to Z: A Babylit(r) Alphabet Primer by Jennifer Adams

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Notes from a Public Typewriter by Michael Gustafson

On Thomas Merton by Mary Gordon

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Bashō

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön

Bookforms: A complete guide to designing and crafting hand-bound books by Center for Book Arts

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now by Peter Mayle

Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by Jamie Cat Callan

A Bite-Sized History of France: Delicious, Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment by Stephane Henaut

Happy: The Journal by Fearne Cotton

Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1) by Enid Blyton

Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake by Maida Heatter

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy 

The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna by Mario Giordano

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

What do you want to read?
I hope you will share your wishes in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.


  1. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho is a beautiful book. "Every day is a journey and the journey itself is home." The title is also translated as The Narrow Road to the Interior. I think this is more apt because Basho travels both to the interior of Japan and to his own interior--it is the story of one traveler's deep reflections.

  2. My "wishlist" is so, so long, you'd hate me if I posted it. But one of the books is THE QUIET AMERICAN by Graham Greene.

  3. I haven't had time to create a post for that. Of the books I have scheduled right now for 2019, the one I'm most eager to plunge into is The Sentence is Death, by Horowitz.
    And the latest book I added to my TBF, this morning, is https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36701550-underground.
    I have right now 1457 books on my TBR... But am going to do some clean up every Saturday or so: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/01/26/read-or-skip-1/

    I read a lot of great books by/on Thomas Merton, but am not familiar with this one.
    I loved so much The Famous Five as a kid!

  4. This is a lovely long list of interesting books. I look forward to hearing about the books as you go through them 🤠🐧

  5. A number of these are on my TBR but the only one I've read is Marilla of Green Gables. I really enjoyed it which was an enormous relief. The Green Gables world is one of my favorites and I thought this one added to it nicely. Enjoy your reading!

  6. A Gentleman in Moscow is also on my TBR shelf, but I am a bit intimidated by it though I don't know why.

  7. An American Marriage is one I'd like to read as well. I keep hearing great things about it.

  8. I need to read An American Marriage, too. It’s gotten such good reviews. I’m excited for it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. A Gentleman in Moscow is my favorite on that list! I've read it twice.

  10. I have only read 'North and South' on your list. However, there are a few favourite books to read, such as: The Quiet American by Graham Greene (always a fan of Greene) and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. A Gentleman in Moscow I have heard so much about and am eager to read it.
    Good luck with your list!


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