01 February 2013

2013 Reading List

Here I am, ready to (finally) share my 2013 Reading List!

Yes, it's taken me this long to finalize it.  Don't judge. ;)

1.  First up is Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.  As my favorite book, I try to read it about once a year.  And, as January 28th was the 200th anniversary of it being published, I've decided to read it first.

Yes.  You are seeing this right.  Little Austenite in the making!
If you're a nerdy mama like me, check out BabyLit.com!

2.  Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë (I will finish it.  I will!)
3.  Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
4.  Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
5.  Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
6.  Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
7.  Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
8.  The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And now for the re-reads!

1.  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (I read this when I was probably 13)
2.  Loving Your Kids On Purpose, by Danny Silk (finish, not re-read)
3.  On Becoming Baby Wise, by Gary Ezzo (time for a refresher for Baby Asher!)
4.  Persuasion, by Jane Austen (my other favorite Austen book)

It's sad that there are so many classics that I haven't read, especially considering I'm an English major.
What can I say?  I was home schooled! ;)

Actually, I really can't blame it on being home schooled, as I read P&P and Sense and Sensibility when I was like 12-13.  I was constantly reading when I was in junior high and high school, but for some reason I just never read these books (or I read abridged versions, which do not count).

Ah, well, I am remedying it now.

1 comment:

  1. This list excites me... and I'm not even an English major. I would love to read P&P again, by far my favorite classic.

    Great Expectations?? Sister, do yourself a favor and skip that one. Pip gets old.

    Great Gatsby is a must! I can't believe you haven't read that one - you must read it before the movie.

    Love your list, Tay! Let us know of your favorites!
    <3, Whit