As always, my seasons are a little opposite than Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish. That doesn’t really matter though, because the season rarely if ever influences what I read. [Is that normal?]
I’ve been doing relatively well with my TBRs. I’ve read 50 books so far this year… and I thought I might only be able to read 20. Here are the books I hope to read this
Fall Autumn Spring.
2. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins – for the Social Sciences and Philosophy section of the same challenge. I’m religious, but I plan to read this in any case. I believe in viewing all angles of a matter.
3. Spud : Exit, Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit – the fourth and final book in the Spud series, and possibly one of the best written works for young people to come from South Africa in recent years. I’m looking forward to following the young Spud through his final school year.
4. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury – this is for the Coursera Fantasy and Science Fiction course. I missed two units due to medschool obligations, so I’m out of the running for a certificate of completion, but that’s okay. I still enjoy learning, reading and writing in this course.
5. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – loved the first two in the series, and I’ve been meaning to get to this book!
6. The Book of Paul by Richard Long – I’m reviewing this sometimes soon for a book tour. It sounds super awesome, like historical supernatural thrillers. It sounds a little like Dan Brown – I’ll have to see.
7. Doomed Love by Virgil – Book 1 in the Penguin Great Loves box set. I like starting at the beginning. I predict, however, that I will struggle to get into it.
8. The Call of the Wild by Jack London – a book in the Puffin Classics Deluxe collection. I think it’s meant to be a children’s book, but who cares.
9. Defining Moments by Marius Barnard – I feel like I should read this before the end of my fourth year. Perhaps it will inspire me.
10. Medical Textbooks (Kumar and Clarke, Dermatology, Anaesthesia)… unfortunately, Spring brings year-end exams. And they must take top priority. I cannot afford a January rewrite… not if I want to go on Semester at Sea!