Does anyone remember the last time I wrote a blog post? You are not alone if you don’t. I can barely remember myself. I have been so caught up in my university classes over the last two months. I was immersed in the likes of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. I definitely preferred the latter. In any event, I could barely manage to get through the required books, and all additional readings, so it was difficult to find time to read for my own enjoyment.
As it stands, I have not yet finished a book to review. I went from two English 300-level classes to an insurance class. Then in May, I start an online class on Motherhood. I am excited for something new, but the posts may continue to be far and few between for a bit. I am inching closer to my English degree after all. With nine classes left, I am finally in my fourth year. It has taken ten years, but considering I have been working full-time on top of taking classes, it is still pretty exciting to be this close.
One final note before I jump into this week’s (month?) post. My marks last semester (fall 2018) were high enough that I was added to the Dean’s Honour list. Nine years of school and this is the first time that has happened for me. I am so proud of myself. I have buckled down over these last two semesters because I can see the end in sight. I want to work harder to achieve my goals. Sometimes, that means that this blog will be on hold, but I love reading so much, I will always come back to it.
Without any further preamble, here are the top ten books that I HAD to buy, but that still remain sitting comfortably on my bookshelf (topic courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish):
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
- Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- It by Stephen King
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- 419 by Will Ferguson
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Have you read any of the above books? If so, any recommendations of where to start? What books did you have to buy that are still sitting on your shelf unread? What are your forgotten books? Let me know in the comments.