Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Happy Tuesday! How is everyone’s Tuesday going so far/ how was it? This week is super busy and stressful at work, so I’ve been looking forward to the end of Friday since yesterday.
Anyways, on to the books! Like any open ended TTT theme, I always have difficulty coming up with a really good idea. I went back and looked at some of the books I’ve read recently and came up with the topic of Books That My Best Friend Told Me To Read & Probably Would Tell You To Read Too (*my best guy friend).
My best guy friend and I met freshman year of college, about five years ago. Or has it been six? He’s incredibly smart and enjoys reading as much as I do, when given the time. I started a list on my laptop back in sophomore year of books I wanted to read. He so graciously took the list over and added a good handful of titles, most I’ve never heard of at the time. Unsurprisingly, this list contains more than 10 books. (titles link to Goodreads)
Books I Have Read From the List
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Books I Have Not Read From the List
Area X trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Ulysses by James Joyce
Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
The Rebel by Albert Camus (to read after Brothers Karamazov – whoops)
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough (I think this is the right one)
In the First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (I think this is right; too many Russian books)
World Without End by Ken Follett
New York by Edward Rutherford
The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot
The ones I’m not sure about because I don’t have author names are: Justice & The Forgotten Legion. These two books could be anything.
I also technically read the first part of The Divine Comedy, but I hardly understood it considering I was reading an edition from decades ago. I hope to read it all through one day.
There are so many books on this list of his!! I don’t know if I will ever read them all or not, but there are some that sound interesting.
Tell me, have you read any of these books??