Well. It’s been kind of quiet here lately — I missed a couple of Sundays due to busy weekends, and then of course there was Hurricane Sandy, which took out our power for a few days. Thankfully there was no damage, so I really shouldn’t complain. The power outage provided plenty of reading time, even if it was mostly be candlelight, so I guess if there’s a silver lining, that’s it.
And now it’s a new month, and there’s a new stack of books sitting on my desk. In October, I took a break from reading classics, but I’m back at it again this month with 3 of 5 books from my Classics Club list. Here’s the stack, minus one — from top to bottom:
- Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope: This one is on my Kindle. I really enjoyed reading The Warden in August (read my review), and decided to tackle Barchester Towers as part of a tutored read on LibraryThing. This is my second try reading this book (I gave up two years ago), but I’m optimistic and excited about reading it.
- The Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman: A few years ago I began a November tradition, reading a book about war sometime near Remembrance Day. This is my choice for 2012.
- The Vet’s Daughter, by Barbara Comyns : Comyns has a unique style, and I’ve heard good things about this Virago Modern Classic.
- The Buccaneers, by Edith Wharton: it’s been ages since I read any Wharton, and she’s one of my favorite authors. What am I waiting for?
- The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng: this novel was nominated for the 2012 Booker Prize, and received very favorable reviews from several bookish friends. No need to squint — it’s not pictured. I’ll probably get it from my local library.