The lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish have this lovely meme, where bloggers count down their top ten in the week's given category!
This week's topic is the top ten books we're excited to read in 2012! I don't know about you, but I always get excited about diving into new books in the new year.
Here are the top ten books I am excited to read this year!
(In no particular order):
- Clarissa by Samuel Richardson: I'll be getting to this one in April, and I cannot wait to dive in to one of the world's longest novels. I have heard wonderful things, so I am pretty darn anxious for April to get here.
- Tom Jones by Henry Fielding: I actually started this one last year, but set it aside. It was entertaining and wonderful, so I am excited to get back to it (probably at the end of February/early March).
- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner: While I love Faulkner (As I Lay Dying is one of my favorite books), I've never read this one! I'm actually planning on reading two of his books this year, but I'm more excited about this one!
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: I loved both of the Tolstoy novels I've read so far, so this is one I have been thinking about for months. I know it'll be just as excellent as War and Peace, which I am rereading this year.
- Middlemarch by George Eliot: I adore Eliot and I haven't read this novel in ages. I probably won't have time until closer to summer, but I can't wait for this one. I might try and sneak it in earlier.
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins: I was in love with The Woman in White when I read it last year, so I am determined to read more of Collins in the future. I might save this one for the fall-a good mystery is always nice that time of year!
- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf: I feel like I have been neglecting Woolf, so this is one I have to get to this year (it is also on a challenge list).
- Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy: Hardy is an author I hadn't heard of before starting my project, but he has been a wonderful surprise. I'm trying to savor his novels, and this one is my main choice for 2012.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: I am participating in a year-long read with a group of blogger folks for this title and I am excited to get started. This is another chunky book, so I'm glad we're spreading it out!
- Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens: I have plans for two Dickens titles in 2012, both of which I am planning to read in February (it will be Dickens' 200th birthday). This one was supposed to be a part of my 2011 reads, but I failed miserably. Needless to say, this one WILL be read! :)