Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday for Sept. 27

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread (for Top Ten Tuesday): Obviously this list represents wishful thinking, because as part of my hobby, I try to read books I haven't read before. Going back to reread books might impede my "progress." But I may devote a month next year to rereading some of my favorites.

1. The Planets by Jennifer Finney Boylan -- a hilarious romp around a town sinking into a mine fire. Really.
2. Time and Again -- a classic time-travel SF novel.
3. Fifth Business -- the first part of Robertson Davies' Deptford trilogy, so I can read the other two books.
4. From Approximately Coast to Coast, it's the Bob and Ray show -- a compilation of sketches by radio comedians Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. I loved their work when I listened to them back in the 1970s. 
5. London's Churches: I bought this opinionated guide to London churches in London in 1989. I reread it frequently, because I enjoy the history lessons the volume offers as well as the very British sensibility of the prose style.
6. Rabbit Run: I read this sophomore year of college; my memories need refreshing.
7. Wit's End by James Gaines: The first book I read about the Algonquin Round Table, and still my favorite. 
8. The Odyssey: Another college read that I need to revisit at a completely different point in my life.
9. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis: One of my mother's favorite books; I read it in high school, and now that Lewis's stock has gone down, maybe I'll see why.
10. Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye: Brilliance needs to be revisited.

Plus, I want to read a collection of Robert Benchley essays, which may count as a reread because I read a lot of them when I was a kid.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Any sort of highly opinionated guide book is always worth a read and a reread, in my opinion!