Top Ten Tuesday: Top Books On My Winter TBR list

Posted June 17, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Top Ten Tuesday / 28 Comments

toptentuesdayIt’s Tuesday again which means time for another round of Top Ten Tuesday; I like joining in on this meme because I have a set topic to work with. Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogger meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week the theme is: Top Books On My Winter TBR list. I’m planning to be away for about six weeks so I’ m sure if all these books will be read, but here ten books I hope to read in the next three months.

  • Equilateral by Ken Kalfus
  • just_a_girl by Kristen Krauth
  • Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
  • The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  • The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

  • The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright
  • The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker
  • The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

28 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Books On My Winter TBR list

  1. Violet

    Which books are you reading and which are you listening to? I hope you’re reading The Swan Book and The Monk with your eyes and not your ears! You should like the weirdness of The Monk. 🙂

      • Violet

        Audiobooks do not count as reading. After listening to audiobook, we can count the audiobook as being heard, but an audio file is clearly not a book, and listening to a narrator perform a text is most definitely not reading. If audiobooks count as reading, then watching a film adaptation of a book is reading, too, because an audiobook is also an adaptation of a book. Hmmm?

        • Now you are being silly, think of it this way; when we are little we have books read to us (similar to an audiobook), wouldn’t you say they experience everything that happens in the book? An audiobook only counts has having read a book when it is unabridged. Abridged audios definitely don’t count.

          • Violet

            I’m being silly because my opinion differs from yours? Oh dear.

            I thought you wanted to learn to read critically and not just approach texts on a superficial level. In order to do that, you need to read the actual books and engage with them. As Harold Bloom said, ‘Deep reading really demands the inner ear as well as the outer ear. You need the whole cognitive process, that part of you which is open to wisdom. You need the text in front of you.’

          • hehe, how dare you have a different opinion. I’m stirring you obviously. I do enjoy a good literary debate. While I agree that studying sentence structures and so on does require the text in front of you.

            However I believe people perceive books differently when they read vs. listen but you can’t deny that they still interpret the text. I can still explore themes and subjects and think about a book critically while listening to the audiobook.

            Granted if I’m planning to take a closer look at a book (like Middlemarch) I would read the text, but if I don’t want to go into those depths then an audiobook at work is productive and useful.

  2. Lianne

    Have fun reading The Monk and The Opposite of Loneliness 🙂 I’ve been seeing The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair everywhere lately, I hope to pick it up at some point 🙂

    Happy reading! My TTT

  3. Laura Cline

    The Monk is crazy and The Opposite of Lonliness is really sad and great. Enjoy your summer of reading!

  4. Belle @ Belle's Bookshelf

    I really want to read The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan too actually. One of my colleagues was a friend of hers. It sounds like an amazing book.

  5. I’m #10 at my library for Mr. Mercedes so there’s hope I’ll be able to read it this year. lol Can’t wait though it sounds fantastic. Reminds me of Joe Hill’s work.

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