Well, I've been pretty lousy at blogging since going back to school, but I do want to get back on the bandwagon and now that the semester is almost over, maybe I'll get my act together and write some posts in advance. (Hahahaha, that seems unlikely.) Anyway, I'm linking up again with The Broke and the Bookish to discuss my winter to-read list. This was a hard one. I've kept up with reading during the semester, but have not been reading as quickly as usual. On top of that, because I do a lot of reading on the crowded subway, I'm having to read books that are either short or on my Kindle because I nearly took out a few people while lugging around A Discovery of Witches during rush hour. That said, winter includes Christmas break, so hopefully I'll spend a few blissful days getting lost in massive tones. Here's my (short) list:
1. Alexandra Kollontai's biography by Carol Porter: I have always been fascinated by her and am on a bit of a Russia kick at present.
2. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: But I'll have to finish this before school starts to avoid the aforementioned subway issues.
3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie: Would you believe I've never read any of her books? I grew up loving Poirot on PBS Mystery, so this should be a fun read.
4. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak: A long-time desire, but this year I'll make it happen.
5. We by Pavel Zamiatin: Again with the Russian theme. I started this once ten years ago, but my M.A. got in the way and I never finished.
6. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute.
7. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp: A friend gave me this recently, and I really want to read it but I think it's one of those books that I need to read slowly with time to process, so I'm saving it for the holiday. It's been a pretty hard year, and I need to focus more on the gifts God has given me rather on the things He has so far withheld. Maybe this book will help.
Sadly, that's all she wrote. I have a bunch of books that I'd like to read, but no formal list as I don't know how the winter will go in terms of busy-ness.