I love books. I’ve always loved books and stories. This year I set a goal of 10 books read in 2017. So far it isn’t going that well. But I thought I would share with you all my current TBR (to be read).
East of Eden
I found a bunch of classics in my parents basement over the summer. One of those are East of Eden by Stienbeck. I’ve read “of mice and men” twice in school and I enjoyed it. Therefor I’de like to read more by him and other great classics. I have to admit part of me also want to read this because I live close to a café called “the last café east of eden.”
The book is a family drama, we follow two families in California through generations. The families reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Abel and Cain. Some of the themes explored in the book are the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love; and the murderous consequences of love’s absence.
I’ve wanted to read poetry for a while now. So when I found this in a second hand store I jumped the chance. I don’t know much about the theme of this little collection of poems, and I think I want to start reading it that way.
Dublin by Edward Rutherfurd is my 4th Rutherfurd book. I’ve already read New York, Paris and London. Even though the stories are at times a bit long and without evident action I like the sneak peak you get into the story of a place. Especially the grand cities of Europe are interesting to me. This book, like the the titel suggests, revolves around the history of Dublin. We follow a number of families for generation. They intertwin both with each other and historical events.
I’ve already read “Me before You” and yes I cried. I really liked it and I’m a bit scared to read this and find that I don’t like this as much. But non the less I’ll give it a try.
The story follows Louisa Clark after she has lost Will Traynor. After an accident she returns home and starts to heal both in body and hart. This is a story of sorrow, healing and new begnings.
Five Weeks in a Balloon
I’ve wanted to read Jules Verne’s books for quiet a while now. So when I found these two books in my parents basement I was pretty excited. I don’t know much about the adventures in Verne’s books besides what TinTin references and the movies made over the books recently. I think this book takes our characters to the unknown continent of Africa. They travel in the newly invented balloon and live multiple adventures before returning to England.
Around the world in 80 days
This is a classic and I’m very excited to read this. I’ve heard about the story of Phileas Fogg and his extraordinary adventure around the world because of a bet. I don’t think I need to say much more about this. If you don’t know the story I think you like me should read it soon.
Hope this might have inspired you to pick up a few new books, not that it have to be the same as the ones I want to read. Just pick up a book and start reading. Submerge yourself in a different world where everything is possible. Just for a while magic is real, time travel is real. Nothing is impossible in the literary world. Don’t rob yourself of the experience.