Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Twenty-Three Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week, our topic is Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List
(or summer for those in the southern hemisphere)

I already have a couple of challenges that I haven't finished, yet, so the list is easy to complete. Having said that it's TTTT today - Top Twenty-Three Tuesdays

Classic Challenge 2021  
The Classics Club  
Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2021  
Nonfiction November 2021 Week 5 New to My TBR #NonficNov 5
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books on My Spring 2021 TBR 

Some of them appear on several but these are the ones that I still have on my TBR list. Most of them are not especially wintery and I know I won't finish them all this winter, they are more or less for the coming year:


Ackroyd, Peter "Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Volume V" - 2018 (Goodreads)
Böll, Heinrich "The Silent Angel" (Der Engel schwieg) - 1949/50
Brooks, Geraldine "Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over" - 1997

Bythell, Shaun "Confessions of a Bookseller" - 2019
Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock" - 1931
Eichendorff, Joseph von "Life of a Good-For-Nothing" (GE: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen) - 1826
Fallada, Hans "Every Man Dies Alone" (Jeder stirbt für sich allein) - 1947 (Goodreads)
Hawes, James "The Shortest History of Germany - A Retelling for Our Times" - 2017 (Goodreads)
Kazantzakis, Nikos "The Last Temptation of Christ" (Ο τελευταίος πειρασμός/O telefteos pirasmos) - 1951 (Goodreads)
Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" [Romeo and Juliet in the Village] - 1855/56 (Goodreads)
Körner, Torsten "In der Männer-Republik. Wie Frauen die Politik eroberten" (GE) [In the men's republic: how women conquered politcs] - 2020 (Goodreads)
Mandelstam, Ossip "The Din of Time" (Шум времени/Shum vremeni) - 1925 (Goodreads)
Martin, Catherine "The Incredible Journey" - 1923
Némirovsky, Irène "La Proie" [The Prey] - 1938 (Goodreads)
Orth, Stephan "Couchsurfing in Iran: Revealing a Hidden World" (GE: Couchsurfing im Iran - Meine Reise hinter verschlossene Türen) - 2015
Pamuk, Orhan "Manzaradan Parçalar: Hayat, Sokaklar, Edebiyat" (TR) [Pieces from the View: Life, Streets, Literature] (German translation: Der Blick aus meinem Fenster) - 2008 (Goodreads)
Sadat, Jehan (جيهان السادات Dschihan as-Sadat) "A Woman of Egypt" - 1987 (Goodreads)
Shakespeare, William "Much Ado About Nothing" - 1598/99
Trotter, Derek "Del Boy" (Family of John Sullivan) "He Who Dares" - 2015
Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
Westerteicher, Inga "Liebe Freundin: Briefe Berühmter Frauen" (GE) [Dear friend: letters from famous women] - 2000
Wickert, Ulrich "Frankreich muss man lieben, um es zu verstehen" (GE) [You have to love France to understand it] - 2017 (Goodreads)
Wood, Levison "Eastern Horizons. Hitchhiking the Silk Road" - 2017 (Goodreads)

Of course, my TBR list is longer and my wishlist even much, much longer. But I'll get to that next week.

So, what are you about to read soon?

34 comments:

  1. Your list made itself! I especially like the look of Eastern Horizons. Good luck!

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    1. It did indeed, Deb. Just not the collage but the rest was easy. I'm looking forward to "Eastern Horizons". I like those stories.

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  2. CONFESSIONS OF A BOOKSELLER sounds fun! I always enjoy books about books and haven't all of us bibliophiles dreamed about owning a bookshop? I know I have. THE STORY OF THE OTHER WISE MAN also sounds fun. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I have read another book by Shaun Bythell, The Diary of a Bookseller. It was hilarious, so I really want to read this one. And "The Story of the Other Wise Man" reminds me of another story like this The Tale of Three Trees.

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  3. WOW! I agree with Davida-that’s quite a list! I need to look at Confessions of a Bookseller…it looks good!

    My list is here— https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/12/14/ttt-top-winter-picks/

    Happy TTT!
    Lori

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    1. If it's as good as his first one The Diary of a Bookseller, I'm sure we'll all thoroughly enjoy it, Lori.

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  4. Wow! This is an impressive collection! Re: 'Much Ado About Nothing." One of my favorite Shakespearean comedies. Hilarious, in a 16th century sort of way. Hope you enjoy! You might also check out the movie with Kenneth Branagh as Benedict and Emma Thompson as Beatrice. The all-star cast includes Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, and Michael Keaton (serious scene stealer).

    My post:
    https://pagesandpaws.com/2021/12/14/17-books-to-cozy-up-with-this-winter/

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    1. Thanks, Kristine. Yes, I have watched the Branagh-Thompson movie lots of times. Brilliant adaptation. That's why I always wanted to read it (and am right in the middle of it) Thanks for the recommendation. And your link. Will visit you there.

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  5. I hope you get to read and enjoy all of these!

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    1. Thanks, Deanna. I'm sure I will but it might take me the whole year since there are always new ones coming up ... LOL

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  6. There so many good books on that list
    Here is mine
    https://seriesbooklover.wordpress.com/2021/12/14/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-winter-2021-to-read-list/

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    1. Thanks, Anita. Looking forward to seeing what you came up with.

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    1. Thanks, Aj. I was shocked when I noticed how many there still were. But I didn't add a single new one.

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey. I am sure I will. I have come to the point in my life where I know better what will be "my book" and what won't. Doesn't mean I never make a mistake anymore. LOL

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  9. I hope you enjoy all of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/12/14/top-ten-tuesday-346/

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  10. Looks like a nice mix of books. I am going to look into Confessions of a Booksellar. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/12/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-winter-tbr.html

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    1. You are not the only one there, Cindy. I did enjoy his previous title a lot (see ^^), so I'm really looking forward to it.

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  11. I love that you went with your Top Twenty-Three books this week! :D

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    1. Thanks for that, Lark. That's because I can never choose which ones I would like best. But, as another blogger friend just said to me, the more the merrier.

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  12. Quite the list of books to read! I am most interested in The Confessions of a Bookseller.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/winter-2022-tbr-10-books-i-hope-to-read/

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    1. I will have to read that soon, Pam. So many of the other bloggers want to read that, as well. (see link above ^^)

      Thanks for your link, I'll come and see you soon.

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  13. Ominous list of books. So many languages, too. good luck with your reading and I hope you and I do become blogging friends!

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    1. So do I, Anne. Just after two or three comments I can tell that we have a similar taste and are at a similar place in life.

      And the languages. Yes, I love languages and luckily a lot of the not so well-known ones get translated into German so I can enjoy them all, even if I don't speak the original language (like Turkish or Hebrew ...)

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  14. I LOVE LEVISON WOOD!!!!! his books are such great companions to his documentaries. obviously Eastern Horizons isn't a companion but it is the only one I have not read yet.

    my post: https://blessedmommysc.blogspot.com/2021/12/top-ten-tuesday-winter-2021-tbr.html

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    1. Thanks, Kelly Lyn. I had never heard of him until recently, didn't know about documentaries or anything, but I love this kind of book, so I'm happy I found him.

      Now I'm looking forward to reading him even more.

      See you on your blog.

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  15. I'd like to read "Confessions of a Bookseller" as well. I've been seeing it a lot lately...

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    1. Oh, that's interesting, Lectrice. I only bought it because I loved his first one. And I'm happy that so many wold love to read him, as well. Enjoy.

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  16. Wow! You have an ambitious list! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Carol, ambitious, maybe. But I only read what I like, so not more ambitious than that of others. Still, great that you approve.

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