Wednesday, December 7, 2016

T5W December 7, Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

This weekly book meme officiated in November 2013. Every week there is a new topic and your list of 5 nominates will be based off this topic. For further information check out the Goodreads Page.

The theme this week is: Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

I have recently wrote a post on books added to my "to-read" list in Goodreads for Top Ten Tuesday, but these mostly short TBR. There are stories I want to read for ages and still do not when I will get my hand on them.

1. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 

David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy & impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist.  

2. Ulysses by James Joyce

 It seems everybody is talking about this book and every respected book lover should read it, but judging by the description I might never cope with it. Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 episodes.Every episode of Ulysses has a theme, technique and correspondence between its characters and those of the Odyssey. The original text did not include these episode titles and the correspondences.

 3. Shōgun by James Clavell.  

 This is a known book about a bold English adventurer, an invincible Japanese warlord and a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power. There is a very good mini-series adaptation (1980) Richard Chamberlain and John Rhys-Davies but I've always wanted to read a book.

4. 1984 by George Orwell

The dystopian novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government's invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrime."

5. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys   

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial novel by Jean Rhys.The novel is written as a prequel and response to Charlotte Brontë's noted novel Jane Eyre (1847), describing the background to the marriage that Jane learns about after going to work for Mr. Rochester. It is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in Jamaica, and of her unhappy marriage to a certain English gentleman—he is never named by the author.  

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