Top Ten Books On My Bucket List
1. Under the Dome by Stephen King- Actually, I'd like to say every book written by Stephen King. But this one is my most formidable opponent. This book is not just a mere book. No, it can only be called a tome. It could be used as a weapon if you chucked it at an intruder, or a pillar. I just weighed it (yes, I weighed it). I'm surprised it's only 3.6 lbs. I will conquer the dome!
2. A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin - Okay, this is cheating since it's a series and not one book. I love the show A Game of Thrones, and I intend to read all of these books. I'm thinking I'll wait till they're all out though. A shout out to my girl Daenerys! That was my failed attempt at being gangster or something.
3. Every play ever written by William Shakespeare - I've read about twelve of Shakespeare's plays, but I have every intention of reading all of them. Why? Because I can. I know, I sound like I'm five. But I might as well find use for this gargantuan book of Shakespeare that I still have from college.
4. This Side of Paradise & Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I won't bore you blabbering on about my love affair with Fitzgerald's writing, but he has me hooked. I read The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and the Damned, and I fell in love with those books. Why? I have absolutely no clue. I hate every single one of his characters, except Nick, but I love Fitzgerald's work. So I must read these other two.
5. The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer - I'm a lovesick puppy when it comes to Greek mythology. I've already read parts of both of these, but I need to finish them eventually.
6. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski - I'm so excited to read this book, but it's going to be a challenge. I will need breaks and naps. House of Leaves is an odd assortment of just anything, and it sounds terrifying. Right up my alley.
7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - I keep asking myself, "Courtney, why have you yet to read this?" There is no good excuse. None at all.
8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville - First of all, it was my college advisor's favorite book, and he was one of my favorite teachers. Secondly, I'm a big believer in classic literature, and I'm ashamed to admit I have yet to read Moby Dick.
9. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - And I even have this book! For shame. How could I not love "an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love"?
10. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf - Because I think every woman, no everyone, should read this. I've read parts for a class, and I loved her writing style. It's an extraordinary essay from what I've seen.
11. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
What's your top ten this week?