Reading List: The Next 10 Books

In no particular order, except for the Jane Austen Marathon, my reading list for the next month or two.

Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture (2008)

Virginia Woolf – Three Guineas (1938) – reread

Jeffrey Eugenides – The Virgin Suicides (1993)

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999)


Sense and Sensibility (1811) – reread

Pride and Prejudice (1813) – reread

Mansfield Park (1814) – reread

Emma (1815)

Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous)

Persuasion (1818, posthumous) – reread

Wild Card/s:

Woody Allen – Without Feathers (1975) reread

Woody Allen – The Insanity Defense: The Complete Prose (2007)

Book in Wish List: “I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie” – Miss Pamela Des Barres (love her!)

Next For Review: Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding (1996)

I promised myself I’d reread a book for every new book I buy, hence the number of items marked as rereads. Will now be scouring the net for other books to buy.

10 thoughts on “Reading List: The Next 10 Books

  1. Although it’s not published yet, you might want to check out ‘What Would Jane Do?: Miss Austen’s Guide to Life’s Dilemmas’ by Rebecca Smith. It comes out tin September, and might be a fitting end to your Austen marathon.
    One of those ‘I saw your post and thought of this book’ moments…

    1. Hi Cassie! The Waves is up after this list. 🙂 I don’t have enough Virginia Woolf pieces for a marathon (I need all of her works for that), but I’d love to do one this year. Love Virginia Woolf too. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. The Last Lecture is a great book with a powerful message that will stay with you for a long time. Jeffrey Zaslow, who co-wrote the book just passed away in a tragic car accident after leaving a bookstore promoting his most recent publication.

    1. I didn’t know that. That is a tragedy. In a way, it’s a bit poignant that the authors of “The Last Lecture” have actually delivered their final messages and that both were taken too early. Both had a lot more to share with the world. 😦

      Right now, I am enjoying the book and its incredibly honest and unflinching view of life.

    1. Bridget Jones was hilarious! I bought the first book (Bridget Jones’ Diary) and the second one (The Edge of Reason) at a book sale, so I got them at about $3.50 each. Definitely a steal! As for The Last Lecture, I’m reading it right now. It’s pretty good…I read a lot of *that* type of books (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, etc.), and although TLL isn’t as detailed as those books – there are ideas I wish were explained further – it has a certain frankness to it, which is refreshing.

    1. Ah, well. I’ve wanted to get my hands on a copy of that book for years. But, sadly, you don’t easily find Woody Allen books in the Philippines. I found my “Without Feathers” at a book sale and “The Insanity Defense” was the only book I saw at an actual book store. I’ll ask my sister to get me one from Barnes & Noble.

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