Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My reading list for 2006

I just finished reading Gladys Hunt's Honey for a Woman's Heart. This book is an adult version of her classic volume about books for children, Honey for a Child's Heart. This adult version is a pip -- she's got suggested reading in every genre with summaries of the plots. She also includes lists from others -- famous authors, teachers or just plain folk. The books are very much woman-centered and/or provocative.

Here's my list of reading books based on reading Mrs. Hunt's book:

  • Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
  • The Heaven Tree Trilogy, by Edith Pargeter
  • Reading in Bed, edited by Steven Gilbar
  • Excellent Women and Quartet in Autumn, by Barbara Pym
  • Never Too Late, A Double Affair, Enter Sir Robert and Country Chronicle, by Angela Thirkell
  • I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
  • Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
  • Scarlet Music, by Joan Ohanneson
  • Journal of Hildegard of Bingen, by Barbara Lachman
  • Thurber Carnival, by James Thurber
  • Miss Mapp, Queen Lucia, Lucia's Progress, by E.F. Benson
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican, by J.P. Gallagher
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, by Rebecca West
  • We Die Alone, by David Howarth
  • The Forgotten, by Elie Wiesel



Well, that list should keep me busy for a while! I think I'll post my progress as well as reviews of each of these books -- they all sound wonderful!

2 comments:

Cajun Cay said...

Mary,
Saw your post at 4Real about Hunt's book for Women. I have the Children's version and never looked beyond that.

You've sparked an interest in me to check this book out.

Thanks!

Leonie said...

Quite a few of us here love James Thurber - and the Thurber Carnival. Happy reading!