The Broke and the Bookish, a blog down yonder, is asking what we’re excited about reading this year. A list like this doesn’t come easily to me; my TBR list is not organized by any sort of priority. My interests flit around quite a bit. I’ve been meaning to read Hilaire Belloc’s Characters of the Reformation for years, but there’s a great chance that if I walk into the library and see Apollo’s Angels on the display shelf, I’ll pick it up first.
So I’m cheating a little bit here. Below is a list not of the ten books I’m most excited about, but just ten books I would love to get off my TBR list. In no particular order.
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
- Gulag by Anne Applebaum
- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
- A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1 by Frederick Copleston, SJ
- The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
- Invention of Hysteria by Georges Didi-Huberman
- Creed or Chaos by Dorothy Sayers
- The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
- Witness to Hope by George Weigel
- The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton
How about you, anything you’re excited about?