Yay, a new seasonal TBR list … ’cause that worked out perfectly for the last one – not! Of the ten books I chose in June for my summer TBR pile, I’ve read only two. Let’s call it an epic fail and move on, which means that I won’t recycle books from the last list but make up an entirely new pile. And it’s getting classy, historical, dark, and fantastic … and megalomaniac.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen
This one could easily make up two thirds of this list since it includes Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. But that would be both cheating and pretty boring. I already finished Sense and Sensibility, so one down, six to go!
The Brontë Sisters by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
Containing Jane Eyre, Villette, The Professor, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
I watched the BBC series the other day and I’d say that it instantly became my second favourite right after Pride and Prejudice for reasons … which are probably all called Richard Armitage. Gosh, he’s a freaking hot Mr. Thornton. Just saying. So there’s no way I’m not reading this novel.
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
If I remember correctly, this is supposed to be a modern – meaning explicit – Charles Dickens. It’s about a young prostitute in Victorian London who tries to ascend in society. I watched the trailer for the BBC series several times and it looks crazy. I’m really looking forward to reading (and watching) it.
Die Prinzessinnen von New York (Die Prinzessinnen von New York, #1) by Anna Godbersen [OT: The Luxe (The Luxe, #1)]
If Gossip Girl were set at the turn of the century, this would be the result – or at least that’s what I think it is according to everything I’ve heard about it. I wanted to read the series in ages and since it’s a thematic fit, I just thought I’d give it a go.
Die Bücherdiebin by Markus Zusak [OT: The Book Thief]
This is going to be my third re-read in honour of the upcoming movie. I’m so looking forward to crying my eyes out … again.
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein
Gosh, I really can’t wait to reading it. I heard only amazing things about it.
Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Although the first one didn’t entirely blow me away, I loved it nevertheless. Oh, the atmosphere, the setting, and the theme were remarkable. This world is horridly and shockingly realistic.
Das Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien [OT: The Silmarillion]
At the moment, I only have a German copy but I’m probably going to buy an English one. I’m planning on reading it together with Shiku to give her some support and myself some extra motivation to make it through.
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
This one was recomended to me by a dear friend and it has been sitting unread on my shelf for far too long. That has to change!