Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

The topic this week is Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR. These are physical books on my bookshelves, but this is an aspirational list rather than a realistic one. I want to read these books but it may not be during this winter (many of these are so long!) and there are other books I’d like to read too, which I may read instead.

  1. Helen of Troy by Margaret George – historical fiction (611 pages)
  2. I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier (304 Pages)
  3. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone – historical fiction about Michangelo (776 pages)
  4. The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley (830 pages)
  5. World Without End by Ken Follett – historical fiction (1248 pages)
  1. Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore – historical fiction (607 pages)
  2. Book of Love by Sarah Bower – historical fiction (598 pages)
  3. The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmunde de Waal – art, history, biography (368 pages)
  4. The Watch House by Bernie McGill – historical fiction (288 pages)
  5. Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham – fictional autobiography (700 pages)

Have you read any of these books?

11 comments

  1. I think the Mitford sisters’ letters book would be very interesting, I’ve read quite a few books about them and they’re never less than fascinating. Eyeing up some of these for my historicals challenge (when I’m supposed to be reading what I’ve got already on my shelves!) The Watch House particularly appeals.

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  2. You’ve got some impressive choices here, Margaret! The one that catches my eye is The Agony and the Ecstasy. I’ve wanted to read that and simply haven’t yet. Hopefully this will nudge me to do that.

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  3. The only ones I’ve read are World Without End, which I enjoyed, though not as much as The Pillars of the Earth, and I’ll Never Be Young Again, which I found interesting but very different from most of du Maurier’s other books. The Agony and the Ecstasy is a book I’ve wanted to read for years, so I’ll look out for your thoughts if you do get round to reading that one!

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  4. I’ve read I’ll Never Be Young Again and as I recall it is quite different from her other books, but I enjoyed it.

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