Thanks to the lovely Joy I was alerted to a lovely little reading marathon running this week (April 10-17) called Genrethon. The rules are simple: read at least three books and at least three genres.
And loving challenges, of course I’m giving it a whirl.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: Classic. I do know the plotline, and I used to read the end in The Book of Virtues (I think that’s where it was), but this will be my first time reading it cover-to-cover.
Sea Change by Kathryn Worth: Historical Fiction. I loved Kathryn Worth’s They Loved to Laugh, so I am tremendously excited to read this.
Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior: Biography. This is a biography of Hannah More, who was a writer in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She was a great advocate of social reform, worked hard for the cause of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and, in short, helped change the world.
Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon: Modern. Second-to-last book in the Mitford series. I am anxious to see how this one goes.
The Bells of Paradise by Suzannah Rowntree: Fairytale Retelling. I have loved every book I’ve read from Suzannah, and this one has especially intrigued me.
And there you have my Genrethon list for this week!
The rest of my spring TBR list includes:
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien: A most beloved re-read. And I can’t figure out how to remove it from my Goodreads ‘currently-reading’ from last year, so here we go again.
Dog Man by Martin Buser: This is a book written by my favorite Iditarod musher, telling of his adventures thus far in his life and mushing. I’m still waiting for this to arrive…I bought it straight from him and he’s personalizing it!
In the Hands of Providence by Alice Rains Trulock: Biography of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a college professor whose courage and ingenuity raised him from colonel to major general during the course of the American Civil War.
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter: Another re-read. It’s been a couple years and I’ve had a hankering for it recently.
Seamanship in the Age of Sail by John Harland: This is a research read for a historical fiction book of mine, but I am eager to open up the new (and complicated) world of handling old square-riggers.
Have you read any of these books? What’s on your spring TBR? Do tell!
5 thoughts on “Genrethon + Spring TBR”
What a smashing good TBR list. Yay for Freckles! And I’m so glad you were able to get a copy of Dog Man. What a special treat. 🙂
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Thanks! I am very excited to pick up Freckles again. It’s been too long. And I am beyond excited about Dog Man. I am LOVING it so far! 😀
Oooh, this looks good! I’m really impressed that you’re going to try to read all those books in a week. Let us know how that goes!
You may already have read these books, but I found the Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forester and Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana to be interesting reads that give a helpful look into the world of sailing ships and the men who worked on them.
WHOO HOO! Enjoy those books Emi! When you are done I’m doing to have a look at some of those. 😀
Happy reading!! 🙂
Go right ahead. I’ll tell you which ones were the best. 😉