Ten Books “On Tap” for This Winter

857226Aloha, Readers!

I very rarely participate in blog memes (or, let’s be honest, in blogging at all, lately!), but this one caught my eye when I saw it posted over on O’s blog, Behold the Stars. The winters here in the Midwestern United States are cold, long, and brutal. We tend to get buried in snow and bitter sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

So, what better way to prepare, to spark a little internal flame, than to think about the books I’m looking forward to cozying up with in the coming months?

This week’s topic, from The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top 10 Books on My Winter TBR.

  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Trifles by Susan Glaspell
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • Studies in Classic American Literature by D.H. Lawrence
  • I Could Tell You Stories by Patricia Hampl
  • Like People in History by Felice Picano
  • Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  • The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom Spanbauer
  • Playing the Game: The Homosexual Novel in America by Roger Austen
  • The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
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10 thoughts on “Ten Books “On Tap” for This Winter

  1. I read Trifles with my students one year. They really liked it. They way it’s set up they had to really pay attention to what was being said and such to catch what was going on. Yet, it wasn’t over their heads. Perfect teaching play.

  2. I read Trifles with my students one year. They really liked it. They way it’s set up they had to really pay attention to what was being said and such to catch what was going on. Yet, it wasn’t over their heads. Perfect teaching play.

  3. All volumes of The History of Sexuality? I’m impressed. Most people I know have only read the first volume, because, well, it was required in almost every grad seminar I took. And hope you like The Turn of the Screw, if it’s your first time reading it–to be perfectly honest, I’m not the biggest James fan, but I’ve always liked his novellas a lot more than his novels, and that one was no exception.

  4. The only one I’ve read on your list is Turn of the Screw, but I agree that that would be a good winter book. Hunker down by the fire and get lost in a pyscho-drama.

    Happy reading!

  5. I’ve read The Turn of the Screw a couple of times, and it’s interesting and spooky, and a bit off-kilter. I’d love to know what you think about it. It’s a perfect winter read.

  6. I know I’ve read the Felice Picano book before, and I may reread it this year. I was already planning on rereading The Lure, so why not throw in another of his books.

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