This Top Ten Tuesday list is going to be very short… basically because I didn’t manage to read half of the books I was planning to read this autumn!
So, my number 1 priority on this list is:
Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton
This has long featured on my reading list but has now become urgent, since I’m seeing the musical on 14th December, and I want to finish reading it before then. So far I’m on page 226 of 731. But there’s a lot on during the weekends and evenings before the 14th December, which makes me think I will really have to stay focused on this one.
Also, it’s a bit of a brick, and carrying it around to read at lunch-break at work has slightly hurt my back last week. Ouch.
To be honest, I’m really enjoying so far. I’ve been surprised how many times the Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics are actually quoting historical characters (for example, Washington’s question “Are these the men with which I am to defend America?”). Also, I was delighted to discover Hamilton’s anti-slavery campaign and surprised to find out how often he was at odds with Washington.
Anyhow, I will write a full review as soon as I finish reading it…
These are the other books that I would like to read this winter:
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day is the only addition to the list (the rest are covered here). It’s also perhaps the most manageable – as it’s fiction, present on my bookshelf, and relatively short…
What are you planning to read this winter? Have you read any of those books?