How is everyone doing? I’m doing pretty well because I have another week off from work and the weather is okay for the moment (they said it was going to rain all week so fingers crossed they’re wrong!) Yesterday, I also had a lovely and fun evening with friends (real life friends, not the TV show) and there’s a new Game of Thrones episode out so my spirits are very high this fine Monday.
But before I go on with my day, I’d like to talk about my bookish bucket list.
I know what you’re thinking: “Lauren, isn’t a bucket list the same thing as a TBR?” And to that I say, no.
For me, a TBR is a list of books you’re planning to read soon-ish. You add books, you delete books you’re no longer interested in, etc. In other words, the list can be changed. A bucket list is a list of books I HAVE to read someday. Tomorrow. Next month. Next year. Next decade. I don’t care. I have to read them before I die (excuse the melodrama). There’s no negotiating with this list. Another difference for me is that my TBR mainly consists of contemporary YA books whereas my bucket list has a mixture of classics, non-fiction, and even some poetry.
I’m giving you a sneak peek of fifteen titles and five poets.
- Shakespeare’s plays
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X
- Here we Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Emily Dickinson
- Sylvia Plath
- Robert Frost
- Maya Angelou
- e.e. Cummings
Do you have a bookish bucket list? If so, which books do you want to read? Let me know in the comments!