Tome Topple Picks for 2018

Hi, readers!

Today I’m sharing another TBR list for 2018! I shared in my post on my 2018 reading goals that I’d like to read some larger books this year. I’ll be participating in #TomeTopple, a trend started on YouTube. I’m using this challenge to read, finally, longer classic novels! My plan is to read one each quarter during the year and I’ll post periodic updates here on the blog.

And now, onto the books!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Somehow, I’ve never read Jane Eyre. I’m not entirely sure how it happened, except to hazard a guess that it always seemed too long. I’m familiar with the plot as I once saw one of the adaptations on a plane and I really enjoyed it at the time. I’ve owned this copy for several years and it will be nice to read it!

Middlemarch by George Eliot

This is another book I’ve had on my shelves for a number of years but I’ve yet to read it. My copy clocks in at a daunting 794 pages! I’ve heard great things about this book and the plot sounds right up my alley. I’m excited to read this book!

The Odyssey by Homer, Translated by Emily Wilson

I read The Odyssey in my freshman high school English class. I was not a fan because my instructor ruined the text through heavy analysis. I had more pleasurable experiences with the Greeks during college, but I’m very much looking forward to rereading, finally, this beautiful story. I received this new translation for Christmas and it’s the first every Odyssey translated by a woman!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

This is another book I read for high school English class. While I enjoyed it at the time, I’ve yet to revisit it outside of a class reading assignment. This was my introduction to the Brontë sisters and I remember really enjoying the story. I’m excited to reread this book! But I need to go out and buy a copy first. Somehow, I don’t own this book!

That’s it for today! Have you read any of these books? What tomes are you hoping to read this year?

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