While this blog is mostly a travel blog, it does have a second life as a book blog, although I must admit to having neglected that section in recent months. It is something I feel guilty about. (I do guilt pretty well.)
But, recently, the owner of the fabulous Erratic Project Junkie blog and friend from high school (also my amazing dentist) recommended that I participate in a book-driven top ten list run by The Broke and the Bookish. What a great idea! This will give me a focus for my book blogs that is more than just the reviews I was doing before and hopefully keep the literary part of In Search of the End of the Sidewalk from dying entirely. I can’t promise I will post a new top ten list every Tuesday, but at least this will resuscitate my floundering “Book Musings” tag.
This week’s theme is “Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List” which is absolutely perfect as my new term at school starts a week from today and I spent this last weekend Skyping with my thesis adviser and creating a reading list for one of my courses. I placed a huge start-of-the-semester order with Amazon yesterday, so now I eagerly await the boxes to come rolling in through our embassy mail room. (It is times like this that two-week mail kills me!)
So, without further ado, here is my inaugural Top Ten Tuesday list.
(In no particular order, but can you sense a theme here?! I may or may not be working towards a thesis about travel literature, so these books are going to be my life for the next year or so.)
Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List
1. Angry Wind: Through Muslim Black Africa by Truck, Bus, Boat, and Camel by Jeffrey Tayler
2. Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self (Travel Writing
Across the Disciplines) by Eileen Groom
3. Forgiving the Boundaries: Home as Abroad in American Travel Writing by Terry Caesar
4. The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia by Brian Hall
5. The Long Hitch Home by Jamie Maslin
6. Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World’s Most Dangerous Country by Tim Butcher
7. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
8. Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing by Patrick Holland
9. Wrong About Japan by Peter Carey
10. Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever by John Marshall
5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List”
Top Ten is an easy way to talk about books each week and to connect with other book bloggers. Happy to see you here.
And I must share a book rec as I love travel stories, too: Shooting the Boh: A Woman’s Journey Down the Wildest River in Borneo.
I went off in a different direction: Great Books that Independent Booksellers Recommend.
Wow! Considering I live in Malaysia and go to Borneo on a semi-regular basis, that sounds like a perfect book choice! I am off to find it right now. Thanks for the recommendation!!
Travel books looks interesting hope you like it. TRaveling is something I plan on doing:)
My Top Ten Tuesday
I do think it is going to be a great thesis topic, but narrowing down the options will be tough. If you like travel, feel free to check out the rest of In Search of the End of the Sidewalk for lots of travel posts. Thanks for dropping by Christine. I am already loving the TTT community!
Yay!!! Glad you were able to join up. Your TBR is going to get gigantic now…fair warning. 🙂 These book bloggers have some excellent taste.