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Friday Reads: A Peek at my Book Bucket List (15 of 15)

And now we come to the end of the Book Bucket List review! I’ve been enjoying these, but will also enjoy having more space in the Friday Blog Schedule for other posts. Still, I’ll occasionally revisit the Book Bucket List with updates.

For this review of my list, I’ll go over the next ten books on my list (sorted alphabetically) and let you know how many lists they were on, whether or not they are priority reads, whether or not they are re-reads, and whether or not I’ve read them yet.

*Side note: I used eleven lists to compile this master list. The most lists that any book was on was 10.

Prior reviews can be found here:

Post #1     Post #2     Post #3     Post #4     Post #5     Post #6     Post #7
Post #8     Post #9     Post #10     Post #11     Post #12     Post #13     Post #14


1. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. WELLS

  • Number of lists: 2
  • Priority read? YES
  • New or re-read: NEW
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: This feels like something I should read instead of just reading about.

2. THE WASTE LAND by T.S. ELIOT

  • Number of lists: 1
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: NEW
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: This is one of my attempts to include more poetry in my reading material.

3. WATERSHIP DOWN by RICHARD ADAMS

  • Number of lists: 3
  • Priority read? YES
  • New or re-read: NEW
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: I have avoided this book ever since I was little and saw a portion of the animated movie where bunnies bite each others’ ears. I suppose it’s time to stop being traumatized and read the book. (And then maybe be traumatized all over again.)

4. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by SHEL SILVERSTEIN

  • Number of lists: 2
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: RE-READ
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: Fun poems, and it’s been a while since I revisited them.

5. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by KENNETH GRAHAME

  • Number of lists: 3
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: NEW
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: Due to the Disney animations and rides about Mr. Toad, I have always thought I read this book. However, I really don’t think I ever did.

6. WINNIE THE POOH by A.A. MILNE

  • Number of lists: 2
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: RE-READ
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: I love Winnie The Pooh. I’m very overdue on a re-read of this book.

7. A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA by URSULA K. LE GUIN

  • Number of lists: 1
  • Priority read? YES
  • New or re-read: RE-READ
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: This was one of my first introductions to “grown-up” fantasy (though I suspect it would be classified as YA in the modern era). (The distinction I made at the time was that it seemed more written for grown-ups than Narnia did.) I haven’t read it since, though, because I got mad at book 2 for reasons I can’t remember and put the whole series aside.

8. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. FRANK BAUM

  • Number of lists: 2
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: RE-READ
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: My last reading of Oz was an audio version. While that was good, I want to get a paper version with illustrations for my next visit to Oz. After that, I want to consider reading more of the books in the series.

9. A WRINKLE IN TIME by MADELEINE L’ENGLE

  • Number of lists: 3
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: RE-READ
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: One of my favorite stories growing up. I’ve been re-reading it every few years, and want to continue to do that.

10. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by EMILY BRONTË

  • Number of lists: 4
  • Priority read? NO
  • New or re-read: NEW
  • Reading dates: N/A
  • Thoughts: I enjoyed Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, so why not give Emily’s Wuthering Heights a try, too? (Yes, I know, they’re very different. That’s part of what interests me, seeing how two sisters varied in their storytelling.)

Another post where a large batch of the books are re-reads! Have you read these books? Are there any I should watch out for, or that I should move to the top of my priority list?

And that’s the last of them! 150 books that I want to read in my lifetime. I can’t promise that I’ll actually finish them all, though, but I do want to at least make the attempt.

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