Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads

First up, a little Tuesday teasin’, from Sarah Ruden’s Paul Among the People. This interesting little read compares Paul’s understanding of humanity to that of the first-century Roman world.

Juvenal displays [women] as cheerfully, irredeemably evil. I am a woman, so I shouldn’t find any of this funny, but his women are funny, like a James Bond villain with a Persian cat and a shark tank, or like Inspector Dreyfus in the last Pink Panther movie, wanting to take a quick bathroom break before vaporizing the world.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is….Spring TBRs!     Spring is typically my weakest season for reading, in large part because I’m distracted by all the pretty outside. Let’s see if I can’t entice myself into reading more with some promising reads, shall we?

Waters of the World, Sarah Dry.  (Science Survey)
Purgatorio, Dante. Trans. Anthony Esolen (Classics Club, Mount Doom, Lent)
Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language, Robin Dunbar (Science Survey)

The Victorians, A.N. Wilson (Mount Doom, Read of England)
British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution,  Don Hagist (Mount Doom, Read of England)
Paradiso, Dante. Trans. Anthony Esolen. (Classics Club, Mount Doom, Easter)
Rebecca, Daphne de Maurier  (Classics Club, Read of England)
Tuck, Stephen R. Lawhead (Mount TBR, Read of England)

Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob, Lee Siegel.
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans,  Mark Bauerlein (Mount Doom)

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7 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language sounds really good.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  2. Astilbe says:

    I hope you like Paradiso.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. This looks like a fun reading list!

  4. I read the Divine Comedy with the Chapter-a-Day group two years ago. It’s a book that would be good to read many, many times.

  5. Susan says:

    I’ve read REBECCA, but that’s it from your list. I found it to be really long and boring, but not everyone agrees with me. I hope you enjoy it and all these others!

    Happy TTT!


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