Wednesday Reading Wishlist is inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine but I don’t feature future releases exclusively.
1. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (ISBN: 9781853260858)
This French / world classic follows about various characters during the early 1800s. (I think the book covers several decades.) Not only is this book a must for me, I now even know a little about the historical background (thanks to History II).
2. Middlemarch – George Eliot a.k.a. Mary Anne Evans (ISBN: 9781853262371)
To my knowledge Middlemarch is the most famous book by Evans, and is set a little prior to, let’s say, North and South. Both books – throw in Shirley to this addition – surround the social upheaval in the 19th century caused by the industrialization.
3. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon (ISBN:
I came across this book by accident while browsing Wordsworth Editions’ website. Lady Audley’s Secret seems to be a well-known Victorian sensation novel.
4. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
To this day, my mom praises this book up and down. I’ve only watched the movie, though, and this is my resolve to change that.
5. The Complete Mapp & Lucia: Vol. 1 – E. F. Benson (ISBN: 9781840226737)
The Mapp & Lucia series is set in the early 20th century and follows Mrs Lucia and Miss Mapp. It is supposed to be Jane Austen-isque. This bind-up contains Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp, Lucia in London.
6. East of Eden – John Steinbeck (ISBN: 9780141185071)
A fellow blogger whose opinions I respect has this book as one of his favorites. Also, you know, Steinbeck. No, not the piano.