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message 1: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 12:01PM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments Last year, I had an amazing reading year – discovered new books and got around to some books I’ve been meaning to read but hesitated.

This year, I’m continuing my trek on myths and old stories, along with art but now heading towards human history and philosophy. To help me get there I’ll also read contemporary and classic fiction (including poetry and plays). Mostly, the contemporary will be modern retellings and fiction set around the World Wars. Some of the classics will be Jane Austen and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

In the next few weeks I will list some of the books I will be reading in 2020 in messages 2 – 14, in the meantime, here’s a quick guide:

Message 2: Summary for months Jan 2020 – June 2020
Message 3: Summary for months Jul 2020 – Dec 2020

Message 4: Art / Human History
Message 5: Myths – The Iliad & The Aeneid
Message 6: Myths – King Arthur
Message 7: Myths – told in dramatic form
Message 8: Tales of Genji, and works related to it
Message 9: William Shakespeare, incl. 3 versions of The Tempest
Message 10: The Enlightenment – some Non-Fiction produced during this time
Message 11: The Enlightenment – some fiction produced during this time
Message 12: The Enlightenment – some poetry & plays produced during this time
Message 13: Jane Austen
Message 14: Fiction: World Wars (incl poetry / plays)
Message 15: Fiction & Non-Fiction – all else
Message 16: Plays & Poetry – all else



message 2: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 02:05AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** For SUMMARY of BOOKS READ in Jan 2020 – Jun 2020 ***
Jan 2020 - see message: 17
Feb 2020 - see message: 18
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Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge: my target is to read 60 books
Total books read so far: 15



message 3: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:40AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** For SUMMARY of BOOKS READ in Jul 2020 – Dec 2020 ***

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message 4: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:34AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** ART & HUMAN HISTORY***

Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


some books on Human History
A History of the World by Andrew Marr
Ancient Worlds An Epic History of East and West by Michael Scott
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations by John Haywood



Art

To be listed soon


message 5: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:48AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** MYTHS ---- THE ILIAD // THE AENEID ***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


The Iliad
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 3*
The Iliad by Homer https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*
The Iliad of Homer by Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore



Aeneid
The Aeneid by Virgil translated by Frederick Ahl


message 6: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:49AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPIC: *** MYTHS ---- KING ARTHUR ***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


King Arthur – retells
The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5) by T.H. White


King Arthur – other versions
Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes


message 7: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:30AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPIC: *** MYTHS ---- TOLD IN DRAMATIC FORM ***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.



To be listed soon


message 8: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:30AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** TALES OF GENJI & RELATED WORKS ***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
The Tale of Genji A Visual Companion by Melissa McCormick
The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu


message 9: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:51AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** SHEAKESPEARE, incl THE TEMPEST***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


About Shakespeare
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*


The Tempest and related works
The Tempest by William Shakespeare https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*


message 10: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:52AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** ENLIGHTENMENT, non-fiction***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


books about The Enlightenment
Introducing the Enlightenment A Graphic Guide by Lloyd Spencer https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*

Enlightenment Philosophy in a Nutshell by Arcturus Publishing https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*



works written during The Enlightenment
Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful by Edmund Burke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke


message 11: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:52AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPIC: *** ENLIGHTENMENT, novels produced***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


message 12: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:54AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** ENLIGHTENMENT, poetry & plays produced***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


some poetry produced around The Enlightenment

Absalom And Achitophel by John Dryden https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 2*

Paradise Lost by John Milton https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*

The Task and Other Poems by William Cowper https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 3*




some plays produced around The Enlightenment

The Beggar's Opera by John Gay https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*


message 13: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:55AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


novels by Jane Austen
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



novels by others
To be listed soon



some books about Jane Austen
Jane Austen A Life by Claire Tomalin https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*


message 14: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:56AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPIC: *** World War Two***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.


World War Two - fiction
Fatherland by Robert Harris https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 4*

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 5*

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


message 15: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:43AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** FICTION & NON-FICTION --- all else ***

Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.



none listed


message 16: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:44AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments TOPICS: *** PLAYS / POETRY --- all else ***
Books I intend to read, the ones read have a link to my review and a star rating.

none listed


message 17: by Inkspill (last edited Feb 12, 2020 11:59AM) (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments
*** January 2020 roundup ***

Books read:

introducing the enlightenment --- finished on 13th Jan 2020, see message 10

The Beggar’s Opera --- finished on 18th Jan 2020, see message 12

fatherland --- finished on 19th Jan 2020, see message 14

jane austen --- finished on 30th Jan 2020, see message 13

the death of king arthur --- finished on 30th Jan 2020, see message 6

Paradise Lost --- finished on 30th Jan 2020, see message 12

Absalom And Achitophel --- finished on 30th Jan 2020, see message 12


message 18: by Inkspill (new)

Inkspill (runinkspill) | 69 comments *** February 2020 roundup***

The Song of Achilles --- finished on 10th Feb 2020, see message 5

Shakespeare --- finished on 12th Feb 2020, see message 9

Candide or Optimism --- finished on 16th Feb 2020, see message 11

The Tempest --- finished on 16th Feb 2020, see message 9

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas --- finished on 22nd Feb 2020, see message 14

Enlightenment Philosophy in a Nutshell --- finished on 22nd Feb 2020, see message 10

The Iliad --- finished on 29th Feb 2020, see message 5

The Task and Other Poems --- finished on 29th Feb 2020, see message 12


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