After much agonizing, I have finally settled on a list of books for the 2019 TBR Pile Challenge hosted by Adam of Roof Beam Reader. I decided to go with all non-fiction this year after realizing how few non-fiction books I'd completed last year (only 7/100, pathetically small).
So here are my choices, a mixture of memoirs, biographies, and social history.
Here are the titles, in case you can't read them (not in the same order as pictured):
- An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway by Louise Carpenter
- One Pair of Feet by Monica Dickens
- Long Live Great Bardfield by Tirzah Garwood
- Terms and Conditions: Life in Girls' Boarding Schools, 1939-1979 by Ysenda Maxtone Graham
- Slipstream by Elizabeth Jane Howard
- A London Family 1870-1900 by Mollie Hughes
- Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester
- Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
- Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" Letters, 1936 to 1949,
- The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicholson
- Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in War and Peace by Virginia Nicholson
- The Bolter by Frances Osborne. Completed 1/08/19.
Period Piece by Gwen Raverat
Bluestockings by Jane Robinson
So that's my list -- some very long (the Wharton bio is more than 700 pages!); some short, and I've wanted to read all of them for a long time! All of them were written by women, except for The GWTW Letters which is edited by a man (Margaret Mitchell wrote all the letters).
So what do you think of my list? And which one should I read first? Bloggers, are you signed up for the TBR Pile Challenge? What's on your list?