Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1817). Second book in the 100 best books project of online book site theguardian . I've read it before, sometime shortly after it was published. Or at least I read the first edition, graciously lent to me by the Rare Book Room at Duke University. So I'll read some favorite parts and skim the rest.
A Murder of Quality by John Le Carre (1962). The author's second book, a mystery rather than a spy novel and a book I've read before. Worth revisiting, this time for my online Trollope group's spin off, otherlit.
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart (1958). A couple of blogs I read regularly have been celebrating Mary Stewart week. As usual I'm a day late and a dollar short, but that's not going to stop me from reading a few Mary Stewart books to see what I've been missing.
Collected Poems by W H Auden. I will not read them all but rather browse through them. Why? Why not?
The Silence (2011) by J Sydney Jones. The third in Jones' turn of the 20th century mysteries set in Vienna. Hans Gross (a fictionalization of a real criminologist) and lawyer Karl Werthen and his wife tackle a murder at the behest of the father of a businessman. These complex mysteries are always a treat.
Stonehenge: A New Understanding by Mike Parker Pearson (2013). Wow! I thumbed through this and discovered lots of things about Stonehenge I was totally unaware of. Based on a 2003-2009 archeological dig called The Riverside Project (the monument is near the Avon) led in part by the author.
American Cinema byJeanine Basinger (1994). An oversize book of photos with text that would stand alone without the pics. I've read it, but I wanted to look at the pictures again.