Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.   I don't participate nearly as regularly as I used to...  but I like this weeks prompt:  The Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List.  This is something I've been thinking about lately - I've been reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow for a bit now, and am only half way through.  I am fascinated by it, but I know that I'm going to go crazy with other books as soon as I get the chance.  So, in no particular order here are the books already waiting for me on my bookshelf (#readmyowndamnbooks) that I can't wait to read this spring:

1.  Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry:  I always get so hooked into McGarry's books!  A new blogger friend gave me the galley at ALAMW and I am really looking forward to it!

2.  Booked by Kwame Alexander:  Again, at ALAMW, I very nearly made a fool of myself fangirling on Crossover in front of the author.  Thank goodness he was engrossed in another conversation and didn't hear me (or pretended he didn't).  I love the writing style so much - the rhythm to the words is amazing.

3.  The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey:  Its pretty ridiculous that I haven't read this yet.

4.  Massacre on the Merrimack by Jay Atkinson:  Jay comes into our library quite often, and even thanked our entire staff by name in the acknowledgements.  He even dedicated the book to my co-worker who lost her battle with cancer last spring.  It is all about Hannah Duston, who was a big deal during the Revolutionary War around here... but since I didn't grow up here, I don't know her story.  I'm curious to learn about it.

5.  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell:  Again, ridiculous that I haven't read this yet.

6.  100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith:  I just received this book from a friend in a Book Blogger Book Swap and I can't wait to read it!  I love Smith's writing and the places he takes the reader.

7.  Flawed by Cecelia Ahern:  I picked this up at ALAMW as well.  I have liked Ahern's novels for adults, and am interested to read her first YA novel.

8.  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle:  I let my son borrow this book, and I don't think he's giving it a fair shot.  This, of course, hurts my heart a little so I need to give this book some love.  I read this over and over again when I was younger, and I wonder how much I actually remember.

9.  When We Collided by Emery Lord:  I have loved everything I've read by Lord and was so excited when I got this at ALAMW!  I have absolutely no idea what it is about, and it doesn't matter.  I am so looking forward to this!!

10.  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo:  Because, oh my goodness, MY HOUSE.  I need help and direction (and time).  But something must be done around here!

I didn't include the books I'll be reading for book club, because they aren't actually on my shelf.  I've been doing pretty well with the #readmyowndamnbooks "challenge" and if I complete this list - I'll be thrilled.  Also, because I put these books on my list, I'm sure to reading anything but these books.  That's just how it goes.

How about you?  What are you looking forward to?  Is there anything on my list you think I should get to sooner than later?


Joli @ Actin' Up with Books said...

I'm with you on Carry On. I need to read it too. I even pre-ordered it and haven't read it yet, but we know how easily that happens.

I've seen Walk the Edge on so many lists and it's on mine too! I may have to read it next.

Thanks for sharing!

Becca W said...

I loved the tidying up book, it made such an impact on me when I was moving and needed to go through my things.

guninactone said...

Oh I love rereading A Wrinkle in Time! I cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to force this one on her.

I just finished the Life Changing Magic last night. It was a really fast read and had me thinking about how my stuff is put together - or not at all put together. I don't think I can do her method 100% but I'm going to try to implement a lot of what she talks about if I can.

Andi said...

Ever since I quit my job I'm having this "slough off all my worldly possessions" mood sweep over me. It might be time to read Tidying Up.

Carrie said...

I'm pretty sure I need the Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up book... but can someone else do the tidying? lol My TTT

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Oh, Joli - I think I preordered it too. Its amazing how the momentum toward a book can be swept in another direction so quickly!

And as the most of you have commented on the Tidying Up book... I think I'll read that sooner than later. But I think Carrie might be onto something....

Jay Riv said...

Rainbow Rowell's books are cute! I still need to read this one though. A Wrinkle in Time it a love of mine as well. Sad your son didn't appreciate it. Oh, well, guess we can't win them all. I hope your spring is filled with amazing reads!

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