Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Top Ten Books on my Spring To-Be-Read list
This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for my Top Ten Books on my Spring To-Be-Read list. I’m on a United We Read (UWR) committee and we meet once a month from March to June, so many of my Spring reads are from that committee. I’m so excited about many of the books, but that’s how they made the list.
1) The Submission by Amy Waldman - (UWR)
2) A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - (UWR)
3) Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo - (UWR)
4) Chocolat by Joanne Harris (UWR)
5) When She Woke by Hillary Jordan - (UWR)
6) Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson – Do any of you read Lawson’s blog? She is hilarious! So I was excited to find out I’ll be getting an ARC copy of her memoir in the mail sometime soon. Here’s a link to one of my favorite of her posts.
7) Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes – An ARC copy that’s shamelessly never made it to the top of the TBR stack.
8) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – In the next two months I’m throwing a bachelorette party, planning a 60th birthday surprise for my Dad, attending my 10 year high school reunion, I’m a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding, planning a trip to Tennessee, Wisconsin and Montana and about 2 dozen other fun things. It will be a very busy spring and I have a feeling I’m going to need a comfort reread of some Austen.
9) Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss – It’s been on my list forever.
10) The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin – I’ve heard about this author for years and have yet to read anything by her. That must be remedied.
Do you guys highly recommend any of these? Should I bump them up the queue?
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