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Monday, August 29, 2011

Top ten books on my TBR pile

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TBR Pile: To Be Read Pile of books.  Here is a list of books I hope to get to very soon in the Fall.

1. Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver---I've owned the book since last Christmas and I haven't even cracked it open.  As a Kingsolver fan I think it is time I just do it.

2.  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston--- I started the book in the early Spring and I want to get back to it and finish it up.  Maybe Banned Books Week would be a good time to do so. This book will complete my reading challenge to read 6 books I should have read in school but didn't.

3.  Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell--- This is a book club selection for next month, so I probably shouldn't even put it on the list since I know I will read it.

4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness---this book was inspired by Siobhan Dowd before she died. I just received my copy from UK since the US copies won't be out until late in September.

5. Chime by Franny Billingsley--- I've been told that this book is quite good and quite well-written.  I will read it with an eye for possible admission in to my Mock Printz workshop.

6. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson--- another book club selection. I am on the list at the library, but I'm 25th in the queue.  I doubt I'll get it in time.  I hope that another club member will loan me their copy.

7.  Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta---another possible for the Mock Printz event. This book is the sequel to Saving Francesca, which I haven't read either, so technically speaking that is two books I need to read.

8. Five Flavors of Dumb by Anthony John--- reading this book will complete my reading challenge to read all the ALA Award YA book winners from last year.  This book won the Schneider Family Teen Book Award for persons living with a disability.

9.  Dreamland by Sarah Dessen--- this is the only book on my nifty-fifty cart that I haven't read. I want to decide if I should leave it on the cart or replace it with another Dessen book.

10. Great House by Nicole Krauss--- this was my Christmas gift from my husband last year.  He knew I loved The History of Love by Krauss. Now that I know it is a compilation of short stores I think I can start it.


  1. I loved The History of Love as well! Great House is good, but its much more serious than The History of Love.

  2. It's been a while since I read The Lacuna, but I know I really enjoyed it!

  3. I've owned The Lacuna for quite a while now and haven't gotten around to reading it yet either. I read Before I Go To Sleep recently and quite enjoyed it (I was 16th in line when I requested it from my library!)

  4. Tipping Point is a great book, and Malcolm Gladwell is one of the few non-fiction authors I like!! Have fun reading it :)

  5. I am currently listening to The Piper's Son and enjoying it. Also loved The Five Flavors of Dumb great book and great list!

  6. i recently bought chime. it didn't make it on my list though because there's just too many good books and i had to limit myself to ten.

    great list--you have some awesome fall reading ahead of you :)

    i hope you can stop by and check out my top ten list this week.


  7. Good luck with your list! The only one I've heard of is #2. Will have to check out the other titles.

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-ten-tuesday-fall-tbr.html

  8. Great list! I enjoyed Before I Go To Sleep! It's SOOO CREEPY! Hope you enjoy :)
    Oh, and I don't know if you read my response, but according to Goodreads Inheritance will be released November 8th.
    Thanks for stopping by @ the Broke and the Bookish!

  9. I haven't heard of any of these books. I'll have to check them out. Just what I need more books on my TBR list, lol. ;)

  10. Debbie is borrowing my copy, but will probably finish it quickly. (fast read)

  11. I thought Chime was wonderful, and A Monster Calls is one that I'm anxiously awaiting- great list!

  12. I've been meaning to read both The Tipping Point and Chime for quite awhile now. I really enjoy Gladwell's writing, and I can't seem to get enough of Southern Gothic writing. :)

  13. The Lacuna is a great book -- slower moving than many of her books but really rich in historical detail. I hope you enjoy it! I've got Before I Go to Sleep on my list too.

  14. I've had Chime sitting on my shelf for ages and ages now, I really need to get to it soon. It does sound really good!

    Books of Amber


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