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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday, Spring 2013 TBR

Broke and Bookish

Ten+ Books I want to Read this Spring

On my TBR pile at home:
  • Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James- my sweet husband gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago. I want him to know that I appreciate his thoughtfulness.
  • A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling- see rationale above but change the year.
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore- third book in the Graceling series, which I love, and both my daughters have read it.  I must catch up with them.
  • Prodigy by Marie Lu- I have the ARC of this book and have had it so long that the book is now published. I must bear down and finish the thing.
For My Book Clubs:
  • Girls Guide to Homelessness: a memoir by Brianna Karp
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Orchardist by Amanda Copland
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman
 Mock Printz 2014 possibles:
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell...it has already earned four starred reviews (Published 2/26/13)
  • Etiquette Espionage by Gail Carriger...it also has four starred reviews (Published 2/5/13)
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys...three starred reviews so far. (Published 2/12/13)
  • Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos...1 starred review (Published 3/5/13)
Jane Austen:
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman...a modern retelling of Pride and Preduice
  • Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
  • Sense and Sensibility by Ms. Austen herself. I hope to start a S/S progress report blog like I did for Emma to keep me on track.


  1. I need to read the first 3 of your list too (though the JKR made my list...) So many books, so little time!

  2. Wow, looks like a great spring line-up! You will LOVE Light Between the Oceans. I read it for my neighborhood book group in January - wonderful novel!

    Enjoy your spring books - I posted 2 lists!


    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

  3. I should have included Eleanor and Park on my list. I'm really looking forward to that one.

  4. I enjoyed Bitterblue, but no where near as much as the first two in the series. I liked Death Comes to Pemberley too, although I prefer her Dagliesh series. I am LOVING the Language of Flowers! I needed an actual book during HSPE instead of an electronic one. I'm not too far into it but wanted to take the rest of the day off to come home and read it.

    1. I tried to read a little today during HSPE testing but it didn't happen. Rita listened to Bitterblue on audiobook, so I may try to do a combo read/listen. Glad to hear that The Language of Flowers is Good. Did you already finish Mennonite in a Black Dress?

  5. I have The Casual Vacancy on my list too- I'm a bit apprehensive!


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