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Monday, March 14, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: TBR Pile for Spring

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR pile, with an update from my last TBR list.

In the January 18 TTT I listed these book on my new year TBR pile. Here is my update on how I did:
 1. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
Completed January 28th.
2. The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Koningsberg
Currently reading
3. Enchanted Air by Margarite Engle
Completed January 24th.
4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Checked out from the library, haven't started yet
6. Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Currently reading, for book club this month
9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Completed February 17th.
11. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
Completed March 9th.

Of the eleven books I listed, I have made progress on seven of them. Not bad, huh?
Now here are books on my Spring TBR pile (some are still on the pile from Winter.)

1. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
A book club selection which will be held at my house and I'll be in charge of the discussion.
2. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
I am adding this book back onto the list. I love the author and the topic sounds fascinating.

3. Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
I just received the audiobook of this new YA title.
4. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Another book club selection for this Spring
5. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
This is my Classics Club Spin Selection for the Spring.
6. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This YA book is physically on a pile of books I am readying for Spring Break week.
7. The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
A new historical YA title set in Oregon, deals with racial issues. Another Spring Break read?
8. Another America, poetry by Barbara Kingsolver
I'm into reading poetry lately. One of Kingsolver's books I've never read.
9. The Memory of Light by Francisco Stork
Stork is one of my favorite YA authors because he takes such an ethical approach to his writing. I am looking forward to reading his latest book.
10.  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
OK. I have it checked out but haven't read it. I still want to get to it soon.


  1. Great list! I am reading a couple of mysteries and our book club reads, which I have found excellent so far.

    1. I just starting Running the Rift today. I am really going to have to slam it down to be done by next Wednesday.

  2. Great list! I really want to read My Name is Lucy Barton; curiosity piqued after I saw it longlisted for this year's Baileys Prize. Happy reading :)

    My TTT

    1. I need to explore what the Bailey's Prize is. I enjoyed reading Strout's book, Olive Kitteridge. I hope this one lives up to that hype.

  3. Wow, well done you on 7 of the original 11 books - now that is progress and a half!! I can't say I've read any of these, but the covers are just so intriguing ... may have to look up a fair few (and add to my growing TBR pile WITH HASTE)

    Here's my TTT:

    1. It felt like I just published a TBR Top Ten list so I had to look back and check how I did on that list. I was pretty thrilled to see I read over half of them. It always seems like I pile up books and then never end of reading those books.

  4. Several of the books on your list are on my wish list. I have only read The Girl Waits With Gun, which I enjoyed. I hope you will too. Elizabeth Strout's new book really interests me. It is on my wish list. I hope you are able to get to them all!

    1. I am glad you like Girl Waits with Gun since I will be leading the discussion on this one.

  5. I have not read one single book from either of your lists! I definitely need to get on the YALSA award winners that I hadn't read pre-award. Girl Waits with Gun and Circling the Sun sound interesting, I'm always up for checking out works by Ruta Sepetys and Meg Medina, and while I've read many Kingsolver novels and a few books of essays, I've never read any of her poetry. But the most exciting discover for me on this list is The Steep and Thorny Way. Never heard of it; want to read it now!

  6. A lovely selection of books Anne! I hope you enjoy them.

  7. My Name is Lucy Barton is also in my TBR (but not in my TTT). :) Happy reading!

  8. I've just found out about Burn Baby Burn and I'll probably will read it this spring too or maybe this summer. There are just too many books!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Probably just me, but I was disappointed with #10 and Lucy Barton. Maybe my hopes were too high.


  10. A few of these are on my TBR too! I hope you love them all! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  11. I also have Memory of Light, Steep Thorny Way, and Salt to the Sea on my tbr along with the other hundreds that I discovered. I really hate reading library journals because they always add another 50-100 of books that I want to read!

  12. Reading classic lit is so not among my reading habits, but I did seen the film adaptation of The Age of Innocence. As I remember it wasn't a favorite. Hope you like it, Anne.

    Happy spring TBR reading - and thanks a bunch for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

  13. Girl Waits with Gun looks interesting.
    I remember liking Age of Innocence when I read it in high school. I hope you enjoy it!

  14. I really want to read Out of Darkness to. The Memory of Light is very good, I finished it not too long ago and will have my review up this week.

  15. Wow, great list for spring! These all sound wonderful. I have Salt to the Sea sitting on my shelf, too - book group books & review books keep getting in the way, but I am going to get to it soon!

    I also just got Memory of Light - both book & audio. I will probably get to it quicker on audio!

    Enjoy your spring reading -


    Book By Book

  16. I've heard a lot of good things about Girl Waits With Gun and Circling the Sun - really need to try both of these soon. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  17. Burn Baby Burn and Salt of the Sea both look good to me! Hope you can get to them all this spring!

  18. Ooh I loved Everything I Never Told You! Hope you're able to get to these other great books on your list! I started Circling the Sun, and it's pretty good so far!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!


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