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Monday, November 27, 2017

TTT: Books On My Winter TBR Pile


Top Ten Tuesday: 
Titles I hope to read this winter...and an update on how I did on my similar list for Fall.

1. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin. This is my Classic Club Spin book. I need to have it finished by December 31st.

2. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. A book club selection. This one I need to have read by our meeting in February. Can you believe I haven't read this book, yet?

3-5. American Street by Ibi Zoboi; Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham; and Release by Patrick Ness. These are the last three books on the Bethel SD Mock Printz list that I haven't read yet. I have until Feb. 7th to finish all three.


6. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. This is a book club selection for March.


7. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway. This is the National Book Award winning title this year for Young People's Literature. I've heard wonderful things about it.


8. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iture, because, um, isn't it obvious?


9-10. The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church; and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
These are two titles I will be suggesting we read in my other book club. I've heard so much about The Atomic Weight of Love, and Sing, Unburied, Sing is the National Book Award winner for fiction. If selected I may have to read one of these titles by the end of January.


Update: How did I do on TBR list from the Fall?





34 comments:

  1. I really liked Release, although nothing has quite done for me what Chaos Walking did. Neverwhere is another one I found good but not the author's best. Geraldine Brooks has been kind of hit-or-miss for me. I really want to read Dreamland Burning, You Bring the Distant Near, and American Street. I hadn't heard of Far From the Tree, and barely have heard of Sing, Unburied, Sing and The Librarian of Auschwitz. GREAT list, as usual.

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    1. I am a Chaos Walking fan, too, and haven't liked anything I've read by Ness as much as I liked that series.

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  2. I read Neverwhere earlier this year and, even though the writing style is completely out of my comfort zone, I still enjoyed it! Pretty sure I bought more of Gaiman's books after that but.. Haven't gotten to those yet, haha.

    Too bad you didn't get to read They Both Die At The End! It's such an emotional read! I promised myself not to cry but I ended up crying like no tomorrow.

    Happy reading! :D

    Kathy @ Books & Munches

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    1. I love the Gaiman books The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Anansi Boys. I also enjoyed his quirky little book MirrorMask.

      I haven't given up on They Both die in the End, I just may not get to it for a while.

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  3. I've heard lots of things about Neil Gaiman, but never have I read any of his books. I do have Far from the Tree on my bookshelf, so at some point I will have to read that one!

    Great idea to share your fall TBR at the end - and what you have vs. haven't read. I'm kinda' afraid to go back and take a look at mine. :D

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. Happy winter TBR-ing!

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    1. I actually am not giving up on my Fall TBR list. I have Bus 57 at the library awaiting my pickup. The Borne book still intrigues me and I am determined to read Wild Beauty.

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  4. Oooh! Neverwhere is an awesome book! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I wonder what the gals in book club will think of Neverwhere?

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  5. You did better on your Fall TBR than I did!! And I've never read Neverwhere either somehow, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it!

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  6. Delighted to see two Aussie authors on this list - happy reading :-)

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    1. Miles Franklin and Geraldine Brooks, though I see she is identified as Australian American. We'll both claim her.

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  7. I think you did well to finish half of your choices for fall.

    And how did I miss Librarian of Auschwitz? I must read this book.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/11/books-im-desperately-trying-to-read.html

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    1. I know. How did I miss the Librarian of Auschwitz, too?

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  8. I love Patrick Ness` writing, but I still have to pick up Release. It sounds pretty interesting, but I`ve been in more of a fantasy mood lately.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

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  9. Nrverwhere wad actually my introduction to Gaiman. I'd love to know what you think of American Street. Happy reading!

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    1. I started American Street this past summer and then set it aside. Now I will have to try and get back into it.

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  10. I want to read Neverwhere and pick American Gods back up. Great list! Happy reading!

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    1. I want to read American Gods sometime, too. So many books....

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  11. I liked Release but not as much as his other books. I hope you enjoy these when you get around to reading them. :-)

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  12. 50% of your fall TBR list sounds pretty great! I can almost copy my fall TBR completely to my winter TBR :) Hope you'll still enjoy They Both Die At The End when you get to it!

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  13. I love Neil Gaiman, but I've never read Neverwhere. I do think I have it on my Kindle though. Hmmm... :D

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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  14. I enjoyed Neverwhere, but it's a quirky book just like his other ones. I had a hard time keeping the characters straight in the parallel worlds. I also liked American Street-the magical realism element surprised me in that one as I was not expecting it. I did enjoy Long Way Down and The Both Died at the End. I still need to get to Far from the Tree, a coworker read, loved it, and could not stop gushing about it. I'm still trying to catch up to my Netgalley reads and all the arcs I got from ALA. SO many books!

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  15. I also have a few of these on my TBR: Librarian of Auschwitz, Far from the Tree, Long Way Down, 57 Bus, Genuine Fraud, and American Street. There are just so many great books out there!

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  16. Some of these are on my TBR list, too. I loved Dreamland Burning. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. Quite a list you have here, a lot of interesting titles. I am intrigued by The Librarian of Auschwitz. I used to read a lot about WWII, both fiction and non-fiction. Then I had a baby and I could not endure reading about anymore of the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their supporters. I will have to think about this one for a good long while and perhaps give it a try. Thanks!

    https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2017/11/top-ten-tuesday_27.html

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  18. Wow Anne you have such a variety of books to look forward to! I hope you're able to get through a lot of them, I think from my fall list I only manage to read 5 too!

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  19. I really need to read My Brilliant Career. I've had it on my TBR for years given it's an Aussie classic and just never gotten around to it yet.

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  20. I really need to read My Brilliant Career, given I've had it on my TBR for years. Especially as it's such an Aussie classic. Bit embarrassing I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  21. I've heard good things about Far From The Tree as well! Genuine Fraud is another one I've been wanting to get.

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  22. Looks like a great list of books.

    Have a great week. - Katie

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  23. If the suggestions are for our BC, it would actually be before the end of February, since we have our January book already. I love all your book lists and am glad that you are still so engaged in the literary world, in spite of being retired. :)

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  24. Completing five on your list from the fall is great! I think I managed to read three on my list. One of them made my Winter list too, I just realized. Your winter list looks great! I loved Neverwhere. I hope you enjoy it when you read it. I hope you get a chance to read all of these!

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  25. 4 and 8 caught my eye!
    I need to go back to my Autumn TBR list and see how well I did....

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  26. Neil gaiman is also on my life TBR list!

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