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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TTT: My Fall TBR

My Fall TBR
Upcoming book club selections:
  • Under the Wide, Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
YA books that are potential award winners
  • My Plain Jane by Cyntha Hand, et al (Finish)
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  • What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
  • Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling
  • We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, et al
  • Proud: Living My American Dream by Ibtihja Muhammad
  • The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by Harry Abrams
  • Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Audiobooks:
  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri
  • The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
Just because I want to read them:
  • Fear by Bob Woodward (Currently reading)
  • She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood
Think I have a few too many books on my list? Ha! I do, too!

How did I do on my Summer TBR?

Upcoming book club selections:
  • Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover ✔
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (a re-read) ✔
  • Under the Wide, Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
YA books that are potential award winners
  • Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge 
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert ✔
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman ✔
  • Picture Us In the Light by Kelley Loy Gilbert ✔
  • Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi ✔
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Wang ✔
  • My Plain Jane by Hand/Ashton/Meadows. Currently reading
Audiobooks 
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔
  • Educated: a memoir ✔ See above
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood.
  • My Plain Jane by Hand/Ashton/Meadows (see above)
Just because...
  • She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood

28 comments:

  1. LOVED Before We Were Yours! I hope you enjoy it (and all the other books on your list, of course).

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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  2. Great list! I keep hearing great things about My Plain Jane. It seems like I need to check it out. Happy reading! :)

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    1. It is pretty silly... a lot about capturing ghosts, but i love the way the team of writers insert themselves into the writing.

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  3. It looks like you crushed most of your Summer List! Nice job. I'm currently reading a "just because I wanted to" type of a book now. A re-read and it was so refreshing.

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    1. I sort of cheat when I make these lists because often I already have the books on my library list or have them checked out. If I do a good job creating the list, I will at least try to get to these books in the next three months. But my list is laughably long, I admit.

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  4. Wow. Well done on your summer list! :-) Enjoy your Autumn ones!

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  5. An American Marriage is a perfect book club read...so much to discuss!

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    1. Good to know. One of the gals in my club said it was pretty heavy.

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  6. I was just eyeing my copy of Under the Wide, Starry Sky, thinking I should read it. Tess of the Road and A Gentleman in Moscow are both on my TBR pile as well. I am not sure they are meant for me this fall though. You did great in August! I don't even want to go back and look at my list. I'm sure I failed. LOL

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    1. Oh good. I've heard wonderful things about the Gentleman in Moscow.

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  7. I loved Dread Nation. I hope you enjoy it as well. Happy reading!

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    1. I passed up a chance to read it several months ago and then had to get back in line. Soon, I hope, it will be my turn again at the library.

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  8. I'm reading "An American Marriage" and I think it will make an excellent discussion book. I'm undecided yet whether I like it or not. I'm about half through. I may slow down on it a bit because Robert Galbraith(aka J.K.Rowling) has a new mystery out. :)

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  9. I like to think of my lists as suggestions. I enjoy making them. I consult them when I don't know what I want to read. But they are not law. If, after a year, a book hasn't been read---it may be stricken from my list. That's just how it goes.

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  10. I've heard lots of good things about about An American Marriage and Dread Nation. My book group really enjoyed Before We Were Yours - it's an astounding bit of historical fiction - stunning that that really happened.

    Looks like an awesome fall reading list! I am focusing on dark & creepy and suspenseful for the RIP Challenge - helps me plow through some of my extensive TBR collection, and a nice change of pace for me.

    Enjoy all these great books!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. Glad to hear that your group liked Before We Were Yours. I have done zero research on it so I don't even know what it is about. I am judging the Cybils again this year, so won't participate in other challenges from now to the end of the year.

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  11. An American Marriage is a fantastic book, I hope you enjoy it! I just finished Dread Nation and really liked it. Fear is a book I'm interested in reading but it might be too depressing (sigh). Happy fall reading!

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    1. I am finding I can only read FEAR in small doses. Everything about Trump makes me furious.

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  12. I'm very curious about Fear and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is one I want to read too.

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    1. I know, me too! I just heard about the book and think it should be good.

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  13. I didn't enjoy My Plain Jane as much as My Lady Jane but it was still fun. I also have A Gentleman in Moscow and Girl Made of Stars on my TBR after hearing such great things about them. Good luck getting through your list.

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  14. Looks like you did a good job on your summer tbr - and good luck on this season!

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  15. Very impressive. I love how you read ahead of potential awards. I wish I were better at that. I really enjoyed both Dread Nation and Rebound. I was just looking at Darius The Great (Is Not Okay) at a bookstore the other day. It sounds good.

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    1. I have many of the books on hold at the library. My problem is that they always seem to come in at the same time.

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  16. Great list for fall reading! And you did so well on your summer reading list. I have trouble making a list of what I am going to read because I usually pick something that suits my mood at the moment.

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    1. I tend to make my lists based on books I already determined I would read. Ha! Like adding something to a TO-DO list that I've already done just so I get the satisfaction of crossing it off.

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  17. I enjoyed Dread Nation and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. I hope you find more good ones from your list. :)

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  18. I'm working on finishing up my summer reading list for the fall. I got few left to read. Looking forward to reading your reviews for these books.

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