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Monday, December 17, 2018

TTT: Winter TBR

My Winter TBR. I did so terrible on my Fall TBR list, I decided to be honest and list the few books I KNOW I will get to this winter:

My upcoming book club selections: (We haven't selected books for one of my clubs and I've already read one of the three for the other club.)
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • Beartown by Fredik Backman
My Classics Club Spin book:
  • Wide Saragasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Audiobooks:
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Just because:
  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (not pictured)
  • Home After Dark by David Small

How'd I do on my ridiculously long Fall TBR? 
Terrible. See for yourself---

My Fall TBR
Upcoming book club selections: (2 1/2 out of 4)
  • Under the Wide, Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones ✓
  • Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton ✓ reading right now
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate ✓
YA books that are potential award winners (6 out of 12)
  • My Plain Jane by Cyntha Hand, et al 
  • 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
  • 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: (3 out of 4)
  • 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: (0 out of 2)
  • Fear by Bob Woodward 
  • She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood
In my defense I should tell you that I have been very busy reading as a Round 1 Judge for the Cybils Award. I still want to do some reading for potential Printz Award books but that will have to wait until January.

How'd you do on your Fall TBR?


11 comments:

  1. Well I'm very nearly a year behind on my TBR - I read my books in order of acquisition except for books for review and books for challenges. And I wanted to have my Christmas books from last year read by this Christmas and this is not going to happen. So. Lovely books on your winter one - Unsheltered is highly recommended!

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  2. I have had Bear Town on my TBR for so long, but never quite get to it.
    Here's my Winter 2018 TBR pile.

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  3. I didn't get to most of the books on my autumn TBR either. You're not alone there.

    Before We Were Yours was a great read, though!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  4. You should definitely give yourself more credit; you did really well on your Fall TBR, especially since you were doing CYBILS reading! I loved The Great Alone and really liked Beartown. I also have Becoming on m list.

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  5. I've heard such good things about Beartown...I hope you enjoy it and have a great week. - Katie

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  6. A big yes to Unsheltered. I am also terribly interested in Absolutely Remarkable Thing.

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  7. I got about half of my Autumn TBR done, which wasn't bad, but not great either.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/18/top-ten-tuesday-190/

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  8. I hope you enjoy Beartown and Transcription, both are very different from what I had expected. Good luck on your winter tbr pile.

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  9. You still did pretty well on your Fall TBR, considering how long it was. Good luck on your Winter TBR! I bought The Great Alone when it was on sale over Black Friday Weekend, but I don't know when I'll get to it. I figured that it was something I was interested in and it was at a ridiculously low price, so why not pick it up before I want to read it?

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  10. I'm going to have to read more Kate Atkinson sometime. Happy reading!

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