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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
  • 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?


  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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/

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

  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?

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


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