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Monday, September 23, 2019

TTT: My Fall Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday: My reading list for the fall (above the line). How I did on my summer reading list (below the line.)

I. Books from my own shelf:

  1. Prague by Rick Steves
  2. Christy by Catherine Marshall
  3. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks (library book)
  4. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 
  5. Called by Mark Labberton
  6. Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
  7. Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  8. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey
  9. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  10. An American Spy by Lauren Wilkenson
II. Upcoming book club selections
  1. Disappearing Earth by Julia Philips
  2. Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
  3. Mother Daughter Me: a memoir by Katie Hafner
III. Books I've started but need/want to finish
  1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  2. The Submission by Amy Waldmen
  3. Fear by John Woodward
IV. Mock Printz/YA titles
  1. Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America.
  2. How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox.
  3. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
  4. Frankly In Love. David Yoon.
  5. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese.
  6. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  7. I, Claudia by Mary McCoy


I didn't do so hot on my summer reading list, completing only 12 of the 21 books on the list (books with ✔ were completed.) If you pay close attention most of the unfinished books on this list made it onto my fall reading list.

I. Books from my own shelf:

  1. The Submission by Amy Waldman (I started it and set it aside)
  2. Christy by Catherine Marshall
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin ✔
  4. The Library Book by Susan Orleans ✔
  5. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom ✔
  6. Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
  7. Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  8. Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker ✔
II. Upcoming book club selections
  1. Martin Marten by Brain Doyle ✔
  2. Circe by Madeline Miller ✔
  3. Astoria by Peter Stark ✔
III. Books I've started but need/want to finish
  1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  2. The Overstory by Richard Powers ✔
  3. Fear by John Woodward
IV. Mock Printz/YA titles
  1. The Lucky Wars by Julie Berry ✔
  2. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
  3. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ✔
  4. Sadie by Courtney Summers ✔
  5. Dig by A.S. King ✔
  6. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  7. I, Claudia by Mary McCoy
I'll be traveling a lot this fall so we shall see how well I do on this ambitious list.

-Anne

3 comments:

  1. Don't sell yourself short; I think you did well on your summer reading list! I have heard good things about An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. Teachers are using it in various classes at our high schools.

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  2. I don't even set any goals except to finish our BC book (and I'm only in one BC) and to read whatever I feel like for pleasure. So...you are amazing!!

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  3. You've got a lot of good books on your list. Here's hoping you can get to them all. :)

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