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Monday, March 16, 2020

TTT: My Spring Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring Reading List followed by how I did on my winter reading list:

I. Books I just checked out from the library before it closed due to the epidemic
  1. Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen
  2. It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History
  3. The Book of Books by PBS
  4. Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience edited by Shaun Usher
II.  Books I still want to read from the winter list
  1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  2.  Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
III. Book Club Selections
  1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  2. Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
IV. Just because books
  1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  2. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  3. Its a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Mr. Rogers 
  4. The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

How I did on my Winter reading list:

I. Books I want to read based on end-of-the-year lists of best books of 2019
  1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (I currently have this checked out but haven't started it.)
  2. Normal People by Sally Rooney ✔
  3. On This Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong ✔
  4. Trust Exercise by Susan Choi (I started this book and DNF)
  5. Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Just got the book from the library today)
II. Book Club Selections
  1. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Letham ✔
  2. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  3.  Love and Other Consolations by Jamie Ford
III. Cybils JH/SH Second Round books
  • I start my role as a second round judge for Cybils on January 1, 2020. Likely we will have 12-14 books to read and digest in 6 weeks. Crazy, huh? But I am excited and ready to go to work. (✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔-I read all eleven books)
IV. Mock Printz (YA book award) possibles are selected the end of January. I will try to read a few of these titles before that time.
  1. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. ✔
  2. Frankly In Love. David Yoon. 
  3. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Started but did DNF)
Of the 22 books listed, I read 15 which looks a lot better than I thought.

What are you reading?



  1. Ooh Mr Rogers. Nice.

    Good luck with the Cybils!

  2. Enjoy! Hope to see even more ✔ on your list next season!

  3. Letters of Note, Book of Books, and Nanaville should all be perfect for this time. I would like to look for It Ended Badly.

  4. The Testaments was amazing. I hope you get to it soon!

    My TTT .

  5. I'm reading a Michael Connelly mystery because I need distraction. :)

  6. I've added The Yellow House to my TBR. Good list.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. I love I Am Half Sick of Shadows! Flavia's such a great character. :)

  8. Getting books is going to get more and more difficult; good thing my TBR shelf is well stocked!


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