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Monday, December 14, 2020

TTT: My winter reading list (and a look at how I did on my autumn list)

Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter reading list (and how I did on my autumn list)

Audible/Overdrive audio or e-books:

  1. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  2. The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein
  3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (a postponed book club selection)
  4. A Promised Land by Barack Obama (It is 29 hours in the audio version. Wow.)
  5. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Print books: 

  1. High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins (a book club selection)
  2. The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley (another book club selection)
  3. The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino
  4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  5. The Magic Fish by Le Nguyen Trung
  6. Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth

Cybils Nonfiction: I am a second-round judge for the Cybils again this year in the nonfiction category. I have no idea how many books I'll be reading and judging between Jan. 1st through Feb 14th. I'm guessing it will be around 10.


My Autumn reading list: (How did I do?)

Overdrive audio or e-books:

  1. Writers and Lovers by Lily King
  2. A Very Stable Genius by Rucker and Leonnig
  3. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  4. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  5. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (I read about one third and then it was due at the library and disappeared from my device. I'm back in line for another turn soon)
  6. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  7. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Currently reading)
  8. Princess Bride by William Goldman
Print books
  1. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesey
  2. Lifting As We Climb by Evette Dionne
  3. Poisoned Water by Candy Cooper  X
  4. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom X
  5. Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery X

This list helps validate me right now. I've been in a bad space for reading lately and to see that I actually finished some great books, more than I realized.



  1. Oh The Vanishing Half! I should have included that in my list but it was already too long! Every list I've read so far includes a lot least one book I could have added: my TBR is so long!!!

    If you want to check it out, this is (part of) my TBR! Have a great TTT

  2. A Promised Land was on my list, too. Enjoy.

    My post.

  3. You should feel good about how well you did this fall. I'd like to read Wind, Sand, and Stars, but I've completely forgotten about it for a while now. I'm adding it to my list of books to read.

  4. I read The Enigma Game earlier in the year, it's a good read, I hope you enjoy it too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/top-ten-tuesday-294/

  5. I think that's a great job, considering how distracted we've all been.

  6. I've never read A Christmas Carol! I've seen many screen adaptations, but I'd like to sit down and read the book. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  7. Ooh I'm interested in The Princess Bride (even though I know that was on your older list). I've never read that one. And good luck with your new list!!!

  8. I keep ignoring the fact that we're reading CYBILS books soon! My category actually has 2 categories in it so I fear I am headed for up to 14 books!


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