Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Here are my top TBR choices for this spring (subject to change at any moment based on my whims):

1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I've been wanting to read this for months, and my book group picked it, so it's a definite!

2. The Bees by Laline Paull. I've heard outstanding reviews of this one and, though I'm terrified of bees, I've added it to my list. The audio is supposed to be great and it's read by one of my favorite narrators, Orlagh Cassidy, so I might download it quite soon.

3. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I've waited too long to read this - in fact, it's on my list for my TBR Pile Challenge. I finally watched the movie version of Horns recently, and it has rekindled my love for Joe Hill (and Daniel Radcliffe, but that's another story.)

4. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. Also for the TBR Pile Challenge, and also a book I've heard rave reviews about. I'm trying to read one long book a month from my challenge list until I've conquered them all, leaving me free to zip through the short ones for the rest of the year, and this will be the last chunkster from that list.

5. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev. An unconventional romance that I keep hearing good things about.

6. West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan. New Stewart O'Nan! About F. Scott Fitzgerald! Why didn't I read this the moment it came out?

7. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev. I'm going to Russia on vacation in June and I'm hoping to read this before I go.

8. The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks. This much-anticipated (at least by me) story about a teenager who is kidnapped and held captive was finally just published and I'm anxious to finally read it!

9. Faithful Place by Tana French. Or something else by Tana French, anything. I read The Likeness recently and now I need more.

10. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. I've been wanting to read it for a while. It's about a young woman in Haiti who is kidnapped, and just sounds very different from other novels out there. Plus, Roxane Gay is awesome.

What's on your list to read this spring?


Kay said...

FAITHFUL PLACE is good. Well, for me, any Tana French book is good. Enjoy!

Barb said...

I hope to read Station Eleven someday and although I have read Heart-Shaped Box, it was years ago and I would like to read it again. I didn't really like Horns the movie that well, but loved the book. Daniel Radcliff did an awesome job though. My husband kep saying "That's Harry Potter."

3goodrats said...

I kept calling him Harry Potter all through the movie too! The poor guy will never escape that role.