Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top 10 books I'm hoping to read this spring.
This teen book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has been getting a ton of buzz. It just came out and I'm on hold for it at the library and hopefully will get it soon. I've heard so many great things about it!
2. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
I don't even remember where I heard about this, but I immediately put it on hold at the library. It's about three astronauts preparing for a journey to Mars, and one review calls it Station Eleven meets The Martian. Sign me up!
3. American War by Omar El Akkad
In 2074 there is a Second American Civil War and a plague and that is all I need to know. Get in my eyeballs now!
4. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
I'm a bit late to the hygge craze but I do enjoy coziness, so better late than never.
In this memoir, the author wins a writing fellowship that will allow her to spend three months anywhere in the world she wants to go to research and write a book. Desperate to be free of distractions, she chose a remote island in the Falklands. There's a penguin on the cover. Sold.
6. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
I'm suddenly realizing that I'm on hold at the library for all of these books and if I don't get them all at once it will be a miracle. Noah (of The Daily Show) was born in South Africa to a white father and black mother which, at the time, was a crime punishable by prison. This means he had to kept inside and hidden as much as possible until the laws changed. I didn't use to be much of a fan of memoirs, but I'm very intrigued by lives different from my own.
7. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I will finally read this book in April for the Classic Book a Month Club if it's the last thing I do. Seriously, have been wanting to read this book forever and have failed at making it happen.
I have this on my Personal Reading Challenge for this year. Indeed, I've had a copy out of the library for long enough that I've already renewed it.
9. Alive by Piers Paul Read
One of the categories on my reading challenge is travel/adventure and when looking for likely contenders I was reminded about this story of the Uruguayan rugby team that crashed in the Andes back in the 70s. I've barely read anything set in South America, never mind actual nonfiction.
10. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury
The May selection for the Classic Book a Month Club is a play about working-class African-Americans in Chicago, published in 1959. I think the only other non-Shakespeare play I've ever read was The Cherry Orchard, so this should be an interesting change from my usual reading.
What are you looking forward to reading this spring?