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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

I was so happy to see that The Broke and the Bookish’s Top 10 Tuesday has returned!  If you’re unfamiliar, the writers over there offer a weekly topic and lots of book bloggers link up with their posts.  This week’s topic is the Top 10 Books on My Spring TBR.
I predict that my spring is going to be full of Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees.  If you’re visiting from The Broke and the Bookish, you should know that I am aiming to read all sixteen nominated novels!  But there are a couple of other books that I’m going to work through as well, so let’s jump in!
  1. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman – this is our next read for my book club at work.
  2. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel  by George Saunders – I have been on the overdrive waitlist for this for a while now, but I should be able to get it in the next couple of weeks.  As I’m writing this, I’m currently #7 on 4 copies – so my time is coming!
  3. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – I’ve been on the overdrive waiting list for this one since the first week of January and I’m finally #2!  But I have a feeling that I’m going to end up buying it – I love having books on creative lives as inspiration!
  4. Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Bronte – I have been rereading for a bit now, but hope to have it finished at some point this spring.

Okay – on to the first books that I’m planning to tackle for the Baileys Prize
  1. Barkskins: A Novel by Annie Proulx – which I’m actually already reading!  This was the only nominee that my public library had, so I didn’t have to waffle over which book to start with.
  2. The Lonely Hearts Hotel: A Novel by Heather O’Neill – another book that I’ve had on my overdrive hold list since mid-February.  I’m #4 on 1 copy, so I should definitely be able to get to this one before the prize is announced!
  3. The Power by Naomi Alderman – Dystopian science fiction?  I’ll take it!
  4. Little Deaths: A Novel by Emma Flint – about two young children found dead and their mother is blamed for their murder.  As a mother of two young children, I’m not sure how I’m going to handle this one, but I’m going to check it out.
  5. The Woman Next Door: A Novel by Yewande Omotoso – two women that are neighbors, of different races, and are sworn enemies.  I’m glad that I get to be a fly on the wall!
  6. Midwinter by Fiona Melrose – Suffolk farmers grappling with painful memories and family.  I love big, messy family stories!

Those are only the first five books that I’m tackling – there are eleven more nominees on my spring TBR.  Have you read any of the nominated books?  I hadn’t read any.  And other than Margaret Atwood (who is my hero), all of the writers are new to me!

44 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

  1. I’ve just started a chunkster too – Paul Auster’s 4321. I’ve been eyeing off Barkskins, but just not sure if I can go there – so I’ll be watching out for your review later 🙂

    Good luck with your Bailey’s challenge. In Australia we have the Stella Prize which is all Aust women writers – my aim is to read as many of them as possible.

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    1. I’m really enjoying Barkskins. I’m moving through it a little more slowly than I was hoping, but the story has been really good so far. I’ll look forward to reading your review of Auster — these big books are such an investment of time but they usually pay off! I hadn’t heard of the Stella Prize; I’ll have to check it out! Good luck with your challenge too 🙂

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    2. فعلا هیچ کسی نمی تواند از لندن د™§˜Â±Ã˜Â®ÃˆØÂÃست دهد پرونده های لندن هم به به سیدنی کانادا رفته استهر دوباید از یک کشور درخواست دهید همسر شما نمی تواند جداگانه درخواست بدهد اگر همسر قانونی شما است در غیر این صورت تقاضای ایشان رد می شود

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  2. I’ve just started a chunkster too – Paul Auster’s 4321. I’ve been eyeing off Barkskins, but just not sure if I can go there – so I’ll be watching out for your review later 🙂

    Good luck with your Bailey’s challenge. In Australia we have the Stella Prize which is all Aust women writers – my aim is to read as many of them as possible.

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    1. I’m really enjoying Barkskins. I’m moving through it a little more slowly than I was hoping, but the story has been really good so far. I’ll look forward to reading your review of Auster — these big books are such an investment of time but they usually pay off! I hadn’t heard of the Stella Prize; I’ll have to check it out! Good luck with your challenge too 🙂

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    2. فعلا هیچ کسی نمی تواند از لندن د™§˜Â±Ã˜Â®ÃˆØÂÃست دهد پرونده های لندن هم به به سیدنی کانادا رفته استهر دوباید از یک کشور درخواست دهید همسر شما نمی تواند جداگانه درخواست بدهد اگر همسر قانونی شما است در غیر این صورت تقاضای ایشان رد می شود

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      1. bıcır bıcırsın bu gün Banucum:) ne gÃi¼zl.Twettwre bulaÅŸmadım hiç. Kzılar sen ordan da geri kalmazsın diyolar ma yok beceremedim orayı:)) Twitlemek diye bir terim bile çıktı dimi:))

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      1. bıcır bıcırsın bu gün Banucum:) ne gÃi¼zl.Twettwre bulaÅŸmadım hiç. Kzılar sen ordan da geri kalmazsın diyolar ma yok beceremedim orayı:)) Twitlemek diye bir terim bile çıktı dimi:))

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  3. Yea, you might want to get Big Magic. However, I suggest reading the first and second chapters first. I liked it, but some readers thought it too weird because of how Gilbert talks about inspiration.

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  4. Yea, you might want to get Big Magic. However, I suggest reading the first and second chapters first. I liked it, but some readers thought it too weird because of how Gilbert talks about inspiration.

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