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Looking at my main TBR list is a little overwhelming, so at the beginning of each year I like to make a separate, much shorter list of books to tackle. Here’s some of the books from that list I’d like to read this spring.
- Born to Kvetch (Michael Wex) – A book about Yiddish culture and language.
- Huntress (Malinda Lo) – I read Ash way back in 2011, and apparently Huntress is a prequel of sorts. I really enjoyed Lo’s world building, and want to get back into it.
- The Convenient Marriage (Georgette Heyer) – Been awhile since I read a Heyer, and I’m jonesing for some of her great humor and storytelling.
- Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela) – For the Reading Outside the Box Challenge, and also because I just want to know more about Mandela’s life.
- Hadassah (Tommy Tenney) – I’m obsessed with the film One Night With the King, and lo and behold it’s based on a novel (and The Bible, obviously). I’m in!
- Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (Avi Steinberg) – Who wouldn’t want to read this?
- Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre – How We Dignify the Dead (Sarah Murray) – Stuff like this just fascinates me (see also my love of Mary Roach).
- Miss Manners Minds Your Business (Judith Martin and Nicholas Ivor Martin) – All about manners in the work place. I geek out on things like this.
- May I be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind (Cyndi Lee) – I’ve been doing yoga for a little over a year, and am now doing it more as part of my CBT. I’d like to learn how it’s helped other people, and maybe get some ideas for getting more benefit from it myself.
- The Interestings (Meg Wolitzer) – Every bookish person I know has recommended this, so I’m planning to give it a try.
What are you planning to read this spring?
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR List”
Oooh! Great list! I also really want to read The Interestings this spring. Huntress is on my TBR too – I’ll be on the lookout for your review 🙂
My copy of The Interestings is sitting on my shelf, calling to me. 🙂 Same with Huntress, although it’s all the way at the local library. So little time!
I want to read Ash and Huntress too. I heard they are both pretty awesome. My tbr will never stop growing! Happy reading!
Ash was very well done, and different from most of the YA I’ve read. Hoping Huntress will follow that pattern.
Totally agreed about the TBR list. But that’s half the fun! 🙂
Oh! What’s THE INTERESTINGS about? (Now I’m interested…ha.)
Thanks for stopping by, too 🙂
It’s about 6 people who met at summer camp as teens, and have remained friends in the decade since. Some have followed and found their dreams, others have settled for something more practical. It’s about getting older and growing and figuring out who you and your friends truly are.
It’s not something I’d have picked on my own, I don’t think, but it’s been recommended by so many people that I had to get a copy.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
I love your list! I am always looking for good nonfiction – so thank you! Huntress is so freaking good. Malinda Lo is one of my favorite authors and people
I tend to read more fiction than non-fiction, so it’s odd that a lot of my lists recently have leaned more toward the latter. There’s just so much that sounds good!
I’m glad you liked Huntress. Lo is a great writer, and I’m excited to dig into more of her stuff.
Have you started The Mark of Athena yet? Riordan’s series are so much fun!