November 25

Top Ten Tuesday – My Winter TBR List

November 25, 2014

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and The Bookish is all about the books I plan to read this winter. I have some new releases on my radar, but there are also a few that I need to go WAY back and catch up! Many of the books on my list are based on recommendations from some of the awesome blogs that I am following! Thanks to those bloggers!

1. Last Train to Babylon – Charlee Fam. Highly recommended by Rather Be Reading as a great book club selection. This time I will read the book before making my recommendation to my book club, however, since my last suggestion wasn’t my best (see my review on Where’d You Go, Bernadette?). It sounds like the book may be uncomfortable, but isn’t that what makes for great discussion?

2. Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson. This work of nonfiction is getting quite a bit of chatter, and I loved the review by Shannon over at River City ReadingI am highly intrigued with any stories from juvenile detention centers, and this sounds right up my alley. 

3. The Outcasts – Kathleen Kent. This author comes HIGHLY recommended by Books in the Burbs. Since this book is the first one she recommended to read, I have added it to my list.

4. Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson. This moved to the top of my list following its recent win as a National Book Winner. It might take me awhile on the wait list at the library to get my hands on it!

5. Let’s Get Lost – Adi Alsaid. This book has been on my radar (and I have a beautifully autographed copy) since the Anderson’s Young Adult Literature Conference in September. It was getting RAVE reviews by so many of the conference attendees. It’s also nominated in the Book Shimmy Awards.

6. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe. Another gem that has been on my list since the Anderson’s Young Adult Literature Conference (also an autographed copy in hand). I had the pleasure of sitting next to Howe at the conference, and I am so intrigued with novels set during the Salem Witch Trials.

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling. As I confessed last week, I have not yet read the Harry Potter series, and it is a priority to get that started!

8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis. Another series that I am embarrassed to admit I have not read. Also at the top of my list (and in mind for my winter break).

9. The Meaning of Life – Viktor Frankl. This book is supposedly moving and inspirational. I hear it is a must read if you want to remain focused on the things that really matter in life.

10. The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd. I have LOVED everything I have ever read by Sue Monk Kidd, and I cannot believe I haven’t gotten to this one yet! I have not yet heard a negative review, and I’m confident I will love it! I need to get on this one ASAP!

What books are you looking forward to hunkering down with this winter? What would you recommend I add to my list?

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Posted November 25, 2014 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Adi Alsaid", "Bryan Stevenson", "C.S. Lewis", "Charlee Fam", "Chronicles of Narnia", "Harry Potter", "J.K. Rowling", "Jacqueline Woodson", "Katherine Howe", "Kathleen Kent", "Sue Monk Kidd", "Uncategorized", "Viktor Frankl", "young adult

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