Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List

Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! So far, I’ve read six books in 2015, so I’m ahead of schedule for completing my annual reading quota of 20 books. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, is about the stories on the top of our TBR (to-be-read) list this spring.

  

Currently reading:

1. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
2. Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

We all have TBR lists that are miles long, but I’ll start with the three that I’m currently reading. Bet Me and Beowulf have been put on hold, so I can finish The Buried Giant before I meet author Kazuo Ishiguro! The book signing is less than three weeks away, so it’s crunch time!

  

   

Will be reading:

4. The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
5. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
6. When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison
7. Perfectly Matched by Heather Webber
8. Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The next four books that I’ve listed are ones that I have already purchased and are waiting for me on my shelf. I’m particularly excited about The Gendarme, since its subject matter will coincide with the centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide next month. I have yet to buy Flowers from the Storm and Fangirl, but they come so highly recommended that it’s only a matter of time before they’re added to the shopping cart!

Bonus! Non-fiction:

10. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on Their Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum

Lastly, I don’t officially count non-fiction toward my quota, but I can’t wait to get my hands on Selfish when it’s published at the end of this month. It will be so refreshing to hear from other writers on their decision to live childfree lives. I have a feeling I’ll be nodding along in agreement through the entire book! So what’s next on your TBR list? Let’s share our reading suggestions!

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Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read if I Had a Book Club

Meme via The Broke and The Bookish

Right now I’m reading Frankenstein thanks to Bridget over at Dog-Eared and Dog-Tagged sending me her copy, but since I’ve yet to finish it, this week I’m taking part in “Top Ten Tuesday,” a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I’ve actually never joined a book club, but if I did, I’d like to read some of the classics that I didn’t get the chance to read in school. I always make time for YA, romance, and my fav modern lit authors, and a book club could keep me motivated to go back to the canon. I have no idea if I’ll enjoy these novels, but at least I’d be able to say that I’ve finished them!

Without further ado, here are my top ten books I’d love to read if I had my own book club!

1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

6. The Divine Comedy by Dante

7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

8. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

10. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

I can’t believe that I still haven’t read these books, so if you have, let me know what you think of them! And don’t forget to share which books you’d select for your own book clubs!