Spring 2022 TBR #TopTenTuesday

March 15, 2022

Spring Reading Season TBR (2022)

Spring Reading TBR

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For spring, these are the ten books prioritized at the top of my TBR Mountain. I finished seven books from my Winter TBR and didn’t get to three: 2 are going back on my general TBR….they’ve been on and off my priority TBR a couple of times and I am not feeling the urgency (#moodreader) and one will be put on next winter’s TBR because it’s a Christmas romance.

For this Spring TBR, there are a mix of genres, and I’m hoping for some winners here. Have you read any of these or is one on your TBR? ***Note: four are ARC (advanced reader copy) commitments and publication dates are noted. 

I never plan more than ten titles for my quarterly TBR lists because I need to leave time for mood reading and review commitments. These ten books (in no particular order) are a priority on a much longer general TBR.

What is your most anticipated read this spring?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2022 To Be Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)


Spring 2022 TBR


The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson (cover) Image: a young woman in a white blouse and red skirt sits on a cabinet top surrounded by books and bookshelves

Genre: Historical Fiction
I’m waiting for this to be abailable on kindle because I no longer buy physical copies.
***Thanks for the rec Joanne @ Portobello book blog

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Most Anticipated Reads Q1 2022 #T5T

January 11, 2022

Top 5 Most Anticipated Reads Q1 2022

a graphic picture of a blond girl holding an open blue book

I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Anticipated Reads Q1 2022. ( maybe have a list of 6!)

***This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.

Top 5 Anticipated Reads Q1 2022

1.

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson (cover) Image: old work boots sit atop a stack of books

I loved The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and it was my most memorable read of 2019 so I’m eager for the sequel!

2.

Passing by Nella Larsen

Passing by Nella Larsen (cover) Black and White Image: a young woman in a coat and hat pulled down to shade her eyes

One of my bookish resolutions in 2022 is to read one classic per quarter. This is my choice for Q1 of 2022. I also want to read it before I watch the Netflix adaptation!

3.

Quiet by Susan Cain and The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

One of my bookish resolution in 2022 is to read more nonfiction: Quiet has been on my TBR the longest, and I want to make it a priority this year; I came across The Woman They Could Not Silence during Nonfiction November. Both of these titles are high priority on my Nonfiction TBR.

4.

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (cover) Image: grayscale image of a man standing outside a building holding a blue/yellow/red torn flag

Sepetys is an auto buy YA author for me, so I’m eager to read her new release on 2.1.2022.

5.

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (cover) grayscale cover....a woman in a dark long coat walks into a grove of tall trees (red and black text)

Quinn is another auto buy histfic author, and I’m preordering her new release which publishes on 3.31.2022.



QOTD:

What is your most anticipated read in the first Quarter of 2022?



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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Winter 2021 TBR #TopTenTuesday

December 14, 2021

Winter Reading Season TBR (2021-2022) #TopTenTuesday

Winter 2021 TBR (white text over a background picture of a small show dusted pine tree in a small burlap wrapped pot....tree sits on a hardback book)

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For winter, most of the titles on my TBR are a result of the wonderful recommendations I receive from fellow bloggers, back list books that I’ve been meaning to read, and ARCs (advanced reader copies). Sadly, my most highly anticipated 2022 release, The Winners by Fredrik Backman (Beartown #3), won’t be available in the U.S. until September.

I never plan more than ten titles for my quarterly TBR lists because I need to leave time for mood reading and review commitments. These ten books are a priority on a much longer general TBR.

What is your most anticipated read this winter?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Winter To Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (winter) graphic


Winter 2021-2022 TBR


Home by Marilynne Robinson

Home by Marilynne Robinson (cover) Image: a graphic pictures of greenery, a small section of brown fence, and the sun in a cloudy sky

After reading Gilead this year, I want to read the other three books in the loosely connected series.
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Review coming soon.


The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith

(I’ve read all 21 in the series, so can’t miss the newest….holdover from fall TBR)

The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith (cover) a graphic picture in rust and blue colors of a bus filled with people driving along a country road

I love this gentle series!
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. I enjoyed this installment. A nice brain break.


Still Life by Sarah Winman

Still Life by Sarah Winman (cover) Image: blue text above and below an orange and blue bird.....a colorful blue and orange border around the center image and text

Thanks for the rec Mailread @ Swirl and Thread Blog


The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain

(hold over from last year….my library never obtained it…so I’ll need to purchase it)

The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain (cover) Image: a gazebo and a lake in a snowy setting

 This Christmas romance is a rec from Jo at The Book Jotter.


The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore

The Woman They Could Not Silence

Thanks to Shelleyrae at Book’d Out for the rec during nonfiction November!
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Interesting and Unimaginable. Review coming soon.


I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean

(another one my library doesn’t have…..hold over from last year…I’ll need to make a purchase)

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean (I(mage: one large and one small bird looking for food)

This NF memoir is a rec from Annie B. Jones @ From the Front Porch podcast.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain (Cover: red lettering on a soft blue background)

Thanks to Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books for reminding me (again!) that I have been wanting to read this one!
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. I feel SEEN! Review coming soon.


The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson (ARC)

(ARC: PUb Date: May 3, 2022)

The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson (cover) Image: old work boots sit atop a stack of books

I was THRILLED to receive an ARC for the followup to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek! I should technically wait until spring to read this, but I know I won’t be able to wait!

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#NonficNov 2021: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR #NonfictionBookParty

November 29, 2021

#NonficNov 2021: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

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I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by What’s Nonfiction, Doing Dewey, The Thousand Book Project, Plucked from the Stacks, and OCBookgirl. During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:

Weekly Topics:
(Join us?)

Week 1: (November 1-5) – My Year in Nonfiction (with Rennie at What’s Nonfiction)

Week 2: (November 8-12) – Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey

Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (my fav memoirs/biographies) with Veronica at The Thousand Book Project

Week 4: (November 22-26) – Stranger Than Fiction (tweaked by me: Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction) with Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks.

Week 5: (November 29-December 3) — New to My NF TBR with Jaymi at OCBookgirl

Nonfiction November poster (text in white against a green background against colorful fall leaves)

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Six New Nonfiction Titles For My TBR

Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.

I hope that you have enjoyed my focus on #NonFicNov and that you’ve found some new titles for your own TBR!

Today for Nonfiction November hosted by Jaymi at OCBookgirl, I have six nonfiction titles that I’m adding to my TBR! These are not all new releases…just new to my TBR. Because of FOMO and being a mood (impulsive) reader, I’ve already read three of the six (because they were available immediately at my library).

In Nonfiction November, have you added any nonfiction titles to your TBR?

***This post contains Amazon affilliate links.


B I O G R A P H Y

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore

Thanks to Shelleyrae at Book’d Out for the rec! I’m intrigued by this biography because of histfic books I’ve read with similar themes including Woman 99 and The Rose Code.

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore (book cover) Image: white text on black background with a yellowish rectangular image of a woman sliced into 8 narrow strips


I N T R O V E R T S

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Thanks to Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books for reminding me (again!) that I have been wanting to read this one!

Quiet by Susan Cain (Cover: red lettering on a soft blue background)


M E M O I R

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Thanks to Molly @ Silver Button Books for bringing this to my attention! I love Dolly Parton!
***I actually read this right away because it was immediately available at my library. (title is linked to my review)

Dolly Parton, Songteller Icover) by Dolly Parton (Image: a portrait of Dolly Parton in a round portrait frame)


S E L F – H E L P

How To Be Sad: Everything I’ve Learned About Getting Happier by Being Sad by Helen Russell

Thanks to Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog for the rec!

How to be Sad by Helen Russell (yellow text over a puffy white cloud against a bright blue background)


H I S T O R I C A L  E V E N T

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

Come From Away, the Musical

I’ve had The Day the World Came to Town on my TBR for a while (and I can’t recall the source of the recommendation), so I decided that the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 would be an appropriate and relevant time. The title is linked to my review. Through the process of publishing my review I came to realize (though blog and instagram comments) that there is also a Broadway musical, Come From Away, that I could access through AppleTV+ (title is a link). So, I accomplished both the nonfiction selection and the musical this November and highly recommend them!

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede (cover) Image: a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) stand with their back to the camera watching a jetliner land


M E M O I R

Going There by Katie Couric

I adore memoirs and Katie Couric kept me company every morning during the years I was a stay-at-home mom, so when I saw this on Jonetta’s TBR (@ The Blue Mood Cafe Blog I immediately requested it from the library. I read it as soon as it was available. I thought it was OK and there’s some interesting parts, but overall it turned out to be a meh read for me. Might be a case of high expectations.

Going There by Katie Couric (cover) Image: gold text and a picture of the author on the cover



QOTD

What have you read for Nonfiction November?

Have you added any nonfiction to your TBR?



Happy Reading Book Friends!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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Fall 2021 TBR #toptentuesday

September 21, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2021 TBR

#TopTenTuesday Fall TBR (Image: white text over a background of colorful fall leaves)

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top ten tuesday

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2021 TBR.

What is your most anticipated fall read?

With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.

One question you may ask is “Are these spooky reads or thrillers?” Many readers have differing opinions of what comprises a fall read: some want spooky, some look for atmospheric, some seek out thrillers, while others like to tackle large tomes or nonfiction during the fall when they are spending more time sitting by the fire. It’s my opinion that any book you read in the fall is a fall read. For my fall reads, I look for the types of books I look for all year: memorable, thought-provoking, and unputdownable. So the answer to the question is NO….no thrillers or spooky reads because I’m too susceptible to nighmares.

The following two highly anticipated books were on my initial fall TBR list and then FOMO gripped me and I read them in summer! Project Hail Mary (AUDIO)) by Andy Weir and Three Words For Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb. I highly recommend both of these 5 Star reads for your fall TBR.

Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on my official fall TBR list…..check back often, though, because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. For now, these are the reads that are on my fall 2021 reading radar.

I finished my Summer TBR just last week!

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

Fall 2021 TBR

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Summer 2021 TBR #toptentuesday

June 15, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2021 TBR

Summer TBR #TopTenTuesday

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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2020 TBR.

With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.

One question you may ask is “Are these beach reads?” Many readers have differing opinions of what comprises a beach read: some want light and fluffy, some look for thrillers/suspense/mysteries, some seek out escapist reads, while others like to tackle large tomes or serious content during the summer when they have more time. It’s my opinion that any book you read at the beach is a beach read (just like a body at the beach is a beach body). For my summer reads, I look for the types of books I look for all year: memorable, thought-provoking, and unputdownable.

Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on this list…..check back often though because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. For now, these are the reads that are on my summer 2021 reading radar.

I hope this summer is enabling you to reclaim your normal lives and that lockdowns are easing and COVID numbers are decreasing. Here in California, life is gradually getting back to normal….I’m cautiously optimistic.

Because I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out), I’ve already read a couple of books that I had on my brainstorming TBR list…..including Project Hail Mary. If you haven’t read it yet, put it (the audio version if at all possible!) on your TBR before the movie comes out! ***UPDATE: My review of Project Hail Mary here.

And….Happy Winter reading to my friends and followers in the Southern Hemisphere!

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

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Spring 2021 TBR #TopTenTuesday

March 16, 2021

Spring Reading Season TBR (2021)

Spring Reading TBR

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***This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

For spring, these are the ten books prioritized on my TBR Mountain. Three are carry overs from my Winter TBR.…for various reasons including distraction, too many ARCs, and availability from the library. Four are ARC (advanced reader copy) commitments. three are from my general TBR list.  They are a mix of genres, and I’m hoping for some winners here. Have you read any of these or is one on your TBR?

I never plan more than ten titles for my quarterly TBR lists because I need to leave time for mood reading and review commitments. These ten books (in no particular order) are a priority on a much longer general TBR.

What is your most anticipated read this spring?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2021 To Be Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)


Spring 2021 TBR


First three books are carry overs from my Winter TBR:

Narrow Boat Summer by Anne Youngson

The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson (cover) Image: a small boat floats down a lazy river in the countryside

Genre: Women’s Fiction
(author of Meet Me at the Museum)
***UPDATE: This is a DNF for me (22%)…..beautifully written but meh

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Winter 2020 TBR #TopTenTuesday

December 15, 2020

Winter Reading Season TBR (2020-2021) #TopTenTuesday

Winter TBR 2020/2021 (image: a small flocked tree with a burlap wrapped pot sits on a white hardback book

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***This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

As usual, most of the titles on my TBR are a result of the wonderful recommendations I receive from fellow bloggers or new books by favorite authors!

I never plan more than ten titles for my quarterly TBR lists because I need to leave time for mood reading and review commitments. These ten books are a priority on a much longer general TBR.

What is your most anticipated read this winter?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Winter To Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (winter) graphic


Winter 2020-2021 TBR


The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (Pub Date: February 2, 2021)

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (cover) Image: blue-toned picture of a woman and young girl holding hands and walking down railroad tracks with backs to camerai

A new book from favorite author, Susan Meissner. I’m still waiting to see if I might receive an ARC.
***UPDATE: Yes! I received an arc! Great story….possibly Meissner’s best. My review of Fragile Things here.

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#NonficNov 2020: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

November 23, 2020

#NonficNov 2020: New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR

Nonfiction Nov 2020

I’m eager to participate in Nonfiction November this year hosted by Doing Dewey, Julz Reads, What’s Nonfiction, and Shelf-Aware.

During the month of November, you will notice one nonfiction focused post each week:

Weekly Topics:

My Year in Nonfiction 2020

Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings 2020

Playing the Expert: Memoirs and Biographies 2020

New to My Nonfiction TBR (today’s post)

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Four New Nonfiction Titles For My TBR

Nonfiction November is an opportunity to reflect on the year, to celebrate and appreciate nonfiction, and to share recommendations.

I hope that you have enjoyed my focus on #NonFicNov and that you’ve found some new titles for your own TBR!

Today for Nonfiction November hosted by Doing Dewey, I have four nonfiction titles that I’m adding to my TBR! These are not all new releases…just new to my TBR.

In Nonfiction November, have you added any nonfiction titles to your TBR?

***This post contains Amazon affilliate links.


M E M O I R

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir by Susan Cerulean

Thanks to Episode 295 of From the Front Porch (The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA) for the rec!

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean (I(mage: one large and one small bird looking for food)


I N T R O V E R T S

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Thanks to Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books for reminding me that I have been wanting to read this one!

Quiet by Susan Cain (Cover: red lettering on a soft blue background)


B I O G R A P H Y

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Thanks to Jonetta @ Blue Mood Cafe for reminding me of this book!

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (black lettering on a neutral background)


M E M O I R

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (cover) Image: black text on a white background and a black stemmed reddish flower is placed on the entire left margin

Thanks to Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog for the rec! I couldn’t wait to start this one and I’m almost finished! Look for a review soon.



QOTD

What have you read for Nonfiction November?

Have you added any nonfiction to your TBR?



Happy Reading Book Friends!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



Let’s Get Social!

Thank you for visiting and reading today! I’d be honored and thrilled if you choose to enjoy and follow along (see subscribe or follow option), promote, and/or share my blog. Every share helps us grow.

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***Blogs posts may contain affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, I can earn a small percentage of your purchase price.

Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.

Book Cover and author photos are credited to Amazon or an author’s (or publisher’s) website.

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Fall 2020 TBR #toptentuesday

September 22, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2020 TBR

#TopTenTuesday Fall TBR (Image: white text over a background of colorful fall leaves)

top ten tuesday

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Fall 2020 TBR.

What is your most anticipated fall read?

With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.

One question you may ask is “Are these spooky reads or thrillers?” Many readers have differing opinions of what comprises a fall read: some want spooky, some look for atmospheric, some seek out thrillers, while others like to tackle large tomes or serious content during the fall when they are spending more time sitting by the fire. It’s my opinion that any book you read in the fall is a fall read. For my fall reads, I look for the types of books I look for all year: memorable, thought-provoking, and unputdownable. So the answer to the question is NO….no thrillers or spooky reads because I just prefer not to read them.

The following two highly anticipated books were on my initial fall TBR list and then FOMO gripped me and I read them in early September! Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. I highly recommend both of these 5 Star reads for your fall TBR.

Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on my fall TBR list…..check back often, though, because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. For now, these are the reads that are on my fall 2020 reading radar.

I finished my Summer TBR just yesterday!

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

Fall 2020 TBR

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