Every Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish hosts a top ten linkup, and this week’s is “Top Ten Books On Your Spring TBR List.”
But rules are hard, so mine has 13.
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL Lena Dunham >>> I’m reading this because it’s trendy. No shame.
DAMAGED GOODS Dianna F Anderson >>> I follow @diannaeanderson on Twitter and am looking forward to her take on Christian purity culture.
BLOG, INC. Joy Deangdeelert Cho >>> I’ve practically done no real research into how to blog properly, or better, or profitably, so it may be time to actually read this book that’s been gracing my shelves for some six months now.
SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY Rachel Held Evans >>> I would give this a shot regardless, but the copy for Held Evans new book sounds super good and, for me, timely as I’m meandering through the process of figuring out and finding church (like pretty much all of my millenials peers who didn’t jump straight from Moody to ministry.)
ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN Megan Mayhew Bergman >>> It just sounds fantastic.
FIRST FROST Sarah Addison Allen >>> I’m still one behind with Allen (haven’t yet read Lost Lake), but First Frost is a sequel to (the lovely) Garden Spells, so it’ll lure me in first.
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Jenny Han >>> I’ve seen this YA novel given thumbs up by enough bloggers to put it on my Overdrive holds. (And then suspend that hold indefinitely because, ehmm, I’m way behind on reading my Overdrive books.)
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE Dodie Smith >>> Apparently this is basically a classic, and also YA, which sounds like a nice gateway drug for me to get into some classics later this year.
MISTBORN Brandon Sanderson >>> Isaac’s been reading these and really liking them, so I thought I’d give them a shot. I doubt I can catch up before he gets around to starting the fourth book, but I can always use a good fantasy series in my life.
GLITTERING IMAGES Susan Howatch >>> This is another book where I don’t know much about it, but it’s well recommended enough that I got it from paperback swap a couple of months ago and it’s been waiting for me ever since.
STONE MATTRESS Margaret Atwood >>> I need to read more Atwood, and her newest short story collection has gotten a few rave reviews from bloggers I trust.
AT THE WATER’S EDGE Sara Gruen >>> Loved Water for Elephants, and looking forward to trying another Sara Gruen.
HAUSFRAU Jill Alexander Essbaum >>> I’m still newly thrilled that ARCs are a thing I can do. I requested this mostly because it popped up on the Goodreads New Releases in my genres page for March, and, well, it was gorgeous. I think I read the marketing copy too. Maybe.
I’ve been wanting to read Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, too. (Sadly, it didn’t make my Spring TBR) I read Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and Ioved it. I figured that I’d probably like Sanderson’s books, too, since he helped with the WoT series.
Blog, Inc. sounds good. I think I’ll look into it. I recently read Michael Hyatt’s book Platform. It was pretty good, but it went well beyond blogging. I think something that focuses more on just blogging would be better for me right now.
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