The Broke and the Bookish and check out this week's TTT topic. The question du jour (I don't know what week is in French) is—What ten books are at the top of your Spring TBR list? Finally, an easy question! Phew. Here's my list, in no particular order:
1. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy—Unfortunately, this Irish author died recently, meaning this will be the last book she writes. I'm excited to read it, but sad that she will never publish another. *Sniff*
2. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult—Picoult is one of my all-time favorite authors and her newest sounds a little different than her other novels. I'm interested to see what it's all about ...
3. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith—I've been wanting to read this ever since the ARC came in the mail. There's just one problem: I can't find the book! I put off reading it until it was closer to the book's pub date (which has been and gone) and yeah, it's disappeared. Ack! I need to go through all my review books and locate it ASAP.
4. Second Chances by Melanie Jacobson—I'm not wild about LDS fiction in general, but if anyone were to change my mind about the genre, it would be Melanie. She's got an upbeat, contemporary voice that makes her new adult LDS romances fun to read.
5. The House Girl by Tara Conklin—This is the book I'm planning to read next. It's back-and-forth-in-time story about slavery sounds intriguing.
6. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight—I'm reading this mystery for a blog tour stop in May. It's about a mother trying to figure out the truth behind her daughter's suspicious death. Sounds like a good one!
7. When the Butterflies Came by Kimberley Griffiths Little—I love Kimberley both as a person and as a writer. She's fantastic. Her recent books are middle grade novels set in the Louisiana bayou. Kimberley always creates vivid scenery, complex characters and stories that just speak to me.
8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore—I mentioned wanting to read this one in my last TTT post. Most of you were very enthusiastic about the book, so I'm going to give it a whirl and see what I think.
9. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson—I think this re-telling of the Bluebeard fairy tale (not that I know what that is—pirates?) sounds excellent. It comes out tomorrow, so I need to go put it on hold at the library lickety-split.
10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman—My book blogging friend over at Sarah's YA Blog has been recommending this one to me for awhile now. She's never steered me wrong!
So, what do you think of this list? Have you read any of them? What's on your Spring TBR list?
(Note: All book cover images are from Barnes & Noble, except the one for Second Chances, which came from Deseret Book)
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