Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TTT: Finally, An Easy Question ...

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to head over to 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)

13 comments:

  1. Like you, Jodi Picoult is my all time favourite author. The Storyteller does sound different from her usual works. I won't be rushing to read it, but I will get round to it eventually. Seraphina is also a book I hope to get round to at some point.

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  2. Oww you got some nice covers to get you in the spring mood. Especially the Second Chances and When the Butterflies Came covers are springy!

    Hope you get enough time to read this great list.

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  3. I've only heard of Seraphina and Graceling on your list. I guess you can tell the types of books I like to read, lol.

    I haven't read Seraphina yet, but I want to. I heart Graceling! It's one of my favorites! I wonder what you'll think of it? I hope you'll like it.

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  4. Jodi Picoult came to Arizona to do interviews for this book. I think it will be great. I finished Week in Winter this month and House Girl is on my list.

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    1. Picoult comes here a lot, but I've never gone to see her. I really should.

      If you can wait a little bit on THE HOUSE GIRL, I've got an ARC. I just barely started it, but should have it read and reviewed sometime in the next week or so.

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  5. My husband is reading THE STORYTELLER right now and says it is very good!

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  6. Seaphina is a must for me asap. I hope you like Graceling. I really liked it.

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  7. I loved Graceling, it was amazing! I'm really excited for Strands of Bronze and Gold too. Hope you enjoy all your Spring reads!

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  8. 'Strands of Bronze and Gold' sounds like it will be really interesting! The Bluebird tail is something I just recently came across while reading a Stephen King novel and then again while reading Lauren Oliver's 'Requiem' so I'm curious to see how it's going to be retold since it's kind of a gruesome tale!

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  9. So bummed about it, but I ended up putting The Storyteller down at about page 125. I used to LOVE Picoult, but just don't anymore. I'm really sad about that!

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  10. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! B/c you are such an inspirational blogger, and it's b/c of you that I really wanted to start my blog. Thank you for that! Your award mention is here:
    http://charliebooks.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-sunshine-award.html

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  11. Some really interesting titles here - you've piqued my interest, Susan. And thank you so much for the wonderful shout-out. Your words made my day. :-)

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  12. Graceling is such a good book! And I'm also really eager for Strands of Bronze and Gold; I've never seen a Bluebeard retelling before. I can't really recommend The Selection, but maybe you'll enjoy it more than me. :)

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