Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:
Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. I really wanted to do last week’s topic, which was about Spring TBRs, but I didn’t feel like doing it then. Plus, I forgot to do it. But, on a positive note, I’m much more in the mood to do a TBR this week and participate in this week’s topic. I usually stay away from TBRs because I hardly ever adhere to them, but I really want to do one now so here it is.
Also, this post relates to this week’s topic because I hardly ever discuss these books….and I might love ’em. Anyways, the books:
I discussed this batch of books earlier in the year in my 2016 Reading Plans post. My plan is to read the first two back-to-back since Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is about the woman locked in the attic in Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
I’ve always been curious about The Histories in the same way that I’m curious and skeptical about the stories in gossip magazines. So basically I want to read it because I’m nosy. I’d like to pick it up this Spring. Cleo at Classical Carousel included it on her Spring TBR last week and that prompted me to do the same. (Yep, total copy cat here.)
I’m also participating in a Shakespeare challenge this year but have yet to get started on it so that’s why I included Romeo & Juliet. And I need to read Rick Riordan’s most recent book because I must.
This batch of books aren’t pre-planned, but I’d love to read them this year. Hidden Bodies is the second installment in a thriller series by Caroline Kepnes. The first book is You. It’s told using a second-person narrator. I loved it.
That Terry McMillan book — I Almost Forgot About You — is slated to be published in June so I’d like to read and review it before then. I suck at doing that. I either read ARCS way in advance and review them late, or read and review them late. 😦
Since I have Eona, the second in the Eon series by Alison Goodman, I’d like to reread the first novel. It’s the same reason why I want to read Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Well, not really. I’m currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and since the topics are similar, I thought it would be fitting to follow it up with Csikszentmihalyi’s book; though, now that I think about it, Csikszentmihalyi’s book on creativity is probably the better choice.
And I’ve wanted to read Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory ever since I first heard of it. It’s topic makes me think of this article that appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly in 2013. It’s one of my favorites: “My First Mistake” by Simon Winchester.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know below. Also, what’s on your Spring TBR?
See what books other bloggers chose to highlight
- Top Ten Tuesday (booksandprejudice.blogspot.com)
- Top Ten Tuesday: neglected darlings (onemore.org)
- Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In a While (theperspicaciousreader.wordpress.com)
- Top Ten Tuesday (breathesbooks.com)
- TTT: Book Recs I Haven’t Talked About Enough (spidersilksnowflakes.blogspot.com)