Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 18 March, 2014 by Lianne in Meme / 17 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

Much as I love the cold weather, I’m so happy that the seasons are changing. Mind you, not looking forward to the rain and the weird weather that we’re likely to experience (and the sinuses that go along with it) but nonetheless I’m looking forward to brighter days again πŸ™‚

In no particular order:

  1. Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper — I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf since last summer and I still haven’t gotten around to it. Her books seem perfect for spring so yeah, I hope to get around to it in the next few months…
  2. Terry Hayes’ I Am Pilgrim — I received an ARC of this novel from the publishers back in January. It’s coming out in May over here and I’ve heard good things about it from others so I’m looking forward to reading it soon πŸ™‚ (plus, the way it came with a cardboard sleeve like a DVD boxed set was quite impressive, lol)
  3. Matthew Quick’s The Good Luck of Right Now — I won a copy of this novel from HarperCollinsCA on Twitter. It’s been getting a lot of buzz (it’s from the writer who wrote Silver Linings Playbook (which I have not read…yet?) and the premise of this novel sounds really interesting. So yeah, will probably read this sometime around exam time as a way to unwind =P
  4. Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife — I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for a year and a half now. Been meaning to find the perfect time to read it but alas…Maybe this season?
  5. Antonio Hill’s The Good Suicides — I won an ARC of this novel from GoodReads. It’s set in Spain, so it totally fits in with the Everying Espana Reading Challenge I’m currently participating in/hosting πŸ˜‰ It will be released here in North America in June.
  6. Anish Majumdar’s The Isolation Door — Won a copy of this book some time ago froma book giveaway contest. It sounds really interesting, tackling the topic of mental illnesses. It’s also rather slim so I might be reading this book quite soon =P
  7. Jo Baker’s Longbourn — After staring at the book longingly for quite some time now, I finally got my hands on a paperback πŸ˜€ Spring seems like a good time to read it; am hankering for a Regency read, lol
  8. Simon Montefiore’s Sashenka — This book has been on my radar since…the end my undergrad/going into grad school? Had heard good things about it (it was even recommended by fellow colleage in my programme) but for some reason did not pick it up until recently when one of the bookstores downtown (which is closing for good *tear* *there goes my childhood*) had this massive sale and I got it for cheap. Looking forward to reading it πŸ™‚
  9. Daniel Silva’s The English Girl — I love Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series, he’s one of the very few authors who, whenever he has a new book coming out, I immediately dash to the store to pick it up (well, in his case, when his book hits mass paperback, but anyway!). I recently got my hands on The English Girl and I look forward to reading it at some point in the coming weeks…
  10. Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse — Another title I had been eyeing for a very long time, I got it for my Kobo shortly after Christmas. I’m looking forward to reading it, been hearing good things about it (shortlisted and all–and slim!)

And that’s my list of books for this week! What books made it on your list?

Also, if you have the chance, could you please drop by this entry? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the two bloggerish questions that I posted up πŸ™‚ Grazie mille!


17 Responses to “Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. Oh, I REALLY liked Longbourn. Such a great twist on P&P! I keep telling myself that THIS will finally be the year/season when I read some Kate Morton! I keep picking up her books at book sales, and haven’t read any of them yet. There are a few here that sound really good. Must add to my lists!

  2. The Shoemaker’s Wife is on my TBR list as well, though I don’t own it. You’ll have to let me know how you like it. πŸ˜€ Great picks! Happy Tuesday!

  3. I am SO looking forward to spring, too! A little sunshine will be so welcome, lol. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t heard of any of these books, but they all definitely sound like ones you’ll enjoy. I hope your spring is full of great reads! πŸ˜€

  4. I really want to read The Good Luck of Right Now too! Silver Lining’s Playbook is actually really good! I’d definitely recommend it. I hope The Good Luck of Right Now is good πŸ˜€
    Great list πŸ™‚

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