Top 10 Books on my Spring TBR List

Top Ten on my TBR

Top Ten on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog.

1. The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

Yay! Another Flavia de Luce mystery!

2. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

This is #3 in the Mara Dyer YA series and the expected publication date isn’t until November 2014, but it can still be on my list…Hodkin takes her time with these books, so they are well worth the wait.

3. The Courageous Follower (2nd ed. 2003) by Ira Chaleff

There’s lots of books wanting to tell you have to be a leader, but I thought this was an intriguing perspective to check out.

4. Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

Clever Girl is an elegant and accomplished novel that will entertain but also make you contemplate the trajectory of your own life. (Lauren Bufferd review in Booklist, March 2014)

5. Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

Kirn’s bizarre, real-life experience that is a psychological thriller as well as memoir. Sounds exciting!

6. Blood Gospel by James Rollins

Rollins books are fast-paced and always exciting. This one came out a year ago, but, you know…”so many books, so little time…”

7. Boy 30529 a memoir by Felix Weinberg

Having just watched Sarah’s Key, the film version of the bestseller by Tatiana de Rosnay, I’m in a Holocaust mood…This one promises to be uplifting as we know ahead of time that Weinberg makes it out alive and builds a successful life with his father in Great Britain after the war.

8. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Found this in the book sale at the library and was intrigued: Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless and had difficult childhoods. How did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar and business leader while the other ended up a convicted murderer?

9. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Also found this in the book sale. I read it many years ago and remember that it was important then, but need a refresher on its message.

10. Lighten Up! A complete handbook for LIght & Ultralight backpacking by Don Ladigin

This should be a quick read (thin with lots of cartoon pictures) but important for my future! Planning a trip along the Haute Route soon and REALLY need to know this!


About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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11 Responses to Top 10 Books on my Spring TBR List

  1. dianatierney3 says:

    I forgot to add the 2nd book in the Mara Dyer series. The first was so unexpectedly good!

  2. gapark says:

    And they absolutely MUST be read in order!

  3. Sammy D. says:

    Good grief – I already have 10 sitting on my floor to be read, and 5 checked out from the library, and NONE of them are the ones on your list. And I haven’t even read the first Mara Dyer.

    Note to self: Must stop following bloggers who read (and recommend what they read)!!!!!

  4. caitlinstern says:

    I love Flavia–she’s quite a character. I’ve already read this one, and the end made me quite excited for the next book.

  5. Megan says:

    Love Flavia! I was worried that this was the last one, but I have heard the series is now going to be 10 books AND it’s being made into a BBC show. So exciting!! I have also managed to get sucked right into the world of Mara Dyer and can’t wait for the next book! Good luck with your spring reading! ~Megan

  6. I have not read any of these but Clever Girl looks like something I would like- thanks for recommending!

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