Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR list

Hosted by the Broke and Bookish the topic for March 18: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List (to be read list)

First off, I have to admit this whole TBR concept is a relatively new to me. As far as I am concerned pretty much all books are generally to be read at some point or another, already read, or things I am not interested in reading. In some ways this feels too much like a homework assignment. The 'top' of my TBR is more or less things that I feel like reading now for whatever reason. Okay - now that I have that off my chest ... things that I am trying to read right now that I have owned for a little while ...

1) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - classic non-fiction book that is a foundational text in the modern environmental movement.

2) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - this one sounds like fun to read.

3) Field Notes from A Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert - another non-fiction book, the author investigates the changes that are already occurring due to human induced climate change.

4) Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews - back to something fun, this is the 14th (!?!) Meg Langslow mystery. These books almost always make me laugh.

5) Cress by Marissa Meyer - while I was less enamored with Scarlet, I still would like to find out what happens to Cinder.

6) A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan, just because it sounds neat.

7) Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space by Mary Roach - nonfiction again, Mary Roach books tend to be fun and informative.

8) Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde - since I would like to know what happens next.  This will also determine whether I recommend the first book to my son or not.

9) The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret by Catherine Bailey because it sounded cool (though I have to admit I have not watched more than one episode of Downton Abbey - I live under a rock, remember - we watch cartoons, kids shows and educational TV - I don't get a chance to see grownup TV very often.) 

10) Anything else that I listed for my Mount TBR challenge can take the 10th spot (see homework!) - I have lots of other things that I want to read, so I am just trying to use this to help me focus on something.


  1. Ohhhh, lots of classics here. I've never read Silent Spring - I used to want to, but I guess I wonder how relevant its contents would be today? Packing for Mars definitely looks interesting though.

  2. I haven't heard of many of the books that you've mentioned however have heard of Cress and really need to start the Cinder series! Also i completely understand what you mean by the TBR concept, every book that i buy i plan to read at some point, i've just tried to put books that i'm planning on reading sooner rather than later :) Hope you enjoy your books!

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  3. The Song of the Quarkbeast is such a good sequel! Fforde is incredibly creative. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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