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.