March 24, 2014
Top Ten Books for Spring
Inspired by Trish's recent post (and her pretty button, pictured above) in which she lists her Top Ten picks for springtime reading, I decided to gather a stack of my own books to focus on, hopefully beginning in another week. Yes, I realize spring began on the 20th, so I'm a tad bit late to the party, but I'm currently reading East of Eden (finally made it to the last third of the novel!) and have high hopes to finish before I head out of town on the 1st. It's too big of a book to haul in my carry-on bag!
Here are the books that I'm most anxious to read before summer arrives. Some have been on my shelves for a few years, some were given to my by a wonderful friend, one is on loan from a co-worker, and the rest were either sent to me by the publisher or purchased at work. Now to decide which to read first! Any suggestions?
Not familiar with some of these gems? Click on the links to read more. I've heard nothing but great things about all of this books!
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Gemini by Carol Cassella
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Yep. That's an ambitious list (and 11 books, not 10), but the first day of summer isn't until June 21st. Of course, I'd have to read one book a week in order to finish this entire stack, but you never know. With the crazy weather we've had this winter, we could wind up getting snowed in anytime in April. You just never know with the weather in Nebraska! ;)