After participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit link up last week, I discovered a great new-to-me blog called The Broke and the Bookish. There are many fun aspects to this blog but my favorite is their Bookish Tuesday link up which features a great, weekly top ten list.
I decided to jump in this week with….
The Top Ten Books I wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year
- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. I have read and loved many of Quindlen’s non-fictions books but somehow I never read this one. Nina, one of my Great New Books colleagues has great things to say about this book so I’d love to give it a try.
- The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp. I first heard about this book on Linda Urban’s site as she hosts #writedaily30. She describes Twyla Tharp as a person who would sit on her own personal board of directors. How great is that? I want a personal board of directors…
- Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. A couple of reader friends have recommended this one so it seems like a no brainer for a vacation week. It has been described as a page turner which is just what I am looking for.
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. I don’t remember who recommended this one or anything about it but the title sells it in my opinion.
- One Day by David Nicholls. I am reading Nicholls’ latest, Us, right now and loving it. The premise of One Day looks really interesting so this one seems like a good follow up to Us.
- The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. With The Red Tent mini-series playing right now, I keep thinking about how much I loved that book. Diamant has a new book out now and while it seems awfully different from The Red Tent, it still looks pretty good.
- Redeployment by Phil Kay. While I don’t typically like short stories, two of my Great New Books colleagues, Julia and Jessica, chose Redeployment as their favorite read of 2014 so I would definitely like to try this one.
- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Nelson’s recent book ,I’ll Give You the Sun, was one of my favorites this year, so I would love to read her earlier work.
- 11/22/63 by Steven King. I have heard about this book recently from lots of different types of readers. While really long, I think it would be worth a read.
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. I haven’t read one of Anderson’s YA books in a long time and I miss her beautiful writing and amazing story telling ability.