Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List

I love lists.  Love them. That’s why the Top Ten Tuesday meme is one of my favorites.  But, realistically, while I have here ten books I would love to read this Spring…my reading time is fairly limited these days.  So here’s what I’m going to do.  I’m making this list out of my next ten reads.  Here’s hoping I get them done by the time Spring is through!

1. Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

I love novels that begin with a story set in the 1960′s and add into that a new place to read about for me (Bristol) and the praise for Hadley’s previous novel and this one has me very, very interested.

2. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Alice Sebold combined with Stephen King?  The cover alone had me interested but when I read that bit of the blub, combined with the story promised here, I knew this was a book I needed to check out.

3.  Beauty by Frederick Dillen

I love underdog stories and this one appealed to me.  My hometown is recently recovering from a major natural disaster and I love reading stories of small towns overcoming great odds.

4.  Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

I’m always on the lookout for a good psychological thriller so here is hoping this one pans out!

5. The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim

I’m trying to be intentional this year in reading books that expose me to ideas and places and things that I’ve never really been exposed to.  I think this book fits well into that category and I’m looking forward to it.

6. Cambridge by Susanna Kaysen

While I’ve never read Girl, Interrupted, I did love the movie so I’m excited to read a book by the author and I’ve always been fascinated by Cambridge and anything connected to it.

7. The Detainee by Peter Liney

The synopsis on this one reminded me of Lost.  So I picked it up.

8. The Antiquarian by Julian Sanchez

Another thriller for the list – and this one involves mythical objects!

9. Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman

Interesting that I have two books connected to Iraq, one from each side on this list.  Still, I’m interested in this one because family portraits after a member has been to war have always interested me.

10. Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca

As the eldest of nine children, the following line from the summary here made me want to pick up this book: “The eldest of ten children on a dirt-poor farm, Becky trudges through life as a full-time babysitter…”

What books are you looking forward to getting to read this Spring?

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