Fall Reading Plans: Top Ten on Tuesday

September 22, 2014 Uncategorized 6

The “A” key on my computer is broken which means typing is more than a bit frustrating, so this will be brief — I’ll be back to add commentary on why these ten eleven books, an update on my Booker reading, and a report on how I did reading my Spring and Summer Top Ten Most Anticipated lists — on Thursday after I get my keyboard fixed!

This week the team at The Broke and the Bookish have asked Top Ten on Tuesday participants to list their “Top Ten Books on My To-Be-Read List.” Given how much I aim to read, and how easily distracted I can get by books I need to read for book clubs and other self-inflicted goals (Booker shortlist, I’m looking at you, and you National Book Award shortlists, even though you are as yet only in embryonic long list form), not to mention trying to sneak in some Winter and Spring releases that are already appearing in Galley form…

In between all of that I’m looking forward to:

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Leppore

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

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The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

The Ploughman by Kim Zupan

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Betrayers by David Bezmogis

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson


lives in ruinsLives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

Plus one winter release —

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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton


6 Responses to “Fall Reading Plans: Top Ten on Tuesday”

  1. lani

    Lila ,The Betrayers and The Book of Strange New Things are on my list as well. However, I also want to read Fire shut up my Bones,The Boy who drew Monsters, The Underground girls of Kabul, Some Luck , Reunion, A Map of Betrayal …OMG..the list goes on and on..So many books, so little time..

    • Anmiryam

      I also want to read Fire Shut Up My Bones, The Boy who Drew Monsters, Some Luck, and Reunion — I may have to read faster or stop sleeping since I want to catch up on titles from earlier this year and past years as well. I haven’t heard about The Underground Girls of Kabul, need to check that out!

  2. Lucy

    That’s great that you read the National/Booker nominees. That’s tempting to me as well.

    Looks like you are set for an awesome fall with your book selections. Glory is on my list too and I’m eyeing Lila, Thatcher, and The Ploughmen.

    Happy fall reading :)

  3. Sarah Laurence

    Quite a diverse list! I loved Wonder Woman as a young girl. I’m curious to hear your take on this latest A.S. King novel as I’ve only read her realistic contemporary fiction.

  4. Paul Kepper

    I have just started Kent Hinckley’s Hearts, Minds and Coffee. It’s a novel based on the Vietnam war, first few pages have me hooked. For info his site is kenthinckley.com. My wife will be interested in a couple that you put up there, I am always searching for good reads for her…easier to come by then books for guys but what can you do! Thanks for the suggestions.

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