Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books at the TOP of my Spring TBR Pile

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I'm currently in the middle of two books. 
One, A. S. Byatt's The Childrens' Book, is quite the saga. There are a billion characters and too many plots for me to pin down. My attention span just can't handle it right now. I have a feeling that will be more of a summer book - the kind of thing I can go and lay out in the park or at the beach with. 

The other book I'm in the middle of is an anthology - The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2007, edited by David Eggers. Anthologies have never really been my thing, but right now I'm really enjoying the format. 

That's why four books from this series are in my Spring TBR pile - The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 (reading now), 2005, 2008 and 2009. Frankly, if I can get my hands on 2006 before June, I might throw that onto the pile as well! So that's #'s 1 through 4, maybe 5. Let's say 4. 

In addition to those, I'm still kind of finding my footing again when it comes to my reading. 

For that reason, I'm adding John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things, Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Jane Austen's Persuasion (three of my favorites) to my Spring reading. I'm hoping these will provide the infusion of literature I need in order to get my brain really functioning again for longer periods of time. 

That leaves three more books to try and get through by mid-June. For that purpose, my goal will be to cover three titles from Europa Editions - 

Laurence Cossé's An Accident in August, Chad Taylor's Departure Lounge, and Edwin M. Yoder Jr's Lions at Lamb House, which I think will, in the future, simply be my excuse for never reading any Henry James. 

What's on your spring TBR pile?


  1. I have a backlog of American Nonrequired Reading books too. Sometimes I am really in the mood for the variety of those books.

  2. I just read Willoughby Returns. - eh

    I am re-reading The Ginnie books from my childhood this spring. I am reading every book from my childhood (that I can remember) this spring. After which my reading level will probably drop to fifth grade level.


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