Top Ten Tuesday – Winter TBR

I haven’t felt much like reading or blogging since my surgery. And if truth be told all I’ve wanted to do is just lie in bed these last few days because I’ve been in a lot of pain. I blame it on Thanksgiving. Must’ve been something I ate.

Anyway, one thing I did do was sign up for two reading challenges for 2018 – The Official TBR Pile Challenge and Mount TBR. Notice the theme? I’m in the process of going through my books and I discovered I have a lot of unread books. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want Future Generations to Read

Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.)


1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – This is a childhood favorite of mine. It’s about love, friendship, kindness. We could all do with a little more of that.

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – This was my first introduction to Alexie and I loved it. The novel is a semi-autobiographical, young adult novel about Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring farm town and labeled a traitor by his tribe.

3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – When I read this several years ago I didn’t care for it. I’ve since read it and have throughly enjoyed it. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year.

🍁🍁F A L L!!🍁🍁

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

The books are already on my TBR List and part of several reading challenges.

  1. Waiting by Ha Jin
  2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. Song of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – The Struggle

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I didn’t have to really think about it. I had to think more about which books not to include, because I tell you I have struggled through some books.

Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down (the theme is…books you had a hard time with…tweak it however you need)

  1. The Help by Katherine Stockett – I bought this book years ago at the height of its peak popularity. I was so disappointed in it. I was determined to finish it, but alas after a month of plodding through I gave up.
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – This was a book club pick. I read it some 20 years ago in college and remember loving it. I went back to reread it for book club and oh my gosh it was a drag.
  3. My Antonia by Willa Cather – If I didn’t have to read this in college I wouldn’t have and to be honest, I didn’t. I did read a good portion of it before throwing in the towel, but I just simply didn’t care about the characters. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Author’s I’d Like to Meet

Really this week’s Top Ten Tuesday has got to be hard for most bibliophiles.

Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet / Ten Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met  (some other “meeting authors” type spin you want to do)

This list could go on and on and . . . well you get the idea. This list is in no particular order of priority and there are a couple on the list it would a time machine and an act of Congress to make it happen.

  1. Maya Angelou is one of favorite authors that I really haven’t read enough of. Her prose is like poetry – beautifully written. I would love to meet her just to hear her speak. Interviews I’ve seen with her she always sounds so poetic and I love that.
  2. I am not a huge fan of J.K. Rowling, but she has made an a serious impact on children reading around the world. Her Harry Potter series, still going strong after some 20 years, got kids reading again. Continue reading