Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays - Ten Books I've Added To My TBR Lately

This week's prompt, from the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish, is a list of ten books I've added to my TBR list lately. Easy peasy, thanks to Litsy. Maybe too easy. It might be helpful when trying to imagine that someday I'll be able to read all of the books I want to read if I stopped adding books to that list faster than I can read them!

1. Provenance by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo - nonfiction about art fraud. Money, art, rich people getting taken.

2. Before the Feast by Sasa Stanisic - old stories, myths, and fairy tales have escaped from a village archive and are wandering among the people. Sounds odd, and quirky and foreign.

3. The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman - two parents kill their three small and in the aftermath the city wrestles with tearing down the building it happened in. Is there such a thing as an evil building?

4. Shrill by Lindy West - because it's seriously time to be reading some feminist work.

5. Evicted by Matthew Desmond - nonfiction book about poverty in America, specifically in Milwaukee, a city we've only recently discovered.

6. Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay - in 1900, a class of young women go on an excursion deep in the Australian bush. Four girls and a teacher disappear. Mysteriousness!

7. Adnan's Story by Rabia Chaudry - the story of Adnan Syed whose murder conviction was the basis for the first season of the podcast Serial.

8. Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell - drama about a family who "took the twentieth century by storm."

9. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - just one of the books about women and science that I've added to the TBR list in the past couple of months.

10. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore - the battle to light the streets of our cities. The birth of electricity in our lives is seriously interesting stuff anyway you look at it.


  1. I read the ARC of the last one and really enjoyed it!!! Great list.

  2. My sister gave me Sisters as a gift a few years ago. Believe it or not, it was my introduction to the Mitfords. I could have sworn I'd never heard of them, but since then I see them all over, so I'm sure they were in my orbit and I just didn't notice all those years!

  3. I hadn't heard of Picnic at Hanging Rock but I'm adding it to my list! It sounds intriguing! Sisters is on my TBR and The Last Days of Night looks like it should be. Great list!

  4. I'm on the library list for Lab Girl (audio) and hoping to get a crack at it still this year. Enjoy your books and happy reading.