Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I’m not sure this is a good topic for me, because I tend to use my TBR list for more obscure stuff. I’ve addressed this before, but I’m normally so close to the YA or fantasy genres that I don’t need a list to remember what I want to read. So my TBR list is just the stuff I wouldn’t remember.
So I’m mixing this one – 5 from my actual TBR list and 5 from the TBR stacks sitting around my house. It seems fair.
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
This was a recommendation from Brain Pickings, the thought-provoking weekly email from Maria Popova. Full of ruminations on death, life, literature, and biology, it promises to be a deep read.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Power of Character – Paul Tough
Read an article about this book in….Farnam Street, I think. Based on the title, I think I already agree with him, so maybe his book will give me some scientific arguments for what I already think.
Raising Cubby & Be Different – John Elder Robison
Looked these up after I read Look Me in the Eye. Was so impressed with it that I decided I needed to read everything else he’s written.
The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
This was on a list of books about productivity. I’m obsessed with checklists, so it seemed like a good idea.
The School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani
Know absolutely nothing about this book, but the title and cover art are super intriguing. The library copy is sitting in my living room waiting for grad school to slow down.
The Last Unicorn – Peter S Beagle
Ordered this one months ago on recommendation from a friend. Still haven’t touched it.
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
Picked this one up from the library, hoping it will be better than Throne of Glass.
First & Then – Emma Mills
Love Elmify, so I’m super excited about her first novel.
Isaac Asimov’s Caliban – Roger MacBride Allen
Picked this one up on a whim in my local bookstore. I love Asimov’s Robot stories, so I’m hoping this novel in the same universe will be a good addition.
So what’s sitting around on your TBR list/stack? Have you read any of these? Comments in favor might move it higher up on my list!