Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new question or theme is presented. This week’s prompt is:
The Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet
To answer this prompt I went through my TBR list on Goodreads and pulled ten titles that have already been released this year, but that I either haven’t purchased yet or that I’m still waiting on at the library. Ready? Here we go–in no particular order:
1. We Are Not Ourselves by Mathew Thomas This is a 600+ page multi-generational Irish-American family saga that I can’t wait to dive into!
2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty I just finished Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret a few days ago and really liked it, so I’m anxious to get my hands on her latest. The setting is an elementary school, and I usually enjoy reading novels taking place in any kind of academic setting, so I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this one.
3. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher This is another novel set in academia—this time a university. Plus, the narrative is told through letters which is a technique that I usually love!
4. The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler I love reading about American presidents and their families, so I’ve really been looking forward to this book about the Secret Service. I’ve read some of Kessler’s previous books and they do tend to be on the “gossipy” side, so I’m not expecting anything especially hard-hitting here, but I think this will at least be an entertaining read.
5. What Follows After by Dan Walsh This is a novel about a fractured family, the steps taken by the children to mend their parents’ marriage, and the aftermath of their actions.
6. Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis I read a lot of narrative nonfiction, and I especially enjoy medical and popular science topics. This book tells the story of how the cause of TB was discovered and the controversy surrounding this discovery. Call me a geek, but this sounds intriguing to me!
7. Home Leave by Brittani Sonnenberg This novel is about a modern American family that is constantly on the move—both across the US and also across other continents. The plot explores how different people in the same family deal with loss, and what we mean when we talk about “home”.
8. The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases by Deborah Halber I used to read a lot of true crime, and I’m not quite sure why I stopped—but this book about “regular people” who help detectives solve missing person cases caught my interest.
9. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love From an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn This is a food/family memoir by the author of The Sharper The Knife, The Less You Cry—a cooking memoir that I liked a lot.
10. What We’ve Lost Is Nothing by Rachel Louise Snyder I’m especially interested in this novel because the setting is local for me–it takes place in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. It’s about a series of home invasions that test the trust of the people within the community and bring hidden prejudices to the surface.
How about you? Have you read any of these? What are some titles that you want to read, but still haven’t bought or borrowed yet? Please share!