Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (looking foward to 2015)

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Top 10 Books I’m Most Looking Forward to Reading in 2015

I am stoked about beginning another year of reading. (Forgive me. Do people use the word “stoked” anymore?) More than any particular book, I’m looking forward to ticking off my various bookish challenges for the year. Not that I’m not interested in which titles will do it.
Here are ten of the books I’m most looking forward to reading this year.

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
Reason: It’s memoir. It’s poetry. And everyone is reading it.

Better than Before: Making and Breaking Our Everyday Habits to Be Happier, Stronger, and More Productive (Really), Gretchen Rubin
Reason: I love Gretchen Rubin’s books. I’d read her grocery lists if she’d publish them.
[due out on March 17]

Nora Webster: A Novel, Colm Toibin
Reason: I’m always looking for good character study fiction.

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Reason: A nonfiction classic? How could I not have read it before?
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Reason: I’ve only read one other book by Larson, but almost all of his titles appeal to me.
[due out on March 10]

The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Reason: I’ve wanted to read a book by McCullough, and I love a good biography about historical figures.
[due out on May 5]

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
Reason: I’m slowly working my way through Austen’s books, knowing I’ll never read them again for the first time.

Yes Please, Amy Poehler
Reason: Okay, I barely know who Amy Poehler is, but everyone’s reading this, and sometimes I like to just hop on the train to see where it goes.

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan
Reason: I’m excited to have set a goal to re-read some of my favorites this year, and this will be the first. The book is much more positive than the movie.

Early Warning: A Novel, Jane Smiley
Reason: It’s the second in the series, and I enjoyed the first one very much.
[due out on April 28]


  1. Nice topic!! Happy Reading to you... In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is in my 'to be read' pile as well this year... I'm hoping to read for the Banned Books Challenge I've signed up for this year. Here's my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-ten-tuesday-authors-id-like-to-meet.html

    1. I hadn't thought about In Cold Blood being a banned book, but I can imagine it is. I suppose the list would surprise me!

  2. Gretchen Rubin's grocery lists . . . love it!!! (And I agree.)

    1. I love that she keeps a chart in order to give herself gold stars. That's only a tiny bit more obsessive than I am!

  3. Great list! I have read Brown Girl Dreaming and it was really good. I do have Yes Please on my TBR. I love Amy Poehler. Here is my TTT: http://bookbinges.blogspot.it/2015/01/top-ten-tuesday-movies-i-have-seen.html

    1. Yes Please just arrived in the mail, and last night I took Brown Girl Dreaming home from the library. I've heard only good things about it. I'm not sure Amy Poehler will be my cup of tea, but I want to know what all the fuss is about!