Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions

This week's TTT topic from The Broke and the Bookish is "books I've added to my to-read list lately."  Here goes!

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz -- I think it was Dale's review at Mirror w/Clouds that made me put this on my list.

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger -- I've loved the two previous collections of Holmes-inspired stories edited by King and Klinger, so this is at the top of my Christmas wish list right now.

How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis -- No idea anymore where I heard about this, but it looks really fun!

I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Hanna at Book Geeks Anonymous linked to this article and I didn't even finish reading the article before adding this collection of never-published Fitzgerald stories to my list.

Looking for Anne of Green Gables by Irene Gammel -- I don't remember where I heard about this, but now that I'm almost finished with Anne book #9, I'm interested in learning more about L. M. Montgomery herself.

Montana Rides! by Evan Evans (Max Brand) -- The Alan Ladd western Branded (1950) is based on this book, and I quite love the movie, so time to try the book! 

My Dear Bessie:  A Love Story in Letters by Chris Barker & Bessie Moore -- Jennifer at Holds Upon Happiness reviewed this recently, and I put it on my TBR immediately. 

The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay -- Evvvvvvvverybody is buzzing about this book right now!  I've got a hold request in for it at the library, and hope to get it soon soon soon!

The Story People by Heather Kaufman -- Nobody at all has recommended this to me, but it's about a guy who runs a bookstore and a children's book author, and looks really sweet.

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston -- Dale at Mirror w/Clouds reviewed this recently and I promptly added it to my TBR list.

That's my ten for this week, folks!  Have you read any of these?  Did you do a TTT list this week?  Please share!

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  1. I enjoyed How to Be a Heroine, it was quite interesting :) I'm also looking forward to reading A Portrait of Emily Price (although, I've also yet to read the author's previous book)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! Good to hear HTBAH was fun. I've definitely enjoyed Katherine Reay's previous 3 books, so can't wait to see what she does with this one! I hear it involves Jane Austen's Emma...

  2. My youngest daughter (13) just read Anne of Green Gables and really liked it. It's another one I need to read. I think it will be on my To Be Read list for 2017. I've also read some interesting things about L. M. Montgomery.

    1. Dale, good for your daughter! I like the whole series, but I love the first 4 books.

  3. How to be a Heroine sounds interesting. I read a review of it recently but then forgot about it. I need to do a better job keeping track of all the books I want to read. Of course, that list just keeps getting longer and longer and longer....

    1. Jennifer, I know, doesn't it sound like, well, like those of us who read books and books and more books?

      I started out with a little notebook where I tracked books I wanted to read. Kept that up for like 10 years. Then I started a list on my library's website when we moved here and they had the feature to make and save lists. Then when I started this blog, I put both lists together on here. Nice to have it in one place.

  4. Max Brand is a favorite at my library - maybe I should try some of his sometime. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. Lauren, I read a bunch of Max Brand books as a teen, but haven't read any since, so I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with him. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Their Eyes Were Watching God has been on mine for awhile. I bought a used copy a loooong time ago. Someday.


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