Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday for March 15, 2016!

The Top Ten books on my Spring 2016 To-Be-Read List 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Although this is hosted weekly, I participate only when I have the time
and am extremely interested by the posting topic!

Listing upcoming releases I am anxiously anticipating is a pleasure for me!
I am trying not to duplicate entries from my December 29, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday post listing of Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016!
I am listing more new releases that I really want to read!

The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
(Release date: January 12, 2016)

I keep eyeing this one in my local library,
but am waiting until I have 'time' to read it,
whenever that may occur! :)
I loved The Piano Teacher!

The Travelers by Chris Pavone
(Release date: March 8, 2016)

I loved both of his first two books and having met him just about a year ago, was very impressed with him in many ways! 
He seems to be a very nice person, and having worked in publishing,
he definitely knows what he is doing as an author!
And my husband also likes his books! (That doesn't happen often!)
This one I will own since I now have each of the first two 
signed by the author!

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism 
by John Donvan and Caren Zucker
(Release date: January 19, 2016)

I am fascinated by so much of what (little) we know,
what we 'think' we know, 
and the vast aspects of what we do not know about this "disease."
I heard part of the NPR interview and was hooked!

Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, 
and the Secret to Saving the World 
by Kevin Bales
(Release date: January 19, 2016)

Uhm...the title just kinda says it all, doesn't it? 
Comparing something to Katherine Boo's The Beautiful Forevers 
is more than enough of a recommendation for me!
Reminder to Lynn: You really should create a blog post for this one!
(Just sayin'!)

The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates
(Release date: January 19, 2016)

Honestly, I don't know much about Oates' writing but I have been following her on Twitter and really enjoy her posts. 
(Another blogger had posted that it was well worth 
following her on Twitter and I would agree!)
But it is time to read one of her books, and why not this one? :)

On My Own by Diane Rehm
(Release date: 
February 2, 2016)

I have listened to her NPR show for years and really respect her in so many ways! 
I want to read her story!

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
(Release date: February 2, 2016) 

A couple of bloggers I follow have given this book rave reviews and
it definitely seems like something that 
would be in my 'reading wheelhouse'!

Pax written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen
(Release date: February 2, 2016)

How could anyone, especially someone who loves animals,
resist this cover? Certainly not me!
I trust this will prove to be a good one for the grandchildren!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
(Release date: February 2, 2016)

I just can't imagine this isn't well worth the time to read it.
Seems that anyone I know who has read it loved it!
And...I have a copy from my library at home right now!
Just waiting... :)

Ways to Disppear by Idra Novey
(Release date: February 9, 2016)

Although it seems this would not be my typical read,
I am fascinated and interested enough to give it a try!
How about you?

What are you planning to read next?


  1. Salt To The Sea was on my list this week too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/top-ten-tuesday-48/

    1. I sure hope it lives up to my expectations! I'll visit and see what else is on your list! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. The Pax cover is BEAUTIFUL, oh my goodness. And I also am curious about Ways to Disappear. Pretty sure I won't actually ever get to it though haha

    1. Ways to Disappear was recommend by Katie at Bookish Tendencies. She didn't LOVE it, but enjoyed it. I hear ya...too little time! As always, it is our main challenge! :)

  3. Salt to the Sea is one I really want to get my hands on. It should have been on my TTT but my brain blanked when I made the post. I hope your spring is filled with amazing reads!

    1. And yours as well! Funny you should mention that title. I was unable to renew it on my library's website today, so have 3 days to read and review it! I refuse to return it unread! 😀 I'm on page 135 of 391. It is riveting! Though reminiscent of All the Light We Cannot See in some ways. Highly recommend it...thus far, at least!