Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (11-29-11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. This week's topic:

Books on My TBR List for Winter

1) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - I read this back in high school and really want to reread it now that I am little older. I'm hoping to squeeze it in before the end of the year!

2) Before Versailles by Karleen Koen - I think this sounds like a great book and will help me get my fill of French aristocracy.

3) The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes - I keep on forgetting that this book is in my TBR pile and I think it's something that I would really like. Set during World War II, it's something that it is right up my alley.

4) My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe - I have wanted to read this memoir for what seems like forever! Definitely going to have to make time for it this winter!

5) The Submission by Amy Waldman - this sounds like such a great book and even though it's a work of fiction, it's based in the real world (the Twin Towers memorial). I asked Santa for it, so I hope that I find a copy under the tree!

6) The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides - even though I haven't read Middlesex (yet), I cannot wait to read Eugenides latest novel. It seems like something that I can relate to (who doesn't long for a relationship like those found in Austen novels?!?) and would hold my interest. Another book that I asked Santa for.

7) Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - I love Kristin Hannah and think she's a great writer, and it only makes sense to read this book during winter!

8) Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris - I have to read this one before Christmas!

9) The First Husband by Laura Dave - I actually plan on reading this one within the next 2 weeks. I need something light to read.

10) If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster - I have been wanting to read Jen Lancaster forever (I haven't read any of her books ... I know, how have I not read any of her books?!?), and I really want to get this one sometime in the next few months.

So, what books are in your TBR pile for the winter? Let me know!


  1. I just finished reading Great Expectations for the first time! I was one of the few who didn't read it in high school ...

  2. My Korean Deli looks very good! Great list! :)

    Here's my Top Ten: http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-winter-tbr-list/

  3. I am also reading The American Heiress right now. So far I like it very much.

    Here's my Post

  4. I haven't read Jen Lancaster yet either, and I have three of her books on my shelf! Maybe I'll join you in reading my first Lancaster this winter... who knows!

  5. Good list. Great Expectations is my favorite Dickens, although I know many would disagree. Holidays on Ice is just fun.