Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR

It has become apparent that I am a book junkie. It’s my drug of choice just like San Pellegrino is my fizzy water of choice – ah how I love those bubbles. I can’t seem to make it out of a bookstore without acquiring some book booty, and this weekend was no exception.

So, here we go. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is about my Ever-Growing TBR list

  1. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    I saw that this was up for grabs (so to speak) on NetGalley. I have Nguyen’s earlier books as well – The Sympathizer and Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. For some reason, I get into these moments in which I obsess about an author and have to have all his/her books. Anyway, The Refugees is a short story collection about people who leave their homeland to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and what happens to them along their journey.
  2. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
    Kwan falls into the same category as Nguyen, I have one book of his and now must have the rest. Kwan is the author of the funny Crazy Rich Asians Series. I spied Rich People Problems on NetGalley, too. Not looking for it. It popped up somewhere and I said, ‘Oh! Let me see if it’s on NetGalley.” and sure enough it was. Requested it and got it. Woot! Woot!
  3. Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo
    If you’re not familiar with Jo Nesbo, he’s a Scandinavian author from Norway and like most Noir Scandinavian authors of mysteries/thrillers he’s pretty bleak; and it surprised me to find out that he’s also a successful children’s author and a member of a rock band. Midnight Sun is the second in the Blood on Snow trilogy.
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    This book has been on my TBR list since it came out in 2015. It intrigued me because it reminded me a bit of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series. I’m not sure but there was something about it that made me think that and therefore had I had to buy it.
  5. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    In my quest to diversify my 90% male Anglo bookshelf, I reached for Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This book has been on my TBR for (dare I say) a long time.
  6. What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
    I’m not sure how I came about Helen Oyeyemi, but I’m glad I did. She’s a pretty solid writer from what I can tell thus far. I’m looking forward to her sticking around a while. 🤞
  7. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages now and finally picked up last year. And, well, yes it’s still on my TBR list. One day before I’m old and gray and forget how to turn the pages of books I’ll get around to reading it.
  8. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
    I saw this at my local library’s used book sale and thought since I’m diversifying my reading might as well get this one too. And the price really sold me. If I remember correctly it was 3 bucks for a hardcover. What a freakin’ steal.
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    This is another book that has been on my TBR list for an eon and I’ve probably had the book just as long. There is really no excuse for me having not read it. Other than . . . Nope got nothin’.
  10. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    This book was recommended to me and from a reliable source who is just as critical as I am about books. Purchased it without hesitation.



11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – My Ever-Growing TBR

  1. Jasmine March 20, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I saw that Rich People’s Problems on NetGalley as well. Have you read it yet and what’s your rating? I haven’t heard of this series Crazy Rich Asians. Are they 5 stars books for you?


    • The Broken Spine March 21, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Hi Jasmine, no I haven’t read it yet. I’m hoping to get to it in the next week or two. I think they’re pretty good. I would recommend them. Kwan is a pretty funny and sarcastic.

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  2. jill hoke March 15, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Great list! A lot of these are new to me. Enjoy your spring reading.


  3. Ellie March 15, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Hitchhiker’s Guide is such as easy read, so great to fit in when you need a bit of a brain break. It’s kind of ingrained in my being as we were read it as kids. I love it.


    • The Broken Spine March 17, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks Ellie, Maybe I’ll add it to my TBR list. I do have a couple of heavy readings coming up, so maybe I’ll read this in between.


  4. Reg @ She Latitude March 15, 2017 / 8:31 am

    OMG, I didn’t even realise Kevin Kwan has another book coming out in that series! Those books were so wacky and ridiculous (in a kinda good way) and I’m excited for this one.

    I’m also wanting to read The Girl on the Train but I haven’t had the time yet, haha. And now the movie has come out!

    I’m curious re: A Little Life, but every review I’ve read says it’s SUPER depressing. Not sure it’s my kind of book, but it’s so popular…

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Broken Spine March 17, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      I didn’t either until I was surfing the web and stumbled upon it. I felt the same way when I saw it. It’s due out in May. I hope it’s as good as the others. I’m the type of person that likes to read the book before seeing the movie.

      I’ve heard the same thing about A Little Life, but I’ve also heard that in spite of that the writing is really good.


    • The Broken Spine March 17, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thanks Caitlin for stopping by. I keep putting it off. There’s really no reason why. I understand it’s a quick and easy read.


      • Caitlin Stern March 18, 2017 / 6:29 pm

        There’s always more books than time. But it is a fast and funny read, when you get to it. 🙂


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