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November 9, 2016

top ten tuesday: recent tbr list additions
posted by soe 2:26 am

I started this last night, so I’m finishing it up tonight. The political situation is not looking good…

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks bloggers about books they’ve recently added to their to-be-read list. Please note this is not my to-be read pile of books on-hand, except where detailed, but a lot of books that have shown up on the year-end best-of lists that have started appearing:

  1. Dust Bowl Girls: A Team’s Quest for Basketball Glory, by Lydia Reeder
  2. I’m hoping for something like the basketball version of A League of Their Own.

  3. Fever at Dawn, by Péter Gárdos
  4. I feel bad about not having read any Hungarian books in preparation for our trip there two years ago. Plus, I saw a copy at the library (although I didn’t add it to the books I was checking out).

  5. Bittersweet, by Susan Wittig Albert
  6. This one actually did come home. I was looking for a book with a Thanksgiving setting and found a mystery by an author with whom I was familiar.

  7. The Smell of Other People’s Houses, by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  8. Enthusiastically recommended by the Unshelved comics reader crew.

  9. Your Presidential Fantasy Dream Team, by Daniel O’Brien
  10. Also recommended by Unshelved. Plus, in their categories from which to choose your presidents, they have a Roosevelt category.

  11. They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, by Wesley Lowery
  12. Because I have hopes that the attention being played to the #BlackLivesMatter movement will help bring about meaningful change.

  13. A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor, by Joe Starita
  14. I was a women’s studies minor in college, so I have a special place in my heart for books like this.

  15. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz
    I enjoyed his A Tale Dark and Grim, and thought its comparison to The Canterbury Tales seemed promising.

  16. Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness, by Nathanael Johnson
  17. I live in a city, but hadn’t heard about this book until I saw it was nominated for a Goodreads award.

  18. Fields Where They Lay, by Timothy Hallinan
  19. I haven’t read any of the Junior Bender mysteries, and they may prove to be too violent for me, but this one is Christmas-themed, which is hard for me to resist at least trying.

How about you? What books have you recently added to your TBR list?

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