Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday for Nov. 29: TBR list for the winter

For the Top 10 Tuesday Web meme:

Unfortunately, the TBR list for the winter looks a lot like the TBR list for 2011. I have knocked a few titles off the 2011 list, particularly "Sunnyside" by Glen David Gold, "The Indian Clerk" by David Leavitt and "Newsreel" by Irvin Faust. So here are the titles I intend to finish between now and March 21:

1. "Lucky Break" by Esther Freud. I'm reading it now -- it's a fun novel about a group of Gen X acting students in Great Britain.

2. "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline: I also have started reading this title, about a guy hunting for '80s-themed Easter eggs in a future MUD.

3. "Goliath" by Scott Westerfeld. I keep hoping the Tuscaloosa Public Library buys the audiobook, because Alan Cumming does such a great job; failing that, I'll read it over Christmas break.

4. "Snuff" by Terry Pratchett. Light reading for Hogswatch.

5. "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. Yes, finally, I'll pull the trigger on it.

6. "Wendy and the Lost Boys" by Julie Salomon. I'm looking forward to reading this biography of Wendy Wasserstein, whom I once met.

7. "The Stranger's Child" by Alan Hollinghurst. I've been on a World War I kick lately.

8. "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" by Michael Chabon. Ditto.

9. "The Unnamed" by Joshua Ferris. A book I need to finish for Amazon Vine.

10. "The Barbarian Nurseries" by Hector Tobar. I love novels about L.A.

Of course, I reserve the right to substitute books I receive for Christmas.

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