Friday, September 19, 2014

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop: My TBR Shortlists

I haven't done a Mama Kat post in a while, and I thought--given the topic--that I might start it up again on this blog.  I know this was supposed to be published on Thursday, but I already had a post you all get it on Friday!

Anyway, this week's chosen prompt is:

3.) List the the top 6 books on your list to read next.

See?  It is a great topic to wade back in with!  Of course, not only am I not posting this on the right day, but I'm also tinkering with it a bit.  You see, I keep 2 TBR lists--one for hard copies an one for my kindle.  And, yes, I keep an actual EXCEL!... for these books!

So, here is what is coming up next.  Let's start with my next 3 hard copy books:

Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani

I loved Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler so I really have no choice but to pick up the 3rd book in the series!  Adriana Trigiani has become one of my favorite writers and I'm quickly working my way through her cannon.  Plus, the Big Stone Gap movie, directed by Trigiani herself, comes out this year!  Whee!

Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen

This is a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet from the viewpoint of, you guessed it, Juliet's Nurse.  I recently won a copy through the Goodreads First Reads program and I'm doing my best to get through these as soon as I can'

Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

I told you I was booking (pardon the pun) through these books as fast as I could.  This the 4th and final book in the Big Stone Gap series and I think it will be bittersweet to finish it off.  Oh well, I still have a few more Adriana Trigiani books to go before I start writing letters begging her to bring out a new book!

I always have (at least) one hard copy book and one kindle book going, so here are my next 3 kindle books:

Into the Free by Julie Cantrell

This book is for my church book group.  I most likely won't review it here.  As I've said before, I read Christian fiction with a different "eye" than I do secular fiction and I think, when I read Christian Fiction critically as I do other books, I don't enjoy it as much.  So, unless I'm solicited for a review, I won't be doing reviews of Christian Fiction on this blog.

That being said, this does look like a good book!

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

This is for my other book club--and it will be a re-read for me (you can read my review here).  For once, I was not the person who suggested it--but I was glad it is on the docket as it is one of my very favorite novels!

A Season Without Rain by Joe Schwartz

When I first signed up with Netgalley, I went a little crazy and I'm madly trying to play catch-up now.  This was one of the first books I requested and (yikes!) I'm just now getting around to it.

I have since put myself on a strict Netgalley diet!

So, there you go!  If I stay on schedule, I should be through these books in about 3-4 weeks. However, that schedule has become very challenging for me since my kids started school.  So, we'll see!

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