Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”
Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.
My first Top Ten Tuesday, back in March, was Books On My Spring 2022 TBR. I knew at the time I put the list together that creating it was an exercise in futility, since other books would probably come along that begged to be read first.
And, sure enough, that’s what happened. I’ve only read two of the books from that list. Two more from that list appear on this list (which I compiled before looking back at the spring list). The remaining books on this list are different from the remaining books on the previous list.
So many books, so little time.
1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
I bought this soon after it was published. I keep hearing good things about it. I fully intend to read it.
2. The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
I read The Last Flight by Julie Clark early in the pandemic (note to self: and still haven’t reviewed it) and loved it. I was therefore awaiting the publication of The Lies I Tell and chose it as my June 2022 selection from Book of the Month.
3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
I’ve had the hardcover edition of this book on my shelf since, probably, soon after it was published. I’m determined to read it before the movie comes out in July.
4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
This is another book I chose from Book of the Month when it was released. It’s still sitting unread on my shelf.
5. Finding Me by Viola Davis
Viola Davis is one of the best actors in the business. I pre-ordered this one. I’ve had it at the top of my “read next” list, but books I’ve requested from the library keep getting in its way.
6. Trust by Herman Diaz
This is one of those books I’ve got on request from the library. When it becomes available, I’ll read it.
7. The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
This is one of those deliciously dripping metafictional novels that I can’t wait to read. It’s also on request at the library.
8. The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
Riley Sager is one of my automatic-buy authors. I recently used an Audible credit that was about to expire to purchase the audiobook. We’re planning a road trip in July, and I hope to listen to it then.
9. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
This is another book that I just had to have as soon as it was published.
10. After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill
I requested and received this paperback book for Christmas. Probably I should try to read it before the author’s The Woman in the Library comes out.
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