Category: Literary Lists

A Peek at My Spring TBR List

Posted March 17, 2015 in Literary Lists / 32 Comments
A Peek at My Spring TBR List

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Buffalo! Temperatures have been in the 40s, I wore flats for the first time since November on Friday, and I’m looking forward to spring books. I have some exciting new releases coming up, but a lighter review load means I will also have time to read a few backlist titles that have been on my shelf forever. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Ten Books On My Spring TBR List, […]

Ten Books Featuring Rebellious Women

Posted March 10, 2015 in Literary Lists / 33 Comments
Ten Books Featuring Rebellious Women

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list “ten books for readers who love X.” One of my favorite things to read about is ladies breaking the rules, so I’m excited to share ten books featuring rebellious women! Fiction: 1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Scrabble has never been more subversive than in this novel about a dystopian future in which women lose all of their rights. But the […]

Five Marvelous March Releases

Posted March 5, 2015 in Literary Lists / 15 Comments
Five Marvelous March Releases

March is looking like a fantastic month for new releases! I like to start the month by highlighting a few exciting upcoming books, and it was tough to narrow down my list to five titles this month! However, we have a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction — all by female authors, which is fitting for Women’s History Month. (All descriptions are from Goodreads, edited for length.) 1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday | March 10) “When four […]

Take Me Back: Three Years of Favorites

Posted March 3, 2015 in Literary Lists / 31 Comments
Take Me Back: Three Years of Favorites

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is kind of perfect. This week, the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish are asking bloggers to list their favorite books from the last three years. Why is this perfect? Because I started blogging just over three years ago! This week’s list is a fun way for me to look back on the books I have loved the most since I started blogging! 1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Set in a dystopian patriarchal […]

Five Fabulous February Releases

Posted February 5, 2015 in Literary Lists / 10 Comments
Five Fabulous February Releases

Damn, February is a GOOD month for books. I may have slightly overbooked my review calendar in my enthusiasm, and I’m reading like a demon to try to keep up. Picking just five titles to feature was a difficult feat this month! Of the five February releases I am sharing today, I have read two, am halfway through a third, and am eagerly anticipating reading the last two. We’ve got non-fiction about sexual double standards and the history of heart surgery […]

Ten Graphic Novels on My TBR List

Posted February 3, 2015 in Literary Lists / 17 Comments
Ten Graphic Novels on My TBR List

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday list, but this week’s topic caught my eye. Today the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list Ten Books I Want to Read from X Genre. In my efforts to read more diversely across genres, I have picked up a few graphic novels and comics that I have loved, but I really want to read more! So this week, I’m listing ten graphic novels on […]

Most Anticipated Nonfiction of 2015

Posted January 13, 2015 in Literary Lists / 26 Comments
Most Anticipated Nonfiction of 2015

I have to admit that I was always afraid of the nonfiction section of Edelweiss. The prospect of browsing through hundreds of dry academic texts to find the vibrant literary/narrative nonfiction gems was simply terrifying. That is, until River City Reading shared some advice on Wading Through Nonfiction on Edelweiss a few months ago. Now, of course, my Nonfiction tag is full to bursting. Since many readers have resolved to try to read more nonfiction in 2015, I thought I’d share […]

Most Anticipated Fiction of 2015

Posted January 7, 2015 in Literary Lists / 26 Comments
Most Anticipated Fiction of 2015

2015 is well underway, and I am insanely excited about some of the books coming out this year. My Edelweiss tags are exploding, and it took a LOT of willpower to keep my list of most anticipated fiction to a reasonable length. Twenty books is reasonable, right? There are some huge books coming out this year, such as The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf, Mar. 3); a companion novel to Kate Atkinson‘s Life After Life, called A God in Ruins (Little Brown, May […]

Five Jammin’ January Releases

Posted January 4, 2015 in Literary Lists / 10 Comments
Five Jammin’ January Releases

New month, new books! January is traditionally a huge month for new releases, and I’m really excited about some of the books coming down the pipeline. Here are my top five! Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner, Jan. 6) As you can probably tell from the title, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s new short story collection brings to life women on the fringes of history. We meet a declining Dolly Wilde; Lorde Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; a once-famous pair of […]

Favorite Non-Fiction of 2014

Posted December 29, 2014 in Literary Lists / 11 Comments
Favorite Non-Fiction of 2014

Ah yes, yet another year-end “best of” list. Last week, I shared my Favorite Fiction of 2014 post, and now I’m back with my favorite non-fiction. But I’m going to do this list a little bit differently. Before this year, I didn’t read much non-fiction — and when I did read non-fiction, it was usually memoir. One of my goals for 2014 was to branch out a bit more with my reading, and I dug into some really excellent non-fiction titles […]