It’s Spring…and Here’s What I Want to Read

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
It’s Spring…and Here’s What I Want to

1. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson – I’ve read & enjoyed all of her books so far, and I’m looking forward to this one.

2. The Social Climber of Davenport Heights by Pamela Morsi – Fun, fast reads that are a nice break between heavier ones.

3.  At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney – An Australian author that I was introduced to several years ago.  At the time, she was just breaking into the US market, but she has taken off since then, and her books are always good.

4.  Flies on the Butter by Denise Hildreth – a new Southern author for me, and the title is intriguing, so it’s on my list.

5.  Testimony by Anita Shreve – This has been on my bookshelf for several years, and I will (finally) get to it this spring.

6.  The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty – I’m about 100 pages into this book.  It’s not exactly what I expected, especially having read The Rest of Her Life previously, I am still enjoying it.

7.  A Death in the Family by James Agee – One of the (several) classics I will read (or listen to) this year.  It is waiting for me at the library now, so this will be a spring selection.

8.  The Geometry Sisters by Luanne Rice – Another light read for me, but since I’m behind in my reading goals for the year, it will be another quick read, and it gets another book off my personal bookshelf.

9.  Howard’s End is On the Landing by Susan Hill – I started this a few months ago, then got sidetracked onto other things.  I will finish it this spring.

10.  Through His Eyes:  God’s Perspective on Women in the Bible by Jerram Barrs – This has been a Bible study book, and it’s been hit & miss for me, depending on the focus of each particular chapter.  I’ll finish it over the next several weeks, and will (hopefully) find it an overall positive experience.

That’s all for me…at least so far.  I actually hope to read more than the above, but planning too far ahead is never productive for me when it comes to reading, as my mood almost always dictates what I choose, and it’s fairly unpredictable.



  1. This was a great list! I haven’t read anything by Joshilyn Jackson, but she’s definitely an author I need to check out. The Susan Hill book sounds really interesting – I just added it to my wish list! And I really love Denise Hildreth. My favorite books by her is probably Savannah from Savannah. It’s so cute!

  2. Ooh, there’s loads on your list I like the look of!

    I love Anita Shreve but haven’t read Testimony, so that’s going straight on my list, and I recently read and enjoyed The Rest of Her Life, so The Centre of Everything appeals too. But I REALLY want to read Howard’s End is on the Landing (can’t believe I forgot to put it on this list!) – it’s top of a small pile of Susan Hill books I must start on soon. If only there were more hours in the day! Hope you enjoy them all 🙂

  3. I’ve been wanting to read Susan Hill for a while but don’t know where to start. Do you have any recommendations? I love the title of the one you’ll be reading this spring, it’s fantastic!

    • That’s actually the first book I’ve encountered by Susan Hill, and I’m only 1/2 way at this point. I don’t know if I’d recommend something different or not. This is a great place to start, especially if you’re doing a similar reading challenge. You can also get some good recommendations from her as she reads through her own library.

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