Top Ten Books On My Spring To Be Read List

It is the first day of Spring!  And it is snowing and windy and all together not at all springish here (not that it is ever especially springish… winter drags on with spurts of possible spring quashed with more snow, fog or cold).  A perfect day to consider my to read list for the months to come.  Therefore, I am teaming up with the Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday.  This week’s challenge… The top ten books on my spring to be read list.

  1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  I am about 2/3 of the way through Catching Fire, so the obvious progression will be to read Mockingjay.  I quite like the series and am far too attached to the characters.
  2. Toronto Notes 2012 Edition.  I kind of wish this was not on my Spring to read list.  I mean, I love medical books, but this is not exactly light reading about things that interest me.  Well, some of the things interest me, but some make me want to do stick a scalpel in my eye (and I hate surgery, so this is quite a feat).  But, it is because the LMCC is looming and I really need to get my study on… So, it is included.  So sad.
  3. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult.  I recently ordered this from Amazon to top up an order for free shipping.  I love Jodi Picoult’s books… They always get me thinking and keep me on my toes.  I am sure this will not be an exception.
  4. The Circle book series by Ted Dekker.  Patrick got this a while back and is almost done it.  I have been frothing at the mouth for this book since pre-CaRMS tour.  Mainly because it is so big and beautiful on the outside (see this post), but also because it sounds intriguing with alternate universe/reality stuff going on and a lot of Biblical parallels.
  5. Any of Emily Griffin’s books, perhaps Something Borrowed.  I do not possess these books,  but I keep hearing all kinds of wonderful, despite the fact that I did not think I would read them.  And now I think that I will.  So, I am going to hit up the library or book store or a very lovely friend to acquire and read these over the next few months.
  6. The Lord of the Rings series by R. R. Tolken.  I once started The Fellowship of the Ring and gave it up after the first few chapters.  I think I need to give it another good go.  I wasn’t a big fan of the movies (stone me now), but I heard the books are better.  If I can get my hands on these, they will be read this spring.
  7. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.  I know, I already have one of her books in my list.  But I could read many of them because I have so many left to read.  But, in all seriousness, this one is one of the most appealing to me because it deals with end-of-life care, and that is one of my big passions.
  8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  There is something intriguing about this book to me… I think it is also a movie, that I wanted to see… But I am not sure.  Needless to say, I would like to read it.
  9. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor.  Because I am a medical student and I think it is cool that she wrote about having a stroke.  Because it most certainly is.
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  A fascinating story about the human and technologic side of science and so much more.  It looks intriguing and yet I have a feeling I will not like what I see when I actually read it.

There we have it… Ten(ish) of the books I want to read this spring.

What is on your to read list this spring?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Books On My Spring To Be Read List

  1. I noticed on the right side of your blog “books I have my nose in” and Out of the saltshaker and into the world by Rebecca Pipert caught my eye. I remember reading that 25 years ago and it shaped my understanding on evangelism like nothing else. It is a great read.

    • I am reading it with our small group. We have only done the first chapter (chapter two is this week). I love it thus far… So funny and so honest. It is already starting to change my perspective on evangelism. Plus, it is the “new, updated 25th anniversary edition.” So, it has questions and added chapters on how to deal with things like post-modernism and new age faith, and the issues that come up in a society where most everyone has heard about God, but rejected the concept of Christianity. Promising to be a great read.

  2. The undergrad’s summer reading was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks! I keep meaning to read it myself. Being an undergrad though, I made a summer reading list : ) Some include To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, A Reason for God (Tim Keller), Steve Jobs’ bio, and East of Eden (again).

    • Nice! I do like summer reading lists… They got me through some of undergrad. My schooling/work is now year-round, so I make lists and get excited if I accomplish even a part of them.
      Oh, I do want to read A Reason for God (someone just recommended it to me the other day). Great list!
      Also, thanks for following my blog!

  3. I need to read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close so I can see the movie.

    I read The Hunger Games series all in one gulp before Christmas. Once you start, you just can’t stop! =)

    • That is my theory too, though I almost went to see the movie because I didn’t know there was a book.

      I know, the hunger games a ridiculously addictive. I have been pacing myself between everything else I have to do/read, but whenever I pick it up, there needs to be something pretty big happening to pull me back away.

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  5. I was all excited after reading your other Top Ten Tuesday because Anne is one of my favorite books…but you’ve crushed my hopes because The Lord of the Rings is my other favorite book! I hope you do get around to reading them. I know some people think the beginning is slow, particularly the little intro about the history of pipeweed and whatnot…but maybe you’ll find something interesting! Have you read The Hobbit? Some people like it much better.

    • Too funny. Well, hopefully “The Lord of the Rings” will move up my list to be a favourite once I get around to reading it. I think the slow start is what deterred me the first time I tried to read it (and I didn’t try to read it for very long from what I recall). I haven’t read “The Hobbit” either, sadly. I need to read it, as well. Thanks for the encouragement. Hopefully that will keep me reading if the starting is slow!
      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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