Top Ten Tuesday- Recently Added

This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us what the last ten books added to our TBR piles have been (these are all books in my possession, not just ones I mean to buy). Most are gifts from the holidays. 

1. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nut: This is for our English Department book club and I'm really looking forward to it. It is our job as educators to be aware of what's going on with our students.

2. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende- I tend to like old Allende better, but I'm still a fan.

3. Notorious RGB by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik- So much respect.

4. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Klegg- Amazon was having a 30% off any book sale during the holidays so I grabbed this one on a whim.

5. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving- I'm hearing it's horrible. But, it's John. 

6. Euphoria by Lily King- I suggested this one for book club (we'll read it later in the year) and it was voted in.

7. Batman and Psychology by Travis Langly- He is the most realistic superhero, after all.

8. Why We Write About Ourselves by Meredith Maran- I received this ARC after loving her first collection (this one is, too, of memoirists). 

9. Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann- He could start writing technical guides for hanging your flatscreen and I'd be all over them.

10. Maus by Art Speigelman- I think this one is up next! 


  1. I have yet to read more Isabel Allende outside of The House of Spirits. Will have to do so one of these days...Ooh, looking forward to reading your thoughts on Did You Ever Have a Family; I keep seieng this book around (GoodReads, other blogs, Amazon, etc.) and am wondering if it's a sign or something, haha.

    My TTT

  2. I have the audio version of Isabel Allende's book and am hoping I will like it. I have only read one book by her (The Ripper) and didn't care for it. I hear her older stuff is better. Oh, Maus is awesome! I hope you like it.

  3. I've never read Allende, but I'm definitely interested in trying her work. :)

    Check out my TTT and Music Monday.

  4. I want to try and read Maus at some point! Great list! :-) I hope you enjoy these books when you get around to them.

  5. Well I really liked the Irving but accept I'm in the minority.

  6. Hi. I love the title The Notorious RBG. So funny. Isabel Allende is such a great writer. I'll have to check this one out. Great list!
    My TTT

  7. Guilty- I haven't heard of these but I'm intrigued to have a peek at their full synopsis' on Goodreads- thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy these :-)

    I've recently posted <a href=">my TTT post as to what I've added to my TBR list</a> if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day :-) xo

  8. Definitely just added Batman and Psychology to my list!