All Those Lists...

This post is also serving as The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday this week- books we wouldn't mind receiving for Christmas. 

'Tis the season for lists! And unlike the empty calories, long checkout lines, and cheesy songs, this is something I can get behind. I love lists- the organization, the structure, the precision. Needless to say, there might be a few more to come in the next few weeks, but for today here's the books I'd like based on all the other lists that have come out recently:

1. Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
2. The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti
3. The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
4. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
5. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
6. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
7. Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

8. A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra
9. Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
10. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
11. At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
12. A Guide to Being Born by Ramona Ausubel

Read any of these? Inspired by any lists out there?


  1. I can say #6 and #11 are pretty fabulous. In particular, The Sound of Things Falling was a really thought provoking read (it takes a lot for me to say that).

  2. #8 was fantastic, the story really drew me in from the first page and I thought the writing was wonderful. I really want to read #4...maybe in the new year? :)

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  3. Great list! :) Happy Holidays!

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    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
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  4. I'd really like to read Five Days At Memorial (even though I have a terrible track record when it comes to non-fiction). I loved The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells! I hope you get some wonderful book gifts this Xmas!