Top Ten Tuesday- Thus Far

This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us for the top ten book we've read so far this year. Considering I've only read a little over twice that many I don't feel like I have a ton to choose from, but I'll go with it:

1. The Selected Works of TS Spivet by Reif Larsen- A rare reread about a young cartographer that travels across the country to accept a prize from the Smithsonian (they think he's an adult).

2. Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas- A memoir about working to pay off student loan debt and not selling out.

3. The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne- A memoir about a Mormon man with turetts and how he becomes a librarian. 

4. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink- An account of the horrors that happened in the five days following Hurricane Katrina. It raises some serious ethical questions!

5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe- Implications of colonialism in Africa.

6. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood- A science fiction novel set in the near future (book one of a trilogy).

7. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey- A couple relocates to Alaska to escape their troubles and ends up developing a bond with a mysterious young girl who comes to visit from the Alaskan forest.

8. The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got There by Amanda Ripley- Ripley studies education in other parts of the world in comparison to the United States.

9. Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw- Aw weaves together five narratives of people in China as they try to make it professionally and personally.

10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- Classic!

How about you? 


  1. Did you hear that the trilogy by Margaret Atwood is going to be turned into...I want to say miniseries? I think I'll need to bump the books up on my list now ;)

    Great list! My TTT

  2. You have so much diversity in type of book on this list! I finally got my hands on Oryx and Crake, but still haven't had time to read it. I'm so behind on Atwood books it's crazy, considering how much I've loved the couple I've read. And Huck Finn has always been a classic favourite of mine :)

  3. I see some classics on this list. Good for you. I liked the Snow Child but it sure was weird.

  4. The Snow Child is such a gorgeous book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! :-) Great list!

  5. I read Things Fall Apart back in high school and seeing it here on your list really made me want to reread it :)

  6. I'm even more intrigued by the Atwood trilogy now that I've heard it's going to be an HBO of these days!