Top Ten Tuesday- Wish List

This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us for ten books we'd like to purchase right now. I'm going to split this and do five for myself and five for my son, since I've been wanting to get a few new ones for him. We've been reading SO much this summer (2-6 books a day! It's been great) and I'm getting a little burnt out on his library. 

My Choices, Oversimplified 

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell: desire, consequences, exploitation 

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Africa, colonization, generations

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge: Race, family, science experiment 

The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe: growing-up, adventure, relationships

Vinegar Girl by Ann Tyler: family, deportation, Shakespeare (Hogarth)

Books for Sawyer

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter: These mules are taking books around town to share the wealth (book mules, OKAY?)

Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?: Sawyer has been really, really into Richard Scarry lately, so I'm trying to add to his collection

Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus by Edward Hemingway: I'm sure most parents are familiar with this creature... 

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker: This is by the same lady that wrote Good Night, Good Night Construction Site, which is one of Sawyer's favorites right now (as are trains)

Maple by Lori Nichols: I know this is about ultimately getting a new sibling, but I like the idea of the parents planting a tree when their daughter is born and her growing up with it.  


  1. We just took out Steam Train, Dream Train from the library and it's a beautiful book! So much to look at and talk about on each page.

  2. So sweet that you focused on your child's books as well, even with this imaginary exercise!

  3. I'd totally buy a ton of books for my kiddo as well. I can't help it. She gets more books than I do these days. :)

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

  4. My TTT is mostly books for our Little Bug. And we are going to the library today, so I'm going to have to keep an eye out for Biblioburro, which sounds awesome. Book mules? Yes!

  5. Vinegar Girl wasn't for me, but I hope you get to read and love it soon! :D My Top Ten Tuesday!

  6. Great list! I haven't heard of any of these so I'll have to check them out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Motherly love seeks not its own - always including the kids needs. I love it.
    I had a lot of fun doing some imaginary book shopping with my post as well