March 15, 2016

My Spring TBR

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books on my Spring TBR. This is hilarious because I have no idea. My world is in a bit of upheaval right now, so the things I put on my list today, may be completely irrelevant by May. But, hey, I'm game.

First: work-type stuff -

The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives by Sasha Abramsky - Pretty obvious, right?

A Hope In The Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind - Also pretty self-explanatory.

Serving Urban Teens by the American Library Association - Yup.

Reading for Their Life: (re)building the textual lineages of African American adolescent males by Alfred W. Tatum - Those are some big words. I hope I can read this.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond - This is getting depressing.

Next: YA stuff -

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - I don't know what this is about, but I do know that the big deal is that it is printed like emails, or memos, and different stuff.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby - This is a Sequoyah Award nominee

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - Sequoyah nominee also.

Next: Fun stuff -

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - This is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Squee!!

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina - A young Latina woman lives in New York in the Summer of Sam. Eeek!

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye - A Jane Eyre retelling, but Jane is a vigilante killer.

The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon - The new Commisario Brunetti novel!!

That's 10, right? We'll see what actually happens.