Top Ten Tuesday: TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s prompt over at The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List.

New to me:

  1. Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton.  When Melissa @ Avid Reader’s Musings compared it to Pride & Prejudice I was intrigued, to say the least.
  2. Stardust by Neil Gaiman.  I saw the movie years ago and really enjoyed it. I’ve been meaning to read the book ever since.
  3. Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket. My son read this last year and I need to read it so we can discuss!  This will be a read aloud to my kids.
  4. When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket. Ditto the last one.
  5. Micro by Michael Crighton. If I’d done a Top Ten of favorite male authors, Crichton would’ve made the list.


  1. Hercule Poirot The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie. I want to re-ead all the Poirot mysteries in order of publication (or as close as I can get). I read The Mysterious Affair at Styles and Murder on the Links last year. The first 25 stories in this are next.
  2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie.  Probably my favorite Poirot story.
  3. The Big Four by Agatha Christie. I’m honestly not sure if this is a re-read or not. Christie was so prolific, and I’ve read so many of her works, that sometimes I just don’t remember if I’d read something or not.
  4. Sunshine by Robin McKinley.  Vampires, and demons, and cinnamon rolls, oh my!
  5. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Does this really need explanation?

Linking up with The Broke and the Bookish.

*** Hey all you book-lovers, do you love fashion too?  Do you ever wear outfits inspired by what you’ve been reading?  If so, or if this sounds intriguing, join me this Thursday, 3/20/14, for Thoughtful Third Thursday! ***

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: TBR

  1. mtsedwards says:

    Gaiman is my hero. Really, you ought to read the entire Sandman compendium. Yes, they’re graphic novels, but they’re the most horrific, brilliant, disturbing, beautiful, magical texts I’ve ever read. And that’s saying a lot since we both know how much I read.


      • mtsedwards says:

        Nope, the book is good for that one. And I believe the book has illustrations as well, so you’re all good. And Gaiman never illustrated his stories; there were a cadre of artists who worked with him. Which pissed me off when I started reading them because I’d fall in love with one style then have to get used to another (they were serialized comic books compiled later in graphic novel format).


  2. eloisej says:

    When it comes to Agatha Christie I think I’ve read all of them but there are so many of them and they all start to look alike at a point so I don’t really know. I do love her books though. 🙂


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      I know, right? They’re so good though! Last week, my son, who’s 8-1/2, asked me if he could watch Poirot with me. So, I picked a 1 hour episode that wasn’t a murder (The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim) and we watched. I thought for sure he would be bored, but he actually LOVED it! He asked if we could have a Poirot night once a month. Of course, I said yes. 🙂


  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library says:

    I LOVE Christie! I’m trying to read all of her books this year. The Big Four and Roger Ackroyd are both good ones. This may send the reading police to my house but I’ve never read a single Neil Gaiman. I don’t really like the episodes he’s written on Doctor Who so I’ve just avoided him. I know, I know, shameful! Great list! I haven’t thought of Lemony Snickett in years and it’s always great to find another Agatha fan! The book inspired clothing sounds intriguing so I’ll definitely be checking that out. I’ve done TV inspired outfits but I don’t think I’ve ever done book inspired outfits.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Ooh, you’re a Christie fan and a Whovian? Awesome!
      I’ve never read any Gaiman either, but after recs from Maricel (here in the comments), Melissa @ Avid Reader’Musings, and my sister (who has never steered me wrong), I think I have to!
      I’d love to see you back here for Thoughtful Third Thursday, whether you participate, or just browse the link up. 😀


  4. Stephanie says:

    This list is full of awesome! I LOVE Sunshine and I know a lot of McKinley fans were ambivalent so glad to meet another fan of the book. Just thinking about it brings on a craving for cinnamon rolls:) I also loved Stardust – both movie and book. I’ve been wanting to read Tooth and Claw for a while – thanks for the reminder!


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Thanks! Sunshine is really different from a lot of McKinley’s books, but I love it! I just read her new book Shadows, and it made me want to re-read Sunshine, as it has a similar feel.
      I’ve had SO many recommendations for Stardust. I’ve put both the book and graphic novel versions on hold at the library. 🙂
      I’m planning a mini-review for Tooth and Claw on Thursday, so come back for that. 🙂


  5. Sophia says:

    Clearly, you’re an Agatha Christie fan! 🙂 I haven’t really read that much of her work – only one Poirot novel, and a few short stories – but I do like her.
    As for the other books, I’ve only read The Hunger Games. But they all sound very intriguing!


  6. kateposeyphd says:

    So glad you mentioned Tooth and Claw–I looked it up on GoodReads and added it. I have never heard of author so am happy to discover someone new! This is a great list–thanks for sharing. 🙂


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