Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why


I’m one of those who does not care how many books are on my TBR. Goodreads has revolutionized my reading!  (Well, that and the internet that lets me know about way more books than I’ll ever have time to read). I occasionally go through my TBR on Goodreads and purge titles and apparently I’ve done too good a job at it, because this was hard!



This one sounds perfect for today! Social Distancers would be the update to the title, obviously. The Distancers: An American Memoir by Lee Sandlin.



I suppose I added this since it is a college-friends story, but it sounds darker for such stories than I would normally pick. What Happened to Sophie Wilder: A Novel by Christopher R. Beha.



Do editors know any other words for “economically disadvantaged” lives (ala being “poor”) than “hardscrabble?”. It crops up yet again in the description of this novel because all of Appalachia is “hardscrabble” according to anyone in Manhattan. Not sure why I liked the sound of this one now. The Funeral Dress: A Novel by Susan Gregg Gilmore.


1963 Mississippi? Country music dream? Maybe the Segregation storyline was what grabbed me? Hmmmmm. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.



Reading Around the World? Otherwise, not a clue why this one is on my TBR. My Name is Red by Oram Pamuk.



I might have put this one on my TBR to be my annual summer professional book. Not sure. Winning Without Losing by Martin Bjergegaard.




Truly no idea why this one caught my eye. Maybe it was in some book club or magazine? The kind of magazine you read at the dentist (well, USED TO READ at the dentist). The Daylight Marriage: A Novel by Heidi Pitlor.



Another one I might have read about at the dentist. What We Saw by Aaron Hartlzer.




Maybe Book #2 was free on Kindle and I thought I’d actually read it and would want to read book #1? Occasionally I do like a sweet romance, but…. The Preacher’s Lady by Lori Copeland.


Maybe a blog I like reviewed it? This was from before I started putting where I find a book in the “Review” field on Goodreads. I like dogs, but I’m not sure why I would single Rin Tin Tin out for a spot on my TBR. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean.


Have you read or reviewed any of these books? Leave me a comment or a link to your review.




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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

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    1. Your TTT was good–LES Miz is worth reading. I did most of it on Serial Reader app. It gives you a daily dose. I wasn’t faithful–I’d catch up a few weeks in a sitting but so good. Pay for the small upgrade.


  1. This topic was a little tough for me so I skipped it! It’s interesting though to see all the books people have come up with for this category. And yes haha The Distancers seems like an appropriate title!


  2. I remember having My Name is Red on my own list for a long, long time. For some reason, I’ve now taken it off. I don’t remember why I put it on the list, and I don’t remember why I took it off.

    Anything Susan Orlean writes is good. I haven’t read Rin-Tin-Tin but I bet it’s wonderful.

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  3. I don’t think I’m familiar with any of these. I don’t know if I’d want to read a whole book about Rin Tin Tin, but considering the author, I’m sure it’s great!

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