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Some weeks I come up with fewer than ten answers to the prompt. This week I had eleven!
1. Memory Craft: Improve your memory using the most powerful methods from around the world by Lynne Kelly
Will this book be helpful? I don’t know, but I’m curious to see what it recommends!
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I decided to read this because so many of my fellow Top Ten Tuesday bloggers enjoyed it. You’ve all convinced me to give it a try.
3. Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth by Helen Pilcher
If you ever meet me in real life and want me to blab without stopping, bring up human evolution, ecology, zoology, or climate change. I would happily discuss any of those topics with anyone for ages!
4. Outsmart Your Anxious Brain: Ten Simple Ways to Beat the Worry Trick by David A. Carbonell
My anxiety is mild most of the time, but I’m always on the lookout for new coping techniques for it.
5. Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc
I was the sort of kid who adored the original, sometimes gruesome versions of fairy tales. Some of those stories were incredibly politically incorrect at times, so I’m very interested in revisiting them from a social justice angle.
6. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
The Ballad of Black Tom is a retelling of H. P. Lovecraft’s story “The Horror at Red Hook.” I can’t wait to see what it’s like.
7. Greenwood by Michael Christie
Since this is a Canadian novel, I don’t expect most Top Ten Tuesday participants to already be aware of it. I’m excited about it because it tells stories set in the same setting in four different eras: 1934, 1974, 2008, and 2034. I love it when authors do this. It makes the universes they create feel so expansive.
8.The Season: A Social History of the Debutante by Kristen Richardson
I was the sort of girl and am the sort of woman who dislikes dresses, high heels, and wearing makeup because of how physically uncomfortable they all are to wear for me. High heels are painful, lace is unbearably itchy, and I’ve had many allergic reactions to makeup.
I totally respect the fact that folks from many different genders enjoy this stuff today, but the thought of anyone donning all of those things at once and on purpose both horrifies and fascinates me. It’s going to be interesting to see how it was handled across various eras and cultures in the past.
9. History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times by Mary Frances Berry
I don’t usually make references to politics on this blog, but I’m a U.S. citizen who is deeply concerned about what’s going on in my birth country. My reasons for being interested in this book are pretty self explanatory, I think.
10. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
I love memoirs, old houses, and thinking about the people who lived in old houses decades ago.
This autobiography truly has it all.
11. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Isn’t this a fabulous title? I know very little about Indian culture or the Sikh religion in general and am looking forward to changing that.
Let me join the choir, ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ is BRILLIANT. I might re-read it just so that I can post a proper 5-star review on Goodreads. So good. 🙂
‘Life Changing’ sounds like something I need to read…
Yay! So glad to hear that. Hope you like “Life Changing.”
OMG, reaaaad Erotics Stories for Punjabi Widows! It is glorious and funny, and the women and how they interact with each other and *around* their culture’s expectations it’s just… so good! THis is such a diverse List Lydia, with titles I really need to check out further!
Thank you, Verushka! I’m almost at the top of the library waitlist for “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.”
I only really know Evelyn Hugo but I hope you enjoy all the books on this tbr when you get to them.
I just requested Evelyn Hugo from the library. Life Changing sounds really good.
Enjoy! And I hope you like Life Changing, too, if you read it.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was one of my favorites of 2018. Definitely deserves the hype. Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks! So glad you liked it so much.
Very nice list! I also want to read the Taylor Jenkins Reid – I loved her Daisy Jones!
Thank you, Davida. I hope you like it.
I really liked Seven Husbands and showing how toxic the early Hollywood machine was towards women and LGBT. Greenwood is one I’m really excited for and hope to get to before the year is out. I hope you enjoy all these books!!
You’re making me even more interested in Seven Husbands now. Wow!
I think I own The Ballad of Black Tom, but I didn’t realize it was a retelling! (I haven’t read it yet.) Great list. 🙂
Thank you! Do you think you’ll read it? Or have you already read it?
The only book on here I have on my physical TBR is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! I read some raving reviews about it, but for some reason I keep postponing on picking it up? People told me it doesn’t read as historical fiction so I should definitely give it a go though.
I hope you like it. 🙂
I really need to get a copy of that Outsmart Your Anxious Brain book! Especially with everything that’s going on right now. 🙂
I’d love to know what you think of The Ballad of Black Tom. I’ve heard his stuff is very dark. Great list!
Thank you. I don’t know yet if I’ll blog about it. We’ll see. 🙂
I hope you can get to all of them!
There are a lot on here I want to read now! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome. Happy reading!
I’ve read a book on memory before, and the techniques are pretty good (I don’t know about this one, but I’m assuming it’s similar). At the time, my memory was really bad because of aspartame poisoning. Memory techniques won’t solve any medical memory problems, but it will make remembering things easier (if you use them).
Oh, that’s good to know. And, no, I don’t have any medical memory problems. I just like to learn new stuff.
History teaches us to resist is a book I’m going to get. Great book I’ve never heard of. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/03/ttt-031720.html
You’re welcome. Hope you like it.
Evelyn Hugo really is good. I hope you love it!
Thank you! My fingers are crossed. What did you like most about it?
I LOVED Evelyn Hugo sooo much! I hope you do too! I think you’ve got a great list! 🙂
Thank you very much. Glad you liked that book.
Oooh the anxiety one sounds interesting! That struggle is real for me. I really enjoyed Punjabi Widows, hope you do too!
I hope that anxiety book helps you if you read it. And glad to hear you liked the Punjabi Widows story.
Whoa, as someone with a passing interest in historical fashion, The Season: A Social History of the Debutante sounds great. Added to TBR, thank you!
I hope you like all the books on your TBR!!! I’ve also heard only good things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!
Thank you! And glad to hear it.
So many bloggers are singing the praises of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I hope you enjoy it. 😀
Looks like a fun list! I’ve been meaning to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for ages! I hope you enjoy all these books!
Thank you very much! I hope you like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, too.
I love how your list includes so many non-fiction books!
I feel like a lot of bloggers and readers overlook non-fic, which stinks because they’re AMAZING.
Thank you! Yeah, there aren’t a lot of blogs out there that talk about non-fiction. I wish there were more of us.
I’ve only read Evelyn Hugo, and unfortunately, I didn’t love it. But I know I’m very much in the minority and I loved the other books I’ve read by her. I hope you enjoy it!
That’s good to know. Thanks.
I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! Hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks. My fingers are crossed.
Wow thats an interesting list!
Thanks for stopping by!
Great list! Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows has been on my TBR far too long, I need to get to that one. I loved Evelyn Hugo – I hope you enjoy it! The Season and Disfigured both sound really interesting, I’ll have to check them out. Happy reading!
Thanks. You, too! Glad you liked the Evelyn Hugo book.
oh dope, Outsmart your anxious brain sounds awesome!
I know, right? 🙂
Ooh several of these look awesome. Life Changing for sure, and the Taylor Jenkins-Reid book as well.
Cool. Hope you like them if you read them.
Yay, I was looking for more spiritual/self-help a while ago, but the recs dried up.
Glad I could help. 🙂
Is there a better time for Outsmart Your Anxious Brain? I’ll have to check that one out.
Heh, I don’t think there is!
What a varied list! I’ve seen The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on a lot of lists as well. I hope you like it!
Thanks a lot.
I’m actually about to start Greenwood! It looks really good!
Oh, awesome. Hope you like it!
Evelyn Hugo was awesome! I hope you love it. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.
You’re welcome, and I’m glad to hear you liked that book.
Oooh, I hadn’t heard of The Ballad of Black Tom, and I haven’t read Lovecraft’s story, but I think I need to check that out. I’ve heard good things about that author, and it sounds great!
The Ballad of Black Tom is on my list too!
Yay! Hope you like it.
Greenwood sounds really good. I liked both Dreamland Burning and Unsheltered, not to mention Midwinterblood. Same setting, different times is an excellent approach. I have heard that Erotic Stories actually includes…erotic stories, which kind of caught a few readers off guard, lol!
Oh, wow, I didn’t know that. Thanks for the heads up. I thought it was just a saucy title. LOL.
I’m one of the bloggers who raved about Evelyn Hugo — looking forward to hearing what you think! The Season sounds really interesting, and I also plan to read Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows at some point. Enjoy!
Thank you. It could very well have been your ravings about it that made me decide to try it. 🙂
Ooh, Evelyn Hugo is one of my favorites. I really hope you enjoy that one.
Thank you! Glad you liked it so much.
The Yellow House is on my list, too. I started it in audiobook and will need to switch to print,,,too many people to hold in my head.
I hope the switch helps.
Great list! Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is on my TBR not for spring though. Happy reading <3
Thanks. You, too!
Evelyn Hugo utterly destroyed me, but in that awesome way only the best of books can get you. I hope you enjoy it! Glad we all convinced you to read it- people mentioning it on their blogs is what got me to read it, too.
Now I’m even more interested in it.
And it’s cool you decided to read it for the same reason.
Ooh, Greenwood sounds intriguing – like you, I enjoy it so much when authors give us this sort of sweeping view of a place / culture.
Enjoy your reads!
Thank you. Happy reading!
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space sounds interesting. Enjoy your spring reads, Lydia!
Thanks. You, too!
I’ve heard so much about the Seven Husbands ones that I’m curious about it, and it’s not my type of genre at all!
Good luck with your list and happy reading. 🙂
Heh, I hope you like it if you read it.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is so good!
So glad to hear that.
I should probably read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” – so many people have read it, and I admit my curiosity is getting the best of me!
I hope you like it if you do!
Yessssss! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was one of my top reads of last year. I hope you enjoy it and all the others on your TBR. Happy reading 🙂
Thank you for your kind wishes!
Maybe I will pick up Evelyn Hugo soon as well. Happy reading!
I hope you like it if you do.
I’ve seen a lot of bloggers rave about Evelyn Hugo but I’ve never really thought it would be for me. Maybe I should give it a try someday 🙂
If you do, enjoy!
Great list! I’ve been curious about Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows for a long time, so I’m excited to hear what you think 🙂
YES! I really hope that you enjoy Evelyn Hugo, Lydia. That book absolutely wrecked me in the best way and made TJR an auto-buy author for me. Books with so much hype usually scare me but I really hope this lives up to it for you 😀 Haha great list and happy reading!
Thanks, Dini. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.
Lydia, these are all new to me – I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
Evelyn Hugo is on my list as well, I keep hearing so many great things about it! And the book on anxiety might be something for me as well…
I LOVED Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, hope you’ll love it too!
Aww, thanks! Glad you loved it.
Oooh I hope you love Evelyn Hugo! It’s one of my favorites! <3
Thank you very much.
I’ve been hearing so much about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo lately as well, but I don’t think I’ve been able to convince myself to read it quite yet. I might need to check into that anxiety book though. I hope you enjoy all of these!
Thank you. Happy reading!
Oooh these all look so interesting!
I’ve heard so many good things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, apparently the audio is amazing too! I can’t decide which format I want to try it on?? XD
I hope you enjoy all of these reads!!
Happy Reading! <3
Yay! Thank you! And glad to hear the audiobook version of that title is good.