Thursday, December 22, 2016

What Does Your Upcoming TBR Look Like?

Books
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I am not the kind of person who often takes stock of her TBR—like pretty much everyone else on the planet, I have a list of titles I certainly mean to read but have not gotten around to. At least not yet.

Still, since I’m on Winter Break and I am actually powering through a lot more books than I expected, I thought it might be a good idea to think about what is on my immediate TBR. And by that I mean these are books I have in my possession or have put on hold.

The nice thing about libraries is they give you a deadline to finish things. Deadlines are my jam.

Anyway, here are ten titles I’m excited to start reading soon:

1. The Odyssey by Homer
2. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
3. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
4. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
5. The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
6. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
7. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
8. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
9. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
10. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Of course, it is also worth saying that on Tuesday I rededicated my life to Scooby-Doo, so I also expect something like seven DVDs to be waiting for me at the library pretty soon (much to the chagrin of my younger sisters; apparently I am too old for that nonsense, which is a lie).

And that leads me to today’s discussion question: What are you currently reading? What do you plan to read over the next couple of weeks? Also, if you’ve read anything on my TBR, what were your thoughts?

16 comments :

  1. You are never too old for Scooby-Doo! That's my go-to show when I'm sick or need a pick me up.

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    1. Abso-friggin-lutely! *hives fellow fan*

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  2. I just finished the INCREDIBLE Spinster trilogy by Holly Bourne. I dunno if you can get them in the US, but they're totally fabulous and so realistic with a focus on female friendship. I'm also listening to the audiobook of Bright Smoke, Cold Fire. Up nest: Our Chemical heart, Pride and Prejudice, A Room With A View, The Ask and the Answer, and probably fangirl. Holidays are the actual best. I've only read Persepolis. I didn't really like it when I was 12, but I really enjoyed it the second time round a few months ago.

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    1. That's awesome! I love female friendships in fiction. :) They are the best! It sounds like you have a lot of great books in your future, so I hope you enjoy them! And yeah, I can see how Persepolis might not appeal to a younger audience, but it's a good story to grow into.

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  3. I just finished Fangirl (a reread), Like Smoke (short stories by an Indian author-nice concept, I'm pretty sure I could write them better). Persepolis is really good (at least I really like it-I think I recommended it a while ago :D ) I've heard a lot about The Female of The Species, and I enjoyed Not A Drop To Drink and it's sequel, so I hope you enjoy it :). I've never watched Scooby Doo, but I love Disney and don't let my brother say it's dumb, so you can probably ignore the sisters.
    PS. It's so nice to see your posts again. Obviously I missed you

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    1. I haven't heard of Not a Drop to Drink, so I'll have to look that one up! And yes, do not let your pesky brother tell you that Disney is dumb, because it is not! And you can tell him I said so.

      Thanks! I'm glad to be back. :)

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  4. Like Shanti, I have finished the Spinster Trilogy and am now reading Viva Alice (which is part of an Irish middle grade series) to clear my mind before reading The Death Cure by James Dashner and The Kill Order afterwards *cries* I know I'm gonna dislike them both but at least I'll be able to judge the series compared to other dystopian novels #notworthit

    After that I plan to read One by Sarah Crossan and also Nothing Tastes as Good and The Grisha Trilogy. Afterwards, I shall tackle ME BEFORE YOU which I bought this year but never read and many, many more :) but :(

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    1. Ooh, that sounds really cool. I'm sorry that you're not going to enjoy the next books, though (I think I saw your reviews on Goodreads—blah) so I hope you find a really great book in the near future.

      The Grisha Trilogy is a series I've really enjoyed! I hope you like it to. :) And let me know how Me Before You is, too. My sisters really like that book.

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  5. Huge. I have one more week of winter break left, and there's still so much to read. Not that I'm complaining.

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    1. XDD Oh dear. I hope that you spend your last week filled with awesome books you don't regret reading.

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  6. I don't think I've said this yet, so GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE BLOGGING WORLD!!! :D

    I don't often take stock of my TBR either. If I happen to have extra time, I just pluck the first book off the list and read that. :p I do have a list of review copies that I have to get through, but apart from that, I don't really even know what's on there. :p

    Right now, I'm reading The Book Jumper, an ARC. The idea is really good (kinda like Inkheart, only the reader jumps into books), but I'm not into the characters or the writing. I'm hoping that it's because it's an ARC and the final version will be much better written, but at the moment, it's leaving a lot to be desired.

    I actually read The Odyssey about a year ago. Personally, I found the first half rather boring, but it got pretty epic close to the midpoint.
    I wanna read The Princess Diarist and Heartless too! ... someday.


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    1. THANK YOU I AM GLAD TO SEE YOU TOO

      XD Yeah... When you have so many books to read, you can just lose track of the entire concept, really. It's amazing how out of sight, out of mind can work.

      Aw, that's too bad. If you were a beta reader, I might have more hope, but if they're already in ARC stage, then I'd imagine that they're done with the huge and major revisions? I'm not sure. I'd have to learn more.

      Yeah... I'm sort of in a lull right now and it is a struggle.

      I've already gotten through Heartless! We'll have to compare notes when you get to it!

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  7. I don't really keep track of what I've read or what I want to read. I write down books I take out from the library so I don't forget which ones I've read, but beyond that I have a list of two or three I want to read next and I just leave it at that. I want to read I am Malala next, but beyond that I don't really have a plan. You'll have to tell me how The Princess Diarist is, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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    1. *nods* I like keeping tack of how many times I've reread something, and so on and so forth, but your way works too. :) I've read I Am Malala—it seemed like the kind of book that would be good for a younger audience! And I liked The Princess Diarist, although Fisher's flowery writing from her 19-year-old diary is quite something... And people think Bella Swan was dramatic.

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  8. These all look quite good! I haven't read any of them, but The Female of the Species is a maybe, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. Some books on my immediate TBR are A Shade of Difference by Allen Drury, Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones, and American Spring by Walter Borneman.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. I really liked The Female of the Species, so you should check it out! And I haven't heard of any of your books, although Constable & Toop just sounds like it's asking to be amazing. You'll have to tell me what you think!

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