I’m joining in the Top Ten Tuesday linky about the 10 (or 12 in my case) books on my to be read (TBR) list for this summer. It is a great opportunity to look at the bookshelf and assess what’s been there too long, and what I am eager to read this summer.
On my audible list I have recently downloaded the following:
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova – I love her books, although they can be terribly sad and depressing. I particularly enjoyed reading and re-reading “Inside the O’Brien’s” about Huntingtons disease, and “Every Note Played” about ALS was good but I found it depressing. I have already seen the movie of Still Alice (brilliant), so I am sure the book will be even better.
- Losing my virginity by Richard Branson – kinda old and random huh? Well I read Alan Sugar’s autobiography in the last lockdown and couldn’t put it down; I do enjoy biographies and particularly love reading about interesting jobs; e.g. like Farming (The Yorkshire Shepherdess).
- Room by Emma Donoghue – I’ve seen the movie so I know how disturbing this book will be; which is possibly why I have put it off; but its been on my list for awhile now.
Physical books on my bookshelf to be read:
4. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – it seems like everyone has read this book, to where it is almost a classic now. I haven’t watched the TV show yet either, but am eager to watch that too. Another disturbing but dytopian novel this one.
5. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer – I was a big Twilight fan 10 years ago (Team Edward), so I was pleased that Stephanie finally decided to finish this book. After someone leaked the first few chapters online she swore she would never finish it, but hurrah – Twilight from Edward’s point of view.
6. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – This was a present and had been recommended a few times, so I am looking forward to trying this.
7. 15 minute parenting 8-12 year olds – This was recommended by a fellow blogger; I have just started it and already it has some great tips for interacting with grumpy tweens and playing and reading with them; helping with bullies etc.
8. My Sister’s keeper – Jodi Picoult – I’ve read a lot of her books, most of them were brilliant. I particularly loved “Small Great Things” and “The Pact” and “Lone Wolf”, though I couldn’t get into “Spark of Light” her newer book.
9. Failosophy by Elizabeth Day – One of close friend bought me this, I dipped in and looks really interesting, so I am sure I will enjoy it. I am intrigued by the stories of famous/important people who have failed and what they learned from it. Elizabeth also has a popular podcast.
10. Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – because it has been recommended to me quite a few times now.
11. The Marriage by K.L Slater – I haven’t read any of her books before, but this is our current book club book for this month, so i will definitely be reading this. It sounds intriguing – marrying the man who killed your son!
12. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano – this will be next month’s book club book and is one I remember seeing at the bookshop and being intrigued by the blurb. This is a bout a young boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash.
2 thoughts on “My Summer Reading List (TBR)”
I’ve only read Still Alice which was excellent, and My Sisters Keeper. A couple have been on my TBR for ages though
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I just finished Still Alice and yes it was brilliant, so easy to read, although so sad at the end.
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