Reading with Kat

Working Mother Book Blogger

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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)

  1. 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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    1. katchambers says:

      I just finished Still Alice and yes it was brilliant, so easy to read, although so sad at the end.

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