This weeks theme, as created by The Broke and the Bookish, is books recently added to your TBR list. My TBR list is running out of control, in fact I estimate that if I read all the books that are on my list that I own, I wouldn’t need to buy another book for at least five years. Just think of all that money I’d be saving…
March 31: Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List
My TBR list currently stands at well over 100 books, and I purchase far too many books far too frequently, so this is going to be easy! It also comes at a very opportune time, since the end of the month is when I write my book-hauls (new books for my TBR people!) As always, this list is in no particular order, other than the fact they are all books I purchased this month.
1. The 100 by Kass Morgan
I’ve been hearing so much about the TV series lately, especially from people in the U.S., that I just had to pick this book up to see what all the fuss is about. I believe it’s being hailed as the new ‘Lost’. Whatever it is, to be attracting the level of attention it’s been receiving of late, there must be something worth discovering here! Thanks to my Dad who bought it for me last weekend, even if I didn’t leave him much choice.
2. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
This was the other book my Dad bought me on Waterstones ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ offer on Saturday. The number of people instagramming this book engraved it firmly on my radar, and ultimately led me to pick it up. If the title and cover are anything to go by, this should be a beautiful read.
3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
This is the only Rainbow Rowell book I didn’t own until this month. I’ve been searching the internet for a reasonably priced hardcover, but I couldn’t locate one, so I caved and bought the paperback. As yet, I’ve only read ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell, which I enjoyed, and I’m always on the lookout for interesting, well-written contemporaries, to save for a rainy day.
4. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Every month or two I get send a catalogue from TheBookPeople, highlighting some of their best offers. This series drew me in because one of the set of five had ‘giraffe’ in the title, and a giraffe on the front cover. Fun fact: I love giraffes, they are my favourite animal, so when I saw a five book set (this being the first) for less than £5, I had to buy it. Apparently, they are great mystery novels. We’ll see.
5. The Humans by Matt Haig
This book has been getting a lot of high praise, and has been dubbed along the lines of ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time’, which when first read, I loved. I believe it’s deep and meaningful and beautiful, so I might have to save this one for post-exams, not when I’m feeling depressed with the amount of revision I’m going to have to do over the next couple of months!
6. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Having loved ‘We Were Liars’, I felt compelled to pick up another E. Lockhart book, and this was the one that jumped out at me. I believe it’s another young adult contemporary. Since I went into Liars blind (you should too, should you choose to pick it up), I’ve decided to adopt the same strategy with this one, and if it’s anything like Liars, I know I’ll love it.
7. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Did you know that DUFF stands for “Designated Ugly Fat Friend?” No? Neither did I – I thought it was about a pregnant teenager! It was one of the reasons that led me to pick it up; it sounds so random and interesting. I’ve been getting a sort of ‘Mean Girls’ vibe from the book community, and who doesn’t love ‘Mean Girls?!’
8. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
This is a book I’ve been meaning to purchase for ages, mainly so that I could read it during winter, as it sounds like a great Christmassy romance. Clearly, I didn’t. Still, it’s a quick contemporary, and I’ve got another David Levithan book lined up, but I really want to read this first. I might read it on a scorching hot summers day (or mildly warm and not raining, since I’m in England).
9. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
‘Mary Poppins’ was my second favourite Disney film when I was younger (only beaten by ‘The Lion King’), and since watching ‘Saving Mr Banks’ last Christmas, I am now obsessed with all things Mary – I even bought a Mary Poppins Pop Vinyl! I’m really interested to read this book, and I hope I can appreciate it on a different level than the movie.
10. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Ben from Benjaminoftomes is responsible for this final addition to my TBR. He featured it on a video or two a couple of months back, pitching it as a dystopian ‘Hunger Games’-esque read. Since ‘The Hunger Games’ is one of my favourite trilogies, I have high hopes for this book.
I’m not entirely sure when I’m going to get to any of these novels. I don’t really plan what I’m going to read in any particular month, but if I were pushed to guess which three will get read first, I’d go with ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Fire & Flood’ and ‘Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares’. I shall let you know.
Have you read any of these 10 books? Which should I read first?
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