My TBR List #1

6 Nov 2017

It's no secret that I love to read and I have done since I was young. I used to get through so many books a month and I always carried one with me, just in case there was a chance that I'd get to read a few pages. I also used to be a big collector of books, so if I read the first in a series, I had to have the whole set - there was the Harry Potter series, the Twilight series, that 'Mates, Dates and...' series and so many others, including a mountain of Jacqueline Wilson books. But as I've got older, I've found it increasingly difficult to put time aside for reading. It's my own fault because I take on way too much work, but sometimes I do wish that I could just have a few days to relax with a book.

Now, just because I don't have a lot of time to read, that doesn't mean that I haven't been buying books or mentally adding some to my TBR list. So today, I'm going to share with you all a few that I have really been wanting to get my teeth into lately.

The Girl On The Train // Paula Hawkins
I remember there being a huge hype around The Girl On The Train when the film came out, but I actually had no idea that the story came from a book. I really enjoyed the film when I watched it, but as always, I suspected that there was more in the book, so I knew it was something I wanted to read. I love a psychological thriller and this story also incorporates a bit of crime, so I think this is something that I will thoroughly enjoy.

The Humans // Matt Haig
There's a phenomenon where you learn about something then you hear or see it everywhere afterwards (there's definitely a word for it, but I can't think of what it is), and that's exactly what I had with Matt Haig. I bought this book a while back, not really knowing much about Matt Haig, but since then, I've seen him all over social media. I love all of the things he stands for, so I just know that I'm going to love this book, as well as all of his others when I get round to buying them.

The Little Paris Bookshop // Nina George
I keep hearing about this book, yet it is still not on my shelf. I think I need to fix that. This book is about a man who is done with daily life, so sets up a 'literary apothecary' on a boat that he sails in France and prescribes books to fix peoples problems. It sounds like a gorgeous read and a real pick-me-up. I'm pretty certain it would also give me itchy feet.

The Shock Of The Fall // Nathan Filer
I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this book, but I was really intrigued by its disability and mental illness content, plus the fact that it's a Costa award winner. Surely that means something, right? To me, this book seems to be like The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in that it's about someone recalling past events to try and piece together what happened on a certain day, which is a narrative style that I particularly like, so I'm hoping that I get on with this book.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves // Karen Joy Fowler
I think this book was mentioned during my year on TV and Film Production, and I was so interested in the story that I had to get the book for myself. We only read a short passage and the lecturer gave away the big twist, but I still want to know what happens. This one is definitely quite high up on my TBR - it's been sat gathering dust for goodness knows how long now, so it needs a bit of attention.

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe // Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I first stumbled across this book on the Banging Book Club podcast. I listen to the podcast without reading the books involved because I kind of just enjoy hearing people talk about books, especially if there's some form of sexuality involved and feminist discussion, but this one in particular really caught my interest. It sounds like a hopeful and uplifting book, which is something that we all need to read sometimes.

The Diary Of A Young Girl // Anne Frank
I feel like this is a book that everyone should read in their lives. I picked it up when we went to the Anne Frank Haus in Amsterdam this past April and I'm still yet to read it. Being in the house was surreal enough, but I think it'll be a totally different experience when I read the book - to read about the events that happened their through a young girls eyes will be hard-hitting. It's another one that is pretty high up on my TBR.

I've got a heck of a lot more books on my TBR, so I feel like I may end up doing another one of these posts in the future. I'm chipping away at the list slowly, but I feel like I'm adding books to it quicker than I'm reading them!

If any of you have any suggestion of books that you think I might like, please let me know!

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  1. The Girl on the Train is a great read! I really want to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. There's been so my hype around it and I need to know what it's all about! x Nikita

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    1. I actually received Aristotle and Dante for Christmas, so I can't wait to get stuck in! No doubt I'll end up writing a review for it x

  2. Great recommendations. I've read GOTT but I've popped a few of these on my Amazon wish list :)

    Katie xoxo

    1. Oooh fab! I'd love to know some of your recommendations x

  3. "Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe" is one of my favourite YA books. Benjamin`s writing is so deep and meaningful. I also liked "The Girl On The Train", but some parts were predictable.

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