Lately, I’ve haven’t been finding much time to do much but listen to audiobooks while attempting to catch up on my work load or read my fluff reads from my iPhone while my husband sleeps (literally) on top of me. So I’ve been spending much more time adding books to my TBR list than actually reading them or finding the time to review the ones I’ve finished recently. THEY WILL COME, I swear. I need a time-turner like Hermione. Why is being an adult so hard sometimes? On top of that, a lot of the books I want to read aren’t that new in reality. I’ve realized since I started blogging again that I’m seriously behind the times when it comes to the newest and greatest books on the market. Anyway, without further ado, here are some of the feature titles on my TBR list.
1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
I just picked this up in paperback from Barnes and Noble while up in Phoenix working this past week. I needed a serious place to unwind and found myself walking into Barnes and Noble without really meaning to. I’ve heard so many great things about this book that I’m kind of upset that I haven’t read it already.
2. The Wheel of time series by robert jordan
In all honesty, I really don’t have that many friends in my life that love to read or at least have a love that rivals mine. In fact, I’ve been trying to get my best friend to read a whole book for the last ten years and have only succeeded in having her read The Host. A new friend of mine recommended this series to me after learning of my love for epic fantasy novels. This is a new friend I plan on holding on to.
3. percy jackson and the olympians series by rick riordan
Don’t yell at me. Please. I just haven’t found the time yet.
4. the book of strange new things by michel faber
I first heard about this book, I believe, on the Books on the Nightstand podcast that I religiously listen to and have since then received the book the in mail from The Nervous Breakdown. YET, it still sits on my nightstand begging to be read.
5. skinny by diana spechler
Roxane Gay has a well written essay on this book in her book Bad Feminist that made me want to check it out. I pretty much want to read any book that Roxane Gay has talked/written about.
6. we were liars by e. lockhart
Again. Please. Don’t. Yell. At. Me.
7. geek love by katherine dunn
A girl friend of mine just finished reading it and raved about it just about as hard as I rave about Ready Player One or Station Eleven. So I guess I have to read it now.
8. the jungle by upton sinclair
This same girl friend wants to start a bookclub between our group of friends who (as I’ve said before) don’t read enough. She thought this would be a good start. I personally think she’s placing the rest of the group a little in over their heads, but I’m game.
9. the girl on the train by paula hawkins
The New York Times’ best seller list can’t be wrong, right? Plus, I’m starting to learn that I actually have a love of mysteries and thrillers. Thank you Nelson DeMille.
10. Thrive: the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder by arianna huffington
I sort of have this love affair with Arianna Huffington. I respect her and adore her to levels of serious concern. I’m not usually one to read books like this one sounds like it is, but I’m willing to give it a serious try.