Is there anything more satisfying than an enormous, teetering #TBR pile?
I’m a mood reader, so I tend to buy books, add them to my TBR, and then get around to them when I feel like it. For which reason, I don’t have a #TBR in each month list. Just one giant all-of-time To-Be-Read!
Author: Helen Lowe | Publisher: Orbit
A dark enemy. An ancient war. A new champion.
Young Malian is being trained to rule.
Her people garrison the mountain range known as the Wall of Night against an ancient enemy, keeping a tide of shadow from the rest of their world. Malian is expected to uphold this tradition, yet she’s known little of real danger until the enemy attacks her fortress home and the Keep of Winds becomes a bloodbath.
Malian flees deep into the Old Keep – and when the danger is greatest her own hidden magic flares into life. But if she accepts its power, she must prepare to pay the price.
So far, I’m really enjoying The Heir of Night. It’s a fast paced book, well-written, and has plenty of unexpected twists. I’ll keep you posted!
Most excited about…
Author: Jennifer Ryan | Publisher: Borough Press
I’m really not sure what appeals to me about this. It’s well outside my reading comfort zone, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a real weeper. Still, I’m quite looking forward to it. This one is definitely next up on my #TBR list!
Author: Erin Morgenstern | Publisher: Vintage
I have no idea what to expect from this book, but it sounded really interesting and I’m hoping for great things.
Least excited about…
Author: Katherine Arden | Publisher: Del Rey
I started this when it first came out, and I just couldn’t get through it. I’m not sure why, to be honest, as the writing was excellent, it was an interesting story, and the characters were immediately engaging. I think it might be a “mood reader thing”, so it’s been on my TBR pile for a while. It was raved about on Instagram, but I just can’t seem to get excited about it.
Book on the way out of TBR and into the “nope” pile:
Author: Imogen Hermes Gowar | Publisher: Harvill Secker
Got about a third of the way through it, and just got completely fed up with the characters. It didn’t seem to be going anywhere. I’m in two minds about whether or not I’m going to actually finish it.
Some other highlights on the list…
Author: Amy Tintera | Publisher: Harper Teen
This was recommended by Maria Adey at thepaperbackprincess and it sounded really great – so I ordered it! If I’ve commented on anyone’s post and said something along the lines of, “well that sounds interesting”, it’s probably on its way from Amazon as we speak. I’m a book hoarder. No judgement.
Author: Brandon Sanderson | Publisher: Dragonsteel Entertainment
It seems like everyone except me has read this series, so I finally gave in and ordered the first book. I’ve definitely got some catching up to do! A definite highlight of my TBR pile…
Author: Christina Henry | Publisher: Titan Books
I read a review of this by karathehuman on Bernard’s Book Blog and I thought it sounded interesting…
Author: Tad Williams | Publisher: Hodder
I came across this on GoodReads while looking for something else. I think there’s a new Tad Williams book? That might have been what happened. I basically decided to start from the beginning before picking up the new one.
Author: Rachel Joyce | Publisher: Black Swan
This was recommended by a friend. We were impromptu book shopping and she raved about it, so I decided to give it a go.
Author: Peter Mayle | Publisher: Penguin Books
I love travel books, although they’re something I rarely pick up. The Extra Virgin books were fantastic, and this was a GoodReads suggestion based on that.
Author: Jon Ronson | Publisher: Picador
I’ve heard so much about this book, I finally got around to ordering it.
Author: Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin | Publisher: Atlantic Books London
This I bought on a whim, and now am despairing of ever reading. It’s huge!
Author: Charles Dickens | Vintage Classics
The shame! I’ve never actually read Oliver Twist! It’s in the pile, I just have a feeling it’s going to take a lot of concentration to get through. I found a beautiful re-print in Waterstones though, and I feel it would be a bit self-serving to put it on the shelf if I haven’t actually read it.