3 books from my Summer TBR

Posted in Books
on July 23, 2016

P1060596 (2)Despite having a gazillion books already on my TBR, here I am with another tab open searching for new books. My amazon basket currently contains four books with 170 items saved for later – the book obsession is bad.

This Summer I’m hoping to get on top of my goodreads challenge because my attempt this year is pathetic, especially considering that this time last year I’d already completed it. In order to achieve it I’m going to need to read like 4 books every month so that’s fab (no, seriously. It is).

At the moment I’m reading Happy People Read & Drink Coffeee by Agnes Martin Lugand, a book I picked up in Dublin a couple of weeks ago. I can’t say it’s amazingly written but I’ve managed to read the majority of it pretty quickly and I’d still say it’s fairly good. I’m loving most of the characters and the plot is really heartbreaking. I may have cried a few times in the 175 pages I’ve read so far.

The other books on my TBR are probably books that I’ll continue to put off as new books bump them down my list. I bought Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre last month I think after visiting the Bronte Parsonage and Haddon Hall (where the film is set). Shockingly I’ve never actually read anything by the Bronte’s despite visiting the Bronte Country quite a lot. Jane Eyre is one that has always been on my TBR along with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. I started reading Jane Eyre a while ago but my reading slump was bad and a 500+ page book was just too daunting.

Whilst buying Jane Eyre I also bought The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison which is supposed to be an incredible book. I’ve wanted to read some of Morrison’s books for a long while so I’m chuffed that I finally went to Waterstones and didn’t get distracted by all the other pretty little books in there. This book sounds so touching and heartbreaking and with it only being pretty short I reckon it’ll be a great one to read to get me that one step closer to my goodreads goal.

Finally there’s See Me by Nicholas Sparks because what is summer without a Nicholas Sparks novel? I’m really hoping I pick this up and read it soon because it’s been so long since I read one of his books. The last one being The Last Song which I read like 4 years ago so I’m looking forward to delving into another.

Notice how this blog post is called “3 books from my TBR” because I have that many. I’m also hoping to read Beth‘s recommendation of When We Collided after I 100% failed at our readathon (sorry Beth, I’m finally getting round to it!!) and also The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent because I spotted it at the checkouts in Waterstones last time I was in there and I was SO close to buying it if my total hadn’t come to over £40. Ooops.

What books are on your TBR? Have you achieved your goodreads goal?

 

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  • Amy

    I love those editions of the Brontë books so much – they make me want to re-buy the ones that I already own! Jane Eyre has been on my list of books that I’ve always meant to read but never quite got round to doing, but Anne has to be my favourite Brontë sister. I’m doing better than I expected with my Goodreads goals, although I have to admit I’ve been cheating slightly by reading a lot of shorter books! Out of the five books I blogged about as the five I really want to cross off the TBR this year, I’ve just got two remaining – The Historian and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. (The latter has been on the ‘read-now’ section of my TBR for about three years now though…)

    • I’m obsessed with these Bronte editions too, I really need to collect them all as I only own this one so far. That’s so great that you’ve crossed some of your TBR. They both sound like good books so hopefully you’ll enjoy them! xxx

  • I think it’s fine if you haven’t reached your Goodreads Reading Challenge goal yet; we’re only just past halfway through the year! I went on a reading binge this week and finished three, but usually it takes me a week or two to finish one, and during the school year it can take a whole month or two. I haven’t read any of these three books, but I did read Wuthering Heights for my English class! Next up I’m reading a fun book called Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? Well, I haven’t started it yet so idk if it’s fun, but it sounds fun 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Hahaha it does sound like a fun book, you’ll have to let me know if it’s any good! I’m always searching for new book recommendations! xxx

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