Sunday, May 28, 2017 / No comments

What's In My To Be Read (TBR) Pile! Vol. 2

That Weird Girl Life
You know the old saying: when one book closes, another opens. Okay, yes, I know that that's not a real saying, but honestly, it should be one in the bookworm community. Because there's always another book to read after you finish reading your current one. Especially if books just keep magically appearing (aka you keep buying them) in your to be read pile, like mine do. (Funny how that keeps happening, huh?) I myself can never say that I literally have nothing to read, because if I did, my TBR pile would come to life and punish me with paper cuts for never reading them and for getting their jackets all dusty and cat furry (which honestly is my cat's fault for shedding so much. And it's probably also a little bit my fault for not dusting as often as I should. I hate dusting). Speaking of books that are silently judging me for not reading them in a timely manner, let's look at all of the new unread books that are joining my older passive aggressive unread books on my book shelves! Enjoy!

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Harper Collins
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? Not that long. My older sister let me borrow it, since it's one of her favorites books, plus it's a classic that I've never read before (I really need to start reading more of the classics!)
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? Because other books are calling my name! It's not Rebecca's fault!
When Will I Get Around To Reading It? Soon, I hope. Even though I know the twist since when I was younger I saw the PBS adaptation on TV many many years ago. But hopefully the book will still wow me even if I kind of sort of remember the ending.

The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy, The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule
Pocket Books
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? Just since around my birthday in February (Thanks, Barnes & Noble gift card!)
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? As much as I love morbid things, I feel like you have to be in the right mood to read about a sadistic sociopath serial killer (just me?)
When Will I Get Around To Reading It? Probably soon, since I love dark and disturbing things and this book definitely sounds like it'll be especially dark and disturbing! I mean, Ann Rule volunteered with Ted Bundy and considered him a friend! That gives me chills just thinking about being that close to a serial killer and NOT KNOWING.

We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni
Sourcebooks Fire
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? Actually, not too long. I found it at a used bookstore around Easter and instantly bought it when I learned it was a historical fiction take on the Fox sisters (early Spiritualists in the 1800's who may or may not have been faked being able to contact spirits. Look it up, it's fascinating!)
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? I don't know...I love historical fiction and anything involving the paranormal so why haven't I read it yet??
When Will I Get Around To Reading It? Soon-ish....? I hope. Knock on wood like the Fox sisters supposedly did to contact the spirits? (That was a stretch!)

The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
Random House Trade Paperbacks
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? The same sister who lent me Rebecca also lent me this. Everyone in my family has just watched the tv series The People vs. OJ Simpson and we were all obsessed so my sister was the one to buy this book the series was based on. I was really young when the OJ Simpson trial happened so I find the whole thing so interesting.
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? Like a lot of true crime books, I feel like you have to be in the right mood to read something so morbid and sad. (Because OJ totally did it. Right?)
When Will I Get Around To Reading It? Sometime in the future. Probably when I'm feeling up for trying to understand the American legal system (which I probably never will and is why I'm not pursuing a legal career).

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Algonquin Books
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? For a little while. My other older sister (I have two!) lent this to me saying it was a fun, literary read that I would enjoy. I honestly just took it without reading the description on the back so when I do read it, it will be a complete surprise!
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? I honestly forgot I had it until I was looking through my TBR pile to make this post! Oops! But now that I remember I'll make sure to read it. You know, after I read all of these other books...
When Will I Get Around to Reading It? See above question. I swear, I'll get around to reading it and then finally returning it to my sister!

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press
How Long Has It Been In My TBR Pile? Not for too long! I worked an estate sale a few weeks ago and found this classic in a small pile of books (which I immediately foraged through once I found it!). I've always heard of The Tale of Despereaux but I never read it for some reason. But from what I can see it's a kids book about a mouse and he has a sword (maybe?) so I'm totally down!
Why Is It Still In My TBR Pile? I just got it! Cut me some slack!
When Will I Get Around to Reading It? Probably when I'm in the mood to read about an adorable mouse who hopefully goes on an adventure and like saves a kingdom or something (I only know that the book is about the mouse. Again, going in blind and hopefully being pleasantly surprised!).


What did you think of my newest additions to my TBR list? Have you read any of these books? Which ones should I read first? Am I missing out on reading some really good ones by being a bookworm procrastinator aka getting distracted by new, shiny books? Let me know in the comments!


-Emily


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