I feel like I’ve mentioned most of these before, which gives you some idea of how miserably extensive my TBR list is. Maybe I’ll get so sick of myself that I’ll do something about it. Advance!
Wing Jones – Katherine Webb
The fact that I’m putting this on a TBR list AGAIN brings me skin-crawling shame. I’ve had this since the Edinburgh Book Festival last year and its sprayed edges keep looking at me from the cabinet in the living room. Once I’ve read The Fandom, Wing Jones. I promise.
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
Bought Six of Crows before going to Florida last year, got about five pages in on the red eye flight home and fell asleep after a gin and a dose of Kalms. I will read it again without any of these factors in the mix and hopefully stay conscious.
The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
This is one of my two longest-standing TBR books. I picked this up with Orangeboy and The Hate U Give, read THUG and then never quite got round to starting the other two. Oops.
Orangeboy – Patrice Lawrence
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo AND The Complete Fiction of HP Lovecraft
Look at the cover of that Lovecraft anthology. Every time I pick it up to read it I end up staring at it instead.
Sean bought me that glorious hardback edition of Les Mis for a birthday present after he saw me eyeing it up. This means it looks really pretty in the bookcase, where it’s been sitting ever since. Multiple people have told me it’s even more of an experience than the musical, so I really have no excuse.
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
I always felt like a horrible English student because I couldn’t stand the “classics”. I found them chronically dry, far too wordy and very difficult to read. In my old age (ha) I’m finding that I too am chronically dry, far too wordy and very difficult to read, and therefore I’m more inclined to give them another go.
Doctor Sax – Jack Kerouac
I don’t even remember buying this, but I loved On The Road (see last week’s TTT) so I’m assuming that was my motivation. Kerouac is one of my favourite writers, so I know this is going to be good…I just wish I didn’t keep forgetting I actually own it.
Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Similarly, I’m fairly sure I bought this because I loved The Great Gatsby, but have not read.
I must stop doing this.
Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
I’ve never read any Holly Bourne books. Grab your pitchforks. Then chase me into a shop and force me to buy it without being distracted by notebooks and shiny covers. Thanks!
Is there a support group for people like me? Cause I think I need one.