An exploration of my TBR

I am so glad to have finished reading Jane Eyre, you have no idea. I have finished the whole unit of work on the book and now I’m looking at a multi-disciplinary (Classical Studies, Art History, English Literature & Creative Writing) unit on ‘what makes a Classic’ and I’m very excited that we’re looking at Homer.

Then I’ve got two mini-essays of 600 words to write on both Twelfth Night and Jane Eyre – these are due on Thursday and I’ve taken Monday & Tuesday off work in case I need them to finish the essays. That will be the end of the English Literature block and you will hear me breathe a huge sigh of relief. I love to read (obviously) but not to analyze and generally, the novels looked at in these courses are not my style. Give me horror, sci-fi, urban fantasy, and chick-lit any day of the week.

After spending two weeks reading Jane Eyre, I’m looking forward to picking up books of my own choosing again. I’m currently reading Life Support by Tess Gerritsen and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. As well as way too many others – see here for the full list! (I have ADHD, I can’t read just one book!)

Next up to read are Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, and The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

There are so many books on my TBR that I’m super excited to read as well – a lot of these are re-reads just because I got into a reading slump and figured re-reading books I know I love might help kick-start and reignite my love for reading (spoiler alert – it worked!)
Patricia Briggs – Moon Called
Stephen Fry – Mythos
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian
Chloe Neill – Some Girls Bite
Madeline Miller – Song Of Achilles
Gail Carriger – Soulless
Mary Beard – SPQR
Jim Butcher – Storm Front
Jonathan Sims – Thirteen Storeys
Jaimie Admans – The Wishing Tree Beside The Shore

It’s also worth noting that my physical TBR is three piles, a shelf and two bookcases – there are also like 2000 books on my Goodreads ‘Want To Read’ and about 3000 books on my Kindle so I’m going to need a couple of lifetimes to get through them all and it is awesome

5 thoughts on “An exploration of my TBR

  1. You made me laugh because only last night I watched a book vlog on Youtube where the person speaking had just read Jane Eyre for the first time in her late 40s, and absolutely ‘loathed’ it. Really hated it. I read it as a teen and adored it but have not tried it since. Whereas Jane Austen I ‘have’ read since. Odd.

    Oh, Fangirl! I loved that when I read it a few years ago but have not read anything else by Rainbow Rowell, have you?

    I read The Song of Achilles recently and liked that a lot (I’m a slasher like you). I’m going to read the Percy Jackson books this year and will read book 2 this month, enjoyed book 1 last month. I want to find out more about the world of Greek myths this year as I know nothing apart from the ‘O’ level I did back in the late 1960s. (I’m very old!) So I’m very interested to hear that you’re going to be doing Homer.

    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog.

    1. I haven’t read anything by Rainbow Rowell, this will be first read and I’m excited. I’ve just started using my local library again to try and expand my reading, and try some of the books that everyone seems to be talking about, to see what all the fuss is about.

      It turned out it was Virgil we were looking at, the Aeneid – not a full look at it, more of an overview and the ways in which it’s been translated. I think we look at it properly in another module, further down the line.

      I hope you keep enjoying the Percy Jackson books 🙂

    1. There are actually 4 of your books on my lists – The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane is in my currently reading, plus on my TBR as well as The Wishing Tree Beside The Shore are The Post Box At The North Pole and It’s A Wonderful Night. Honestly, I’m embarrassed I got so far behind on your books. I’m sorry Miss Jai! 🙁

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