tbr lists!

for the last ten years or so, i’ve let reading for fun slide. but now that the kids are older and more independent, i’ve managed to reclaim some of my time. so here is my to-be-read list, more or less. some of these have been lying around the house forever, some are more recent purchases, but i do want to read these eventually.

jay-z: decoded (just finished today, huzzah! amazing, loved it)
markus zusak: the book thief (currently reading)
clamp: clover
kathryn stockett: the help
suzanne collins: catching fire (yeah, i’m behind)
sara gruen: water for elephants
david foster wallace: the pale king
diana gabaldon: an echo in the bone (got about a 5th through before i got bored…i wish i enjoyed the later volumes as much as i did the first 4…will finish, promise!)
bill bryson: at home
seth grahame-smith: abraham lincoln: vampire hunter
justin halpern: sh*t my dad says
laura hillenbrand: seabiscuit
eric akis: everyone can cook: slow cooker meals (ok, this has to count because reading it might finally compel me to break out the slow cooker i bought 2.5 years ago and have yet to open)
what’s on your tbr list? got a permanent one that never seems to change? have one with summer in mind?

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9 thoughts on “tbr lists!

  1. wendy says:

    I just finished Bossypants, it’s genius! Tina Fey is one of my favourite people.

  2. i forgot about bossypants! ok, i guess i’ll have to start a to-buy list. i heard it was amazingly funny, too.

  3. it’s ok, if it’s that good, i’ll want a copy. the cover alone would be worth it.

  4. cool, thanks!! any other recs, let me know!

  5. Adrienne says:

    I seem to keep reading the same books over and over these days (exception will be when your book comes out!). A lot of the time, I just don’t feel like putting the effort into finding and reading something new. Especially since I like to read in bed and I definitely don’t want something that I can’t put down. Bathroom reading is another story though.

    I just finished Battle Hyme of a Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. It was hilarious in parts. The woman is obviously nuts, but she knows how to poke fun at herself. And in the end, she realized that she was totally alienating her younger daughter.

    I seem to be reading a lot of Chinese-related stuff lately, both fiction and non-fiction. But I have to take breaks from it because it’s usually downright depressing.

    So, I don’t have a TBR list, but my re-read list looks something like this:

    Jane Austen
    Nick Hornby
    Adrian Mole diaries
    Bill Bryson
    Helene Hanff
    (all funny, of course)

    I sometimes delve into Austen fan fiction, but most of it is pretty dire.

  6. Hey Adrienne!

    Funny that you mention depressing asian-themed reading. I still remember that book you gave me, Sojourners of the North. I don’t think it was *supposed* to be depressing, but it definitely wasn’t a cheery read, either, heh.

    I will have to get Tiger Mother (thanks for the reminder!). I’ve read so many reviews about it, i’m dying of curiosity. Being asian, we probably see it with a certain perspective that can only make it even funnier/enlightening/alarming.

    I should read more Nick Hornby!

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