Down the TBR Hole #6

Hello everyone! It’s time for another trip down the TBR Hole. As always, I’m mentioning this tag was created by Lost in a Story !

My tbr is currently at 469 books and this is books 96-120

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96: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: I haven’t read any Gillian Flynn books, not even Gone Girl but I want to? I WANT TO. I just keep putting it off. Anyway still holding out hope I will eventually.  Verdict: it stays

97: Tender is The Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald: I love The Great Gatsby and I think F.Scott has a good writing style. I almost bought this the other day so I do want to read eventually. Verdict: keeping on tbr

98: Glengarry Glen Ross: by David Mamet: I’ve seen this performed live and I really liked that performance so I’ve been meaning to read this ever since.  Verdict: stays for now but last chance

99: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris: I just deleted The Red Dragon and honestly I don’t think I’ll ever read this either.   Verdict: deleting from tbr

100: IT by Stephen King: I saw the movie and now I want to read the book but the book is SO FREAKIN LOOONG. Urgh. But I want to give it a short at least Verdict: remains on tbr

101: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: This is another classic I keep meaning to read. I know it’s relatively short and my irl friends who actually read this when it was assigned liked it so I feel I should try it. Verdict: keeping it on tbr

102: Empress of The World (Battle Hall Davies #1) by Sara Ryan  idk but I know it’s f/f so yes? Okay I know the main character is bi and just figuring that out and yeah I really wanna read this.  Verdict: remains on tbr

103: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenneesee Williams: i love a streetcar named desire I have to read Tennessee’s other popular play verdict: stays

104: Tiger Moon: Tracking the Great Cats of Nepal by Fiona Sunquist: This has been on my tbr for a real long time and I keep saying I’ll read it and never do. I think I’ll let it stay just a bit longer Verdict: last chance

105: 1984 by George Orwell: Why is this TBR sort all classics I keep telling myself I’ll read eventually? Anyway I REALLY WILL READ THIS EVENTUALLY OKAY. Verdict: keep on tbr

106: Assassins Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb: This is such a popular fantasy series and I want to at least try book one Verdict: remains on tbr

107: Aya by Marguerite Abouet: This is a graphic novel (I think?) set on the Ivory Coast in 1978 and I’m fairly sure it’s OwnVoices and I want to read this but I’m having trouble sourcing it. I’ll keep on tbr for now because it’s short but it might be deleted in the future Verdict: stays for now

108: Orpheus Descending by Tenneessee Williams :I added this when I was doing a classics unit and my lecturer talked about it 24/7 I’m keeping it because I’m extra Verdict: remains on tbr

109: Sappho: A New Translation by Sappho: Sappo, the literal original sapphic queen of course I want to read this. Verdict: remains on tbr

110: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden: This is a classic lesbian book and I reallyyy want to read it.  Verdict: remains on tbr

111: Plutarch’s Lives: Volume One by Plutarch: This is essentially a collection of biographies compiled by the Plutarch about the lives of various ancient Greek and Roman people’s and it’s one of those books I think would be interesting to read, but hard to read. I am still sort of interested in this  …   Verdict: last chance on tbr

112: Rhubarb by Craig Silvey: I’ve read one of Craig Silvey’s other books (Jasper Jones) and really liked that. Plus this is set in Fremantle and I love that setting in books because it’s familiar to me. I want to read this for sure.  Verdict: remains on tbr

113: The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham: I added this after I saw the movie adaptation. I thought the movie was okay, but since I know what happens at the end I kind of have no motivation to read the book now – especially because some people said it’s not as good as the movie.  Verdict: remove from tbr

114: The Histories by Herotodus: This is another book from antiquity I told myself I’d read. I actually DID start to read this at some point before I stopped. I don’t know I may continue one day.   Verdict: remains on tbr for now

115: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: I want to read this after I read The Picture of Dorian Gray so yes it stays. Verdict: remains on tbr

116: The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtney: This is another one of those books which is an Australian classic and I thought I should read but urgh. I just don’t really have any interest in Bryce Courtney books if I’m being honest. Verdict: delete from tbr

 

117: History of the Pelopennesian War by Thucydides: Literally when did I add all these ancient Greek texts? Anyway, of the ones on my tbr this is the one I’m least interested in and I think I’ll remove it for now and maybe if I actually read the other books from antiquity on my tbr it can come back.  Verdict:remove from tbr

118: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: This was an optional text for the year and me being me didn’t read it whoops. I feel like I’ve missed my prime time and yet .. I still kinda think I should read this for my course eventually so.  Verdict: remains on tbr

119: The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman:  Um so I wanted to read this as Native American rep, but I’ve since heard some really Not Great Things about it and … I’m conflicted now? But it’s really short so I’ll keep for now  Verdict: keep from tbr

120: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews: This is a book coming out from a community member (Cait from PaperFury) and I’m pretty excited to see what she’s written. Verdict: keep on tbr

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Ok so that is another post done. Wow I only deleted three books this round …. whoops. All well, my tbr is at 466 now! Slowly getting through the whole thing, we’re 1/4 done.

As always let me know what you thought of my decisions

Until next time!

xo jamieson

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4 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #6

  1. I’ve read Empress of the World, and yes there is a bi character but the story itself isn’t half as cool as the title would suggest.

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  2. 1984 and Of Mice and Men are incredible! I read Of Mice and Men for high school and was one of the few students that enjoyed it. 1984 is a little confusing but it’s really thought provoking and slightly terrifying. I also read almost all of The Importance of Being Ernest and saw the play that was held at a college near me. Both were excellent and I think you would like them.

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    1. I was supposed to read Of Mice and Men in highschool but i never did, but my friend who did really liked it which is why I feel like I should read it.

      I’m pretty interested in 1984 tbh, it just feels like one of those classics everyone has to read.

      I’m pretty sure I’d like them to, I’d love to see it performed live properly. When I saw it it was at an improv night kind of thing so anyone in the crowd could get up to play a part in each scene so it was a bit disjointed

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      1. The play is def worth seeing. I can’t wait to see your reviews when you do read them. I’m pretty sure you will like them! 😀

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