Recently Added to my To-Read Shelf

19 Jun

So it’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts. Over two months actually. And in that time I’ve added nine books to my shelf. And in the same time period, I’ve read 11. So, a net loss of 2 books per two months or one book per month. That means that at this pace, it will take me 112 months or 9 years and 4 months to clear out my shelf. Yikes. So with that sobering fact, I bring you a list of books I want to read badly enough to lengthen my list. Enjoy!

  1.  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan: I added this solely because a librarian said I might like it. I figured that’s a good enough reason. It’s a literary wives story, this time with Robert Louis Stevenson.
  2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: I think saying ‘I haven’t read this yet and I’m sorry’ should suffice.
  3. Misterio de La Guia de Ferrocarriles by Agatha Christie: A co-worker of mine visiting from Mexico gave this to me as a parting gift. It’s the Spanish translation of The A.B.C. Murders and I’m excited to read it! I haven’t read Christie before.
  4. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri: I went to a massive used book sale called ‘Bookstock’ and this was one I couldn’t pass up. Lahiri has gotten a lot of attention lately for her books and I wanted to jump on the fan train. This book is about a family emigrating from India to America.
  5. A Widow for One Year by John Irving: Have I said enough yet about how I love John Irving? No? Well, I’ll say it again here. I adore him. I don’t even know what this book’s about and I don’t care. But I can bet there will be a life-long obsession with something, wrestling, bears, tragedy, and strange characters. And I’m excited.
  6. The Coward by Kyle R Bullock: Kyle was the first author to send me a request to read on my author’s page. So of course, I said yes. This trend will likely not continue in the future but Kyle is my lucky #1. The story is about a cowardly pilot during World War II.
  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: I’ve been hearing great things bout this one for ages. And this is available as an audiobook at my library so it was an easy decision to add. Winning.
  8. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris: I went to meet the author on 11 June and needed something for him to sign. I picked this up in a second-hand store and now it’s priceless to me!
  9. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine: This is totally Katherine’s fault. She read it because it has fairy tales and knew I’d like it because it’s set in the 20s. Done.

And that’s it! Hopefully I don’t come back in two months with even more books! I know it’s a day early, but check out MizB’s ‘Friday Finds’ for more posts like this one.

Until next time, write on.

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11 Responses to “Recently Added to my To-Read Shelf”

  1. ryandejonghe June 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM #

    Excellent choices. I read Lahari’s Lowland last year and have been meaning to read Namesake. Looking forward to your review of all of them.

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    • Sam June 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM #

      Hopefully I can get to them anytime soon! They’re at the end of a very long list, but they all look so good it’s going to be hard to wait!

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks June 19, 2014 at 4:47 PM #

    Some excellent additions to your TBR. Anne Frank, well what can I say? And A Widow for a Year is a book I read years ago and still think about so I thoroughly approve of this choice.

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    • Sam June 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM #

      I’m glad to hear its a good one. I adore John Irving.

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  3. BermudaOnion June 20, 2014 at 7:59 AM #

    The Diary of a Young Girl is one of my favorites – it’s one of the few books I’ve read multiple times.

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    • Sam June 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM #

      I’m so embarrassed I have yet to read it! I really need to get on top of that.

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  4. Sheila (Book Journey) June 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM #

    OOH looks like some great reading ahead!

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    • Sam June 20, 2014 at 1:28 PM #

      Thanks, Sheila! I’m excited to get to them down the road. 🙂

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  5. heartofsultana June 22, 2014 at 4:13 AM #

    Sam, I’m totally with you on The Diary of a Young Girl, I seriously need to read it too! I’m surprised I haven’t yet by now, but I should make sure I do soon. I think my sis may have a copy back home, so maybe when I head back for a bit on vaca in the near future I’ll borrow it 🙂

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    • Sam June 22, 2014 at 7:39 AM #

      Haha just snag it and never tell her. I guess our high school never made us read it though I swear I remember seeing copies of it there. Maybe we took the wrong classes lil

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      • heartofsultana June 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM #

        Yeah I’m surprised we never had to read it! Lol I’m totally wondering now if other classes did have to read it?

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