This past week I’ve been in book paradise. I’ve sifted through book suggestions from friends, read up booklists and blurbs and gone through Goodreads reviews to make up my TBR. I’ve stumbled across phenomenal reads – funny, suspenseful, thought-provoking, mushy – all kinds. I have been constantly amazed at the realms that the human minds can delve into, the worlds it can create, the stories it can spin.
Anyway, after much thought I have arrived at my TBR list based on last week’s Wishlist.
Here it is.
Those are the books I aspire to read through the year. What do you think of the list?
For some genres I have more than one because I just couldn’t make up my mind. Some are by familiar authors so I have a fair idea what to expect and some will be a complete surprise.
I have favourites, of course. The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake as also The Hundred Foot Journey, The Red Notebook, The Siege at the Taj Hotel – can’t wait to get to those. Some are intriguing like The Egyptian since I’ve hardly read anything about life during the times of the Pharaohs other than what I picked up in history class.
I know I’ve left out some good books but then the TBR list is not binding and I will add and subtract, along the way. I’ve missed out some genres too like Life in Space and Aliens as well as Spirituality as Sulekha pointed out. They’ll just have to wait.
A big thank you to Shantala, Lata , Vinay, Vinitha, Tarang and Mithila for helping out with their suggestions. I shall always be grateful for the presence of friends and readers like you through my reading journey.
Even as I finalised the list I am done with my first book of the year – The Girl With Seven Names. Review coming up soon.
I also managed to get in the BAR Wordy Wednesday prompts:
Aspire, Always, Anyway, Arrive
I know I know I should have done better with them but I was too taken up with the TBRs and didn’t want to let the prompts go. I hope to do them justice next week.
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