Physical TBR update: 2019

Hi everyone, I hope all is well!

Today I’m doing a physical TBR update. These are mainly the books I’ve received for Christmas and birthdays the past few years, and where I call myself out for not reading any of them. IN MY DEFENSE I don’t live at home during the school year, so I can’t read any of these if I’m not home.

(anecdote about that: every time I’ve talked to my mom since she read The Heart’s Invisible Furies, she’s asked “have you read The Heart’s Invisible Furies?” and every time I answer “no, it’s home in Calgary and I am not”)

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  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: I just finished this recently, and it was really interesting! 3.5 stars
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: my review for this is coming Friday! I really enjoyed it and thought it was super interesting. 3.5 stars
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: this ended up being my favourite book in 2019. I loved it so much. 5 (million) stars
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: this was a fun, weird, easy read. I still can’t really decide on a rating for it, but it’s also around 3.5 stars
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews: my boyfriend’s mom got me this for Christmas, and I really loved it! 3.5 stars

Still need to read

(*) indicates that I’m planning to read it soon

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (*)
  • X by Ilyasah Shabazz
  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft (*)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (*)
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
  • The Tattooist of Aushwitz by Meather Morris
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (*)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (*)
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne (currently reading)
  • Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier (*)
  • Dopesick by Beth Macy
  • Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

Removed from (immediate) TBR

  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • The White Masai by Corinne Hoffman

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It’s finally summer, so I’m excited to finally be able to read some of the books I got for Christmas! It’s so good to be reading for fun again, I’m loving it.

But any way, have you read any of these? Which should I read next? Which were your favourites? Let me know!

Ally xx

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