Tag Tuesday: My Name in TBR Books Tag

Happy Tuesday! The wonderful Sahi tagged me to do this tag, and it seemed like a lot of fun! Essentially, you spell your name with books on your TBR. Since “Ally” is really short, I thought I’d do my full name, Aleksandra.

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All My Puny Sorrows by Mirian Toews: it’s one of my goals for 2020 (planning ahead) is to read more books by Canadian authors, and this is a modern classic. So I need to read it soon.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren: I did a STEM undergrad, and have heard really good things about this book. I think I might get it for my mom for Christmas (don’t tell her that (mommy, if you’re reading, ignore this)).

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: to be totally honest, I just love the title of this book.

Keep Sweet by Michele Domínguez Greene: I think this one is about a cult? Or an oppressive religion? Either way, a topic that I love reading.

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan: this is another Canadian author, and I bought this one from a used book sale earlier this summer. I’m super excited to read it!

All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva: this is another one that I just love the title of.

Not That Bad by Roxanne Gay: I still haven’t read any Roxanne Gay, and I really need to soon.

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He: I’ve heard so many good things about this fantasy, and it sounds amazing. Also the cover is gorgeous and I’m always looking for diverse fantasy.

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood: a kidnapping? Based on a true story? With a title based on one of my favourite quotes? Yes please.

Asking For It by Louise O’Neil: a feminist book about rape culture? Again, yes please.

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I’m tagging: Rebecca, Sarah, and Nicole, but as always, no pressure!

Thanks again, Sahi, for the tag! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Let me know!

Ally xx

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25 thoughts on “Tag Tuesday: My Name in TBR Books Tag

  1. What a great list of books! I also love the title Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close :p I’m glad I’m not alone in choosing books to read for fun titles. Happy reading!

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  2. I don’t think I have ever seen Aleksandra spelled like that but I like it! Is it Scandinavian? Asking For It is my favorite YA book that I have ever read but man is it brutal. So, ‘enjoy’ is not the right word but I hope you… find it worthwhile reading??? Also I just placed an order for All My Puny Sorrows, I’ve heard such great things about it!

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    1. Thank you! My dad is Serbian (he’d say Yugoslavian if you ask, but Serbian specifically), but I think it’s spelled with the ks in some Scandinavian countries, too.

      LOL that’s fair. It’s always hard to enjoy books about rape, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy having read it? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on All My Puny Sorrows! Have you read anything by Toews before?


  3. Wow, I haven’t read any of those! I do have several other of Amy Tan’s works on my TBR (and I’ve read her Joy Luck Club) but that’s the closest I can come!

    This looks like a fun tag! I’ll let you know when I post it… but it may be a while. I have a bunch already scheduled at the moment. 🙂

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  4. First of all, I love your full name. Aleksandra is so gorgeous.

    Anyways, Keep Sweet sounds like something I’d like to read because of the topic. Cults and oppressive religious groups are just a fascinating topic.

    I have All the Names They Used for God at my library and I’m always tempted to read it because of that stunning title. Great list! 🙂

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  5. This is so fun!! I’ve read Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay & I can’t rmb much about it but I thought it was really good! Also omg Asking For It has been on my TBR foreverrrr I need to read it soon!! 😱

    💛 Ngoc

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