5 Books on My TBR List

With the stress of the election, and the fact that I’m currently sick and prefer to sleep the day away, I admitted have not been reading as much as I would like to. That means I do not currently have a book review for you.

But fear not! Because I’ve put together a short to-be-read list instead.

These are all books I hope to read in the near future. When exactly will that be? I’m not positive. But hopefully soon, since some have been lingering on my list for years.

1. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

After finishing Dune and Dune Messiah, continuing the series is a no-brainer. The storyline is simply amazing. The characters are superb.

What surprises me most about the series is that I enjoy it despite it being classified as a sci-fi fantasy. I typically shy away from science fiction. Historically, I haven’t exactly loved the books I’ve read from the genre. In addition, fantasy isn’t usually my favorite. So the fact that I enjoyed Dune at all is enough of a miracle to keep reading.

2. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Ah yes, Percy Jackson. Yet another series which I have begun and failed to finish. I can’t even remember the last time I read a series all the way through. I think I was a read-three-books-and-drop-the-series kind of gal straight out of the womb.

But this time, I vow to finish the “dam” series. Get it? The Titan’s Curse joke?

So, I’m posting this to hold myself accountable. Feel free to yell at me if I haven’t picked it up by the end of the year.

3. Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Do I know this is absolutely going to scare the living hell out of me? Sure. Am I going to miss a week of sleep due to the lingering fear that a clown is somehow going to catch me in a cornfield? Sure. Am I going to read it anyway? Probably.

At this point, I’m banking on the fact that I’ve watched both It films and survived to tell the story. If I can watch those, I can read this, right? Who knows? But I’m so intrigued I have to at least give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen?

4. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps by Ben Shapiro

Listen, Ben Shapiro and I have had our differences. I won’t deny it. But if anybody thinks that will stop me from reading his superbly written books, they’re dead wrong.

I recently read The Right Side of History and was absolutely blown away by his writing. Honestly, it’s fantastic and not at all what I was expecting. I know he’s intelligent and well-spoken, but that doesn’t always translate to the page for everyone. Fortunately for him, it does.

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I’ve heard this is one of the classics that is actually superb, so I am making a point to work it into my reading agenda. I’m not much for books that were written forever ago. I typically go for those that were penned in the more recent past, like Dune. This also doesn’t fit very well into the genres I most enjoy.

But I feel like it’s important to occasionally step out of the bookish world you know and love, in order to explore something new that you might end up loving just as much, or even more.

Comment and let me know a book or two that are on your to-be-read list!

12 responses to “5 Books on My TBR List”

  1. cherelle @ cherelle the bibliophile Avatar
    cherelle @ cherelle the bibliophile

    Ah yes I’m really bad with classics unfortunately as I know many of them are important reads. I actually DNF-ed Pride and Prejudice a while back but I hope one day to get back to it! All the best in stepping out of your normal genres!!

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    1. I’m glad to hear you’re in the same position as me! Classics can be so intimidating.

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  2. Pride & Prejudice is a great book! I understand your difficulty reading classics, but seriously, P & P is a good one!

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    1. Oh good! I’m so glad to hear that! That makes it sound way less intimidating.

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  3. I’ve read quite a few classics recently, and have often been surprised by how well they hold up today. I don’t know why, they are classics for a reason! I can’t say I’ve read Pride and Prejudice yet (or any Jane Austen for that matter), but I saw a BBC series adaptation a few months ago, which was really good. I’m hoping to get around to reading The Grapes of Wrath sometime soon.

    Your glowing review of Ben Shapiro’s book has made me potentially want to read it. I imagine we have very different political opinions, but it’d be good to learn more about different political opinions. Hopefully this other book of his is just as good.

    You’ve also prompted me to read Dune Messiah. I read Dune right at the beginning of the year, and loved it, but with all the craziness that’s been going on, the rest of the series has slipped my mind.

    Good luck with your TBR!

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    1. First, I’m so glad to hear you’ve had good luck with classics. I’m really hoping to find some I like. I’m also happy to hear that I was able to give you a couple book recommendations through my reviews. I completely agree that it’s great to hear political opinions from all sides. That’s how I chose where I stand in the first place, so I love listening to others talk about how they view the world, whether I agree with them or not. Thanks for the thoughtful comment!

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  4. I love the fact that you added that “dam” joke. 😂❤️
    I’m a pretty big Percy Jackson fan so all I will say is do read The Battle Of The Labyrinth, it will not disappoint.

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    1. Yay! I’m so happy someone appreciated that. Haha! And yes, I’ll definitely get to it soon. I’ve heard such fantastic things about the whole series.

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  6. That was one great book review. Even if I never get the chance to read the book, I am glad I read the review.

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  7. Sorry, I commented on the wrong post by mistake. The previous comment was supposed to be in the 1984 comment section.

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    1. Brooke Nelson Avatar
      Brooke Nelson

      It’s okay! I so appreciate your kindness, and I’m glad you enjoyed my review.


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