This meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is going to be about the books that have been on our TBR list.
We will start with my eBook portion as they have been with me longest. From Nook:
A nine year old jazz singer, a divorcee looking for love, and a jazz lounge in trouble. How can I resist? I seriously want to read this!
I read so many amazing reviews about this one, and had to have it. Why haven’t I read it? For one, I am at odds with Barnes and Nobles now and rarely go into that app at all. Silly, I know, I was buying my books from them nearly exclusively for years so this is the majority of my library. I just hate that they require me to have a debit card on file in order to open a book I paid for years ago.
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’
This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
Lord, that blurb! How could I not want to read this?
Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.
So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.
I was so excited about this one! I still have to read it. I also have her newer book on my TBR.
A school shooting told in four voices. It sounds crazy good. I really want to read it.
I saw a review for this one forever ago, and it sounded great. I love books like this and am still super excited to read it.
Watching children play and invent whimsical games of fantasy is one of life’s great joys. But what if you could actually see your child’s imagination as it unfolded? And what would you do if your child’s imagination suddenly became dark and threatening?
Holy crap this sounds great! Why haven’t I read this?
Now for my paper TBR:
A girl ready to die is pushed to live. This one sounds like it will wreck me, but it sounds so good. I bought a paper copy immediately after reading a review for it.
I had just read Fried Green Tomatoes and loved it. Then I found this at my favorite used book shop for $2! It’s been on my shelf ever since, but I swear I am going to read it!
Some women shop. Some eat. Dora cures the blues by bingeing on books—reading one after another, from Flaubert to bodice rippers, for hours and days on end. In this wickedly funny and sexy literary debut, we meet the beguiling, beautiful Dora, whose unique voice combines a wry wit and vulnerability as she navigates the road between reality and fiction.
So this one just stole my bibliophile heart. It was at the used book store too.
So that’s my list. What’s on yours?