It has become apparent that I am a book junkie. It’s my drug of choice just like San Pellegrino is my fizzy water of choice – ah how I love those bubbles. I can’t seem to make it out of a bookstore without acquiring some book booty, and this weekend was no exception.
So, here we go. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is about my Ever-Growing TBR list
- The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
I saw that this was up for grabs (so to speak) on NetGalley. I have Nguyen’s earlier books as well – The Sympathizer and Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. For some reason, I get into these moments in which I obsess about an author and have to have all his/her books. Anyway, The Refugees is a short story collection about people who leave their homeland to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and what happens to them along their journey.
- Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
Kwan falls into the same category as Nguyen, I have one book of his and now must have the rest. Kwan is the author of the funny Crazy Rich Asians Series. I spied Rich People Problems on NetGalley, too. Not looking for it. It popped up somewhere and I said, ‘Oh! Let me see if it’s on NetGalley.” and sure enough it was. Requested it and got it. Woot! Woot!
- Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo
If you’re not familiar with Jo Nesbo, he’s a Scandinavian author from Norway and like most Noir Scandinavian authors of mysteries/thrillers he’s pretty bleak; and it surprised me to find out that he’s also a successful children’s author and a member of a rock band. Midnight Sun is the second in the Blood on Snow trilogy.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This book has been on my TBR list since it came out in 2015. It intrigued me because it reminded me a bit of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series. I’m not sure but there was something about it that made me think that and therefore had I had to buy it.
- The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
In my quest to diversify my 90% male Anglo bookshelf, I reached for Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This book has been on my TBR for (dare I say) a long time.
- What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
I’m not sure how I came about Helen Oyeyemi, but I’m glad I did. She’s a pretty solid writer from what I can tell thus far. I’m looking forward to her sticking around a while. 🤞
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages now and finally picked up last year. And, well, yes it’s still on my TBR list. One day before I’m old and gray and forget how to turn the pages of books I’ll get around to reading it.
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
I saw this at my local library’s used book sale and thought since I’m diversifying my reading might as well get this one too. And the price really sold me. If I remember correctly it was 3 bucks for a hardcover. What a freakin’ steal.
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This is another book that has been on my TBR list for an eon and I’ve probably had the book just as long. There is really no excuse for me having not read it. Other than . . . Nope got nothin’.
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This book was recommended to me and from a reliable source who is just as critical as I am about books. Purchased it without hesitation.