Books On My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. This week we are looking at my top ten books on my TBR list.

Books On My TBR List |

1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Last summer my sister practically forced me to watch The Princess Bride, I thought it was okay but not amazing. I decided to pick up the book since it was part of a buy 1 get 1 half price offer in Waterstones.

2. The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt. I think this is a childrens book. I’ve seen Sanne from BooksandQuills talk about it in a number of her videos and I thought it sounded interesting.

3. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I got the audio book of The Way of Kings a few months ago and I’ve been really enjoying it. The only problem is I keep falling asleep half way through a chapter. I ended up deciding it would be faster to just read the book.

4. One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley. I saw Carrie Hope Fletcher talk about this book on one of her videos and I thought it sounded interesting. Also it was part of a buy 3 for £10 deal on Amazon.

5. Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed. Again this was part of a buy 3 for £10 deal on Amazon. And I think it has also recently been made into a movie.

6. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Yup! this was also part of a buy 3 for £10 deal on Amazon. I’ve been wanting to read this anyway so £3 was a good deal.

7. The Home Corner by Ruth Thomas. I randomly came across this in a charity shop and thought it sounded interesting. Its set in Scotland and is about a girl who failed her Highers and has to go work in a primary school.

8. Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth by Ranulph Fiennes. Yeah I bought this because it was part of that 3 books for £10 deal too.

9. Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. I recently watched the movie of this and found the Enigma machine really fascinating. I’ve watched a few YouTube videos about it (this one on Numberphile is really good) but I decided to buy the book that the movie was based on as well.

10. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. I pretty much decided to read this because it won the Man Booker Prize.

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46 Responses to “Books On My TBR List”

  1. craftyannie510

    Some of these books are right up my street, but unfortunately I have depression and I’m having a bit of a dip phase at the moment so I can’t concentrate enough to read a book. I can just manage one article in Grazia and then I’m done. Do any of your selection come in audio format, I think I’m going to have to give those a try so I can finally finish the Terry Pratchett book I started last year! x

  2. curiousdaisies

    I’ve heard amazing things about Richard Flanagan’s book 😀 I wanna read it too 🙂

    • bluchickenninja

      I haven’t heard anything about it! I just assumed it was going to be a bit crap since I haven’t enjoyed any of the others books I’ve read that were nominated for the Man Booker last year.

  3. moonike

    Letter for the King _is_ a children’s adventure book about knights and such. I liked it and have re-read several times, although, not in recent years.

    I’ve not read Wild, but went to see the movie. The film was good. The book probably insightful?

    Hope you’ll enjoy both and the rest as well.

    Oh, and after watching The Imitation game, I kind of wish we would still call them Turing’s machine’s instead of computer or pc. A Turing machine sounds so cool and steampunk’ish, while a computer is just mundane 😛

    • bluchickenninja

      I thought so! It does sound like a kids story to be honest.

      Oooooh I do think we need to rename computers to Turing Machines. That would be cool.

  4. studyinink

    At the end of last year I listened to I Am Malala and it was very interesting. It taught me a lot about Pashtun culture and I love when books do that, give you an insight that you would never get on your couch otherwise xD

    • bluchickenninja

      Yeah I love those sorts of books. I watched an interview she did at the Edinburgh Book Festival, she seems really intelligent. I wish I had been that smart at her age.

  5. Dean

    Great list! Might have to add one or two of them to my own TBR list! I know what you mean about audio books! While I do enjoy them, I find myself forever falling asleep listing to them! >.<

  6. Mere

    Way of Kings definitely takes a bit to get into. I think reading it instead of audio is a good choice. You’ll still find it slow at first, since he’s building this huge world and mythology, but it picks up. Sanderson knows his world building! I think I need to put I Am Malala on my list too.

    • bluchickenninja

      I’ve not had a problem getting into it. I’ve been really enjoying it. But I’m still only on the 3rd chapter because I keep falling asleep. I think I’ve listened to the same chapter 4 times now…

      Yeah, I’ve read that Sanderson is building this huge multiverse. Isn’t he going to write over 30 books or something. At least I have a bunch to read while he works on more.

  7. transforminglifenow

    I’ve read The Princess Bride – a good book, hope you enjoy. I also read Wild and enjoyed it quite a bit. I hope the movie does justice to the book. Enjoy your new reads! 🙂

  8. Ste J

    I read The Princess Bride first but was underwhelmed by it, but enjoyed the film, I think it is probably better to watch the film first so you may enjoy it more with the book.

  9. The Simple Beginner

    That book cover of One Million Lovely Letters looks quite lovely. I’d love to read that one too.

  10. Ray Yanek

    This is a great list. I’ve been wanting to read The Way of Kings for awhile, but just haven’t gotten around to it. The Princess Bride is another. Sort of can’t believe I haven’t read that one… Let me know what you think of them!

  11. Jenny

    Oh pleased to see Wild is on the list and I have been contemplating getting the book having watched the movie. I did enjoy the movie but I think a number of factors contributed to the enjoyment. Firstly, I like Reece, it was a birhday treat and we watched it in a converted barn movie house (isn’t Britain wonderful with all its retained ancient historic places). Ps Love the paper flowers.

  12. katwilson04

    One Million Lovely letters is an absolute uplifting, inspiring and happy book, I thoroughly enjoyed it, I hope you do too!

  13. laufvergnügen

    I’m about 250 pages into The Luminaries, and I love it! I guess different strokes for different folks, though 🙂


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