I really enjoyed focusing my reading last year by cross-referencing my PopSugar TBR with books I personally would like to read, so I’m doing it again this year!
Let’s dive right in…
Top 5 rated on my TBR: This was a huge success last year so I’m doing it again!
A book over 1,000 pages: I’ve done this the last two years so I figured why not?
✅ A re-read: I did this last year with The Crucible so this year I’ll pick up another I haven’t read in a while. I’m thinking Your Inner Fish, Dr. Tatianna’s Sex Advice to All Creation or Hoot Edit: I read the updated version of The Carbon Footprint of Everything (a.k.a How Bad Are Bananas?)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving: This is one of the few books I wanted to read last year but didn’t get to. Not only was this my late grandma’s favorite book, but it also fits a prompt for this year’s PopSugar challenge
✅ Anxious People by Fredrick Backman: One of the few hardback books I bought with my own money that I still have to read
Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux: Another hardback book I bought that I still have to read. I love Louis and got this as a signed copy in Edinburgh so I’m really excited to read this!
✅ The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: A classic that I haven’t read yet
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I don’t know how much longer I can stave off spoilers from a 150+ year old book
✅ H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald: This sounds right up my alley, the perfect brand of memoir and nature
✅ Maphead by Ken Jennings: Last year I really got into the geography video game GeoGuessr and want to expand my knowledge, and I’m a huge fan of Ken, I really hope he becomes the permanent host of Jeopardy!
The Secret History by Donna Tart: I’ve seen this and The Goldfinch a lot on gameshows, I never realized their reach and I want to be a part of the discussion
✅ Rebecca by Daphne du Marier: Another classic that I really want to read before it gets spoiled for me
As You Wish by Cary Elwes: The Princess Bride is my all-time favorite movie and I can’t wait to read behind the scenes
✅ Something by Carmen Maria Machado: Her Body and Other Parties and In The Dream House have been recommended so much by Booktubers I like so I’ll pick up one of those this year
✅ A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara: It’s been a while since a book made me cry, I’m ready to change that
✅ The Pain Gap by Anushay Hossain: Another non-fiction right up my alley in a different way: science and feminism/anti-racism
All Creatures Great and Small by James Harriot: This has been on my high-priority GoodReads shelf for a long time and there’s no excuse as I own it
What books are you hoping to get to this year?
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