As most bookworms know, the urge to buy books even though you already have a stack to read is something you can’t control!
My ‘to be read’ stack is actually longer than this but I figured that this post would go on for far too long so I shortened it a little.
First on my list is, of course, The Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling. This is the eighth book in the Harry Potter series and picks up right where the seventh book ends. I’ve been excitedly waiting for this book to come out ever since I ordered it in February! However, I have to admit that by the time I publish this post I’ll have probably read this already.
Another book I’ve barely been able to wait for is The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola. Mazzola visited Bournemouth University to give a guest lecture on this book and her experience writing it. The book is inspired by The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale, a book I read as part of my English Literature course at college. The snippets that Mazzola read out during the lecture sounded incredible and ever since I’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for it to be released!
The Woman In Black by Susan Hill is a book I have been meaning to read for some time. I saw the incredible (and terrifying) play in London about 5 or 6 years ago but I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror so I need to pluck up the courage to read it!
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams is a book I bought on impulse. The title intrigued me and I wanted to find out how politically correct this book is. If not careful, writing a book with a sensitive subject like this one and getting it wrong, can be career suicide.
Admittedly, I have already read The Handmaid’s Tale by Magaret Atwood (as you can probably tell from the grimy cover – yuck!) but it was a while ago and I didn’t fully understand it. Plus the recent news that Samira Wiley is going to be in the adaptation of it, has made me want to read it again!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a book I got for Christmas a few years back and never got around to reading. I first heard of this book in a Jean Ure book – Family Fan Club – and it always seemed like something I would love!
Last book on my TBR is The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. I read The Red Dragon after watching the Hannibal TV series and absolutely loved it. I bought the second book but have yet to get around to reading it!
To prevent my ‘to be read’ stack getting any longer, I’m putting myself on a book ban. Well I’ll try anyway!
What books are at the top of you TBR list?