My To Be Read Pile is growing quickly, but I wanted to share some of the books I’m hopeful I will read this summer and fall. If I read them, I’ll try to write reviews about them so you know what I think about them (with the exception of the HP books probably, because if you know me at all, you know I love them). If you want any of these books, I suggest purchasing from smile.amazon.com instead of regular Amazon. You still get Prime benefits if you have Prime, but a portion of the proceeds of your sale goes to a charity, I suggest Together Rising in Falls Church, VA.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I try to re-read the entire Harry Potter Series every year, but I’ve been struggling with my mental health so much that I didn’t finish it last year and I’ve barely started it this year. Pottermore is starting a book club to re-read each book and Mugglenet offers a chapter by chapter podcast that I’m interested in, so I’m hoping to do this re-read in a very interactive way.
I read and LOVED the first book in this series, but by the time The Last of August came out, I was in the grips of a terrible depression and couldn’t focus enough to re-read A Study in Charlotte and read The Last of August. It had been a while since I read the first book, so I wanted to re-read it before I read the second one.
The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer
This is one of those books that just keeps popping up on GoodReads as one of the best YA books coming out this year, so I feel obligated to read it. I’ve got it on my Nook and it may be one of the books I work on at the beach.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I still haven’t read Eat, Pray, Love, but Big Magic just kept popping up in interviews I was watching with Glennon Doyle Melton and Brené Brown and I ADORE those two. Plus, I love the idea of creative living beyond fear and I thought it may help me with my quest to write my own memoir.
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
This book has kept popping up in my life and I’m really working on learning how to love myself right now, so I thought this might help provide the inspiration I need.
Almost Adulting by Arden Rose
Do you see a theme here? I really wish I could get my life together and maybe reading enough humorous self-help books will help me accomplish that in some way.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
This one I want to read because I adore both Trevor Noah and learning about South African culture. Even though I lived in South Africa for 5 months, there is so much more for me to learn about what Apartheid was really like from someone who actually lived through it but is closer to my age than the late great Nelson Mandela’s (I read Long Walk to Freedom, it was indeed long and parts of it were hard to get through).
Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman
I want to read Challenger Deep because it is based on the author’s son’s struggle with schizophrenia and I am pretty much always down to read a story that is based on mental health and raising mental health awareness.
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
This book I want to read because I want to know what happens in season 3 of Outlander before I actually watch it. I’ve read the first book and part of the second, but I had trouble finishing it as I was in the psych ward at the time. I put it down and never picked it back up.
That’s what’s in my TBR Pile/ on my TBR list. Let me know in the comments what’s in/on yours!!