Shop Your Bookshelf: Quarantine TBR

Two things I’ve found that make writing blog posts easier during this stressful time — discussion-y posts and following other bloggers’ leads with their post ideas. So today we’ll have a little of both!

Kate over at The Living Hours recently posted her TBR based on books on her shelves that she hasn’t yet read (ps. Kate’s not officially a book blog but she has wonderful, cozy posts about clothing and baking and even just enjoying the sunlight — a feel-good blog if ever I’ve found one). I don’t own a ton of books (personal choice) but the majority of my shelves are unread so what better time to tackle the TBR than while in quarantine?!


I didn’t have quite the same categories as Kate so I’ve sorted my books into “Mysteries”, “Poetry / Short Stories”, “Middle Grade”, “Fiction”, “Non-Fiction”, and then “Pretty Books” aka “the ones I had on a different shelf where I could lovingly gaze at their covers but forgot about when I initially made these lists”.

92438353_152770962726497_6938818484742651904_nshop your bookshelf: Mysteries

  1. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  2. A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
  3. Buried Prey by John Sandford

92053469_612074579380386_4819555894318596096_nshop your bookshelf: Poetry / Short Stories

  1. Robert Frost’s Poems with introduction by Louis Untermeyer
  2. The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

92215849_1084480508587732_2256265591830609920_nshop your bookshelf: Middle Grade

  1. The Year Mrs. Montague Cried by Susan White
  2. Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

shop your bookshelf: Fiction

  1. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharin Ingelman-Sundberg
  2. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  3. Cold Summer by Gwen Cole91973211_568153757386533_4567884258315599872_n
  4. The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
  5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  6. The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
  7. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
  8. Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
  9. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

91964221_2933304856895768_5715147607366434816_nshop your bookshelf: Non-Fiction

  1. Priscilla by Nicholas Shakespeare
  2. Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
  3. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

shop your bookshelf: Pretty Books

  1. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier92177559_573186236656580_8188535117543636992_n
  2. Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
  3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  4. The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel
  5. Louis Riel by Chester Brown
  6. Antique Blues by Jane K Cleland

25 books all in all! Of course this is all wildly optimistic that I’ll have any motivation to read (I’m slowly making my way through my current reads so haven’t lost my steam yet) but it’s nice to know what I can pick from if I do feel the urge, especially so I can pick based on my mood (is it a mystery or a middle grade kind of day?).

Lots of pictures for today’s post cuz I had a freshly made bed and lots of sunlight 😛

Have you read any of these books? If you’ve been up to reading lately, what genre are you drawn towards?


8 thoughts on “Shop Your Bookshelf: Quarantine TBR

  1. Sounds like you have a good TBR stack to keep you busy during the quarantine! I love this idea. I really enjoyed The Yellow Wallpaper and definitely recommend that. I also love Tartt’s writing and The Secret History is quite good. There are some here that I want to read as well. My TBR is quite big and definitely keeping me busy in these times ^.^

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  2. Quarantine does seem like hte perfect time to catch up on your tbr, though I know lots of people are struggling to focus on books right now. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve heard of some. I hope you enjoy whichever ones you get to! I love that you had to make a separate list for the pretty ones you forgot about lol.

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  3. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was a comfort read series for me during my undergrad! Haha, hope it is comforting you now. Louis Riel is pretty good and probably required reading for all Manitobans 😉 I have also read Boy, Snow, Bird. Oyeyemi is one of my favourite authors but I have complicated feelings about that one.

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