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”.
shop your bookshelf: Mysteries
- The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
- Buried Prey by John Sandford
shop your bookshelf: Poetry / Short Stories
- Robert Frost’s Poems with introduction by Louis Untermeyer
- The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
shop your bookshelf: Middle Grade
- The Year Mrs. Montague Cried by Susan White
- Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
shop your bookshelf: Fiction
- The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharin Ingelman-Sundberg
- The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
- Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
- The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
- At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
- Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
shop your bookshelf: Non-Fiction
- Priscilla by Nicholas Shakespeare
- Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
shop your bookshelf: Pretty Books
- Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
- Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel
- Louis Riel by Chester Brown
- 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?