I haven’t done a to be read list in f o r e v e r. My books sorta got forgotten about last year and I struggled to find ones that could keep my interest. But alas, lockdown is hitting hard and here we are, rummaging through drawers, cupboards and through Amazon to find some books to keep my mind occupied.
TO BE READ
Second Chance by Jane Green
“Jane Green, author of the bestsellers The Love Verb and The Beach House, examines love, life, and friendships in her moving and entertaining novel Second Chance.”
Finding Henry Applebee by Celia Reynolds
“Finding Henry Applebee is a charming, tender and uplifting story about unlikely friendships, the power of love – and how it’s never too late to change your life.”
The Truth About Magic by Atticus Poetry
“A book that will leave you smiling, energised and booking flights to far off beaches.”
I’ve read snippets and I keep up with his Instagram. Rather quickly he’s become one of my favourite writers. His ability to see beauty in anything leaves me wanting to write my feelings for the world to see. Plus one of my besties’ introduced me to this book. I gotta have it.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I will finish this bloody book if it’s the last thing I do. I love a classic but I seem to fall in and out of love with this one.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I picked this book up when I was 14 while I was at the airport (nothing like a light read for the plane), my mum felt I was too young for it but let me buy it anyway. I think I was too immature for it. I found it up the attic at the beginning of the week so it’s back on my TBR shelf.
Its a heartbreaking classic and I can’t wait to finish it.
The Foundling by Paul Joseph Fronczak and Alex Tresniowski
“A true story of a kidnapping, a family secret and my search for the real me.”
The Foundling is the only book to really traumatise me, I think. No, this a different kind of trauma. I’m not scared while I read it, I’m fascinated by how a story as wild as this is true, – not based on truth, not an inaccurate retelling, not dramatised – just the genuine truth behind a man trying to find out who he is.
Paul Joseph Fronczak was taken from the hospital days after he was born, basically from his mothers arms. Nearly two years later he is brought home, and when he finds the articles from his abduction at 10 years old, he’s told to forget about it.
It’s not until he’s 50 that he goes searching for the truth about his life – why is he so different from his family? Is he the real Paul Joseph?
A DNA test proves his worst fear, but also his gut feeling – he is not the Paul that was taken from the hospital all those years ago.
The book takes you on his search to finding out who he is, who his family is and what happened to him as a toddler that led to his abandonment.
I’m hooked, I have been since the first page. A review has gotta be on it’s way.
Moby Dick – Usbourne Classics Retold
I was giving this before I went to high school by my teacher. She wanted us to have a classic and I was given this one. I never actually read it the whole way through because it wasn’t my usual pick but I’ve been enjoying the simplified but good retelling of one of the most famous books.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
Drop me your favourite books below, my TBR list can never be too big!
Much love x