Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer TBR

Let's be real. I've been horrible at reading these days, which you should know from my Twitter feed, if not from the fact that I barely post on here anymore. Therefore, I'm certainly not going to expect that my summer TBR stack gets much more love than it has the rest of this year, but because I want to provide you some of the titles on my (huge) reading list anyway, I'll list ten here. Does that sound good? Yay.

This whole "clean eating" thing is getting my attention - I just might try it. This is one blogger's journeyIt Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig - Currently reading and about eight (and something) chapters in. I went on the Whole30 April 28-May 27 and received some amazing benefits, but never got the chance to read the book, which everyone says is vital to the diet's success (note: I had no problems with the diet regarding understanding its rules, even without reading the book). I talk more about the Whole30 on my lifestyle blog.

Dark to Mortal Eyes by Eric Wilson - An oldie (published in '04), so I'm not sure if I'll like it. I also haven't attempted to foray into the world of traditionally-published Christian fiction for a looooooooong time, and I have a history of being dissatisfied with the genre. We'll see how this goes. At least the cover is cool.

An Ode To Unaccelerated Reading - 10 long novels worth the time spent (putting these on my ever-growing list)Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Yep, I will hopefully attempt the 954-page novel again sometime in the near future. I got about 200 pages in during winter quarter 2014 but it was too much to try to read that and all my other English literature stuff. (It's even better [sarcastically speaking] when your brain automatically makes dozens of symbolic, intellectual, and introspective connections because that's what it's been doing for the past five months. JK - that's the main reason I love literature so much.) Eventually I'd like to watch the 2012 movie with Keira Knightley as well. LMK if it has any really questionable content or if it's possible to find edited versions somewhere?

JK Rowling to release new novel 'The Silkworm' under Robert Galbraith pseudonym >> I CAN'T BLOODY WAIT!!!The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith - 'Kay I haven't heard much at all about this one, but I think Rissi introduced it to me through one of her Cover Candy posts. Also I just learned Robert Galbraith is just another pen name for J.K. Rowling -- ! Talk about excited! Jeez. I didn't know she'd landed so many bestsellers after Harry Potter.

Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous by The Tone It Up Girls - Seems like a lot of my fave fitness stars are releasing books nowadays, and I had to add this one to my list. Who knows if it's actually worth reading, because most nutrition books don't seem to be.

Tiger's Curse (Tiger's Curse Series #1)One of me FAV Series!! Can't wait for the 4th one In September!!!Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - Another introduction from Rissi, and another one I remember nothing about. This should be interesting. 

Cassey Ho's Hot Body Year-Round: The POP Pilates Plan to Get Slim, Eat Clean, and Live Happy Through Every SeasonHot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho - What'd I tell you? All these nutrition books. I have no idea how I'll like this one either, as I disagree with Cassey's diet. I find it boring, she admits to frequent hunger, and I think she could seriously benefit from extra fat in her diet (avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, almonds, cashews, . . .). 

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The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - I think this might be part of a series. IDK. If it is, I'll obviously be reading the first one first. Go figure.

Odysseus in America by Jonathan Shay. $11.54Odysseus in America by Jonathan Shay - Talk about a doozy. The good kind. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder + The Odyssey + research opportunity = nerdy I guess?

Wendy Darling: A Novel by Colleen Oakes | 256 pages | SparkPress | October 13, 2015Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes - *screech* this sounds so good!

Are any of these books on YOUR TBR stack?


  1. The only book I've hear of on this book is Anna Karenina cuz I'm a classic literature nerd. I've never read it myself, but it sounds good. Let me know what you think when you finish it! :) Your other books sounds super interesting. I should go check them out. (Wendy Darling looks especially intriguing)

    1. The 200 pages I got into it WERE good, Hannah, for sure -- it wasn't that it wasn't interesting to me, just that I was losing interest in reading altogether at that point from having done so much for college homework. (I still haven't gotten back into reading outside the classroom, and I'm trying to this summer.) Also, IDK if this will matter to you, but the storyline is about an affair, and that drives some people away even though (as far as I know) there's nothing explicit. (And I think the "bad" people get their dues at the end.)

      Thanks! Hopefully you can check them out too, and let me know what you think when you read them -- you'll probably get to them faster than I will! ;)

  2. Emery's is SO cute. I'd like to read her first book, but far as I know it's not connected to "Start of Me and You." Here's hoping. Wendy Darling looks just like its title - darling, and yes, sounds really good. :)

    1. Indeed! I can't wait to read The Start of Me and You -- all I hear are raves :)


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