It’s a semi-peaceful, boring Sunday. I’m inundated by work but thought to take a break to do something fun hence this post on books! I recently started doing posts called Wishes for My TBR Pile in which I share the top books I’ve discovered and added to my Goodreads “to be read” list. I frequently add books to my TBR list so “top” here refers to those I’m most likely to purchase and read.
While working, I realized that I’ve never shared whether I’ve actually gotten any of the books I wished for so I thought it would be a great idea to take a break and do a post on the ones I received. Here they are:
The first TBR pile book I bought is The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones. It’s from my October TBR pile round-up. I’ve already started reading it, but am doing so at a leisurely pace. To me it is written like an history book, which makes sense (duh!) but the pacing bores me a bit so I allow myself to be easily interrupted while reading. But so far I enjoy the back story it provides on the Targaryens and how they came to be in Westeros. The artwork is great as well.
Next I got an audiobook of Marlon James’ recent story on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley, A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel, from Goodreads. This one is from the October TBR pile round-up as well. I would have started it already if it was a novel. I have to work myself up to listen to an audiobook since I don’t retain much when I simply listen. My mind tends to drift. I’ll have to work out a routine for this one: either drawing while listening or purchasing the book and reading along while I listen.
I purchased In Search of Lost Dragons, by Elian Black’Mor and Carine-M, soon after publishing my February TBR pile round-up. I felt like I had to possess it as soon as possible so I could riffle through its pages and stare at the illustrations of dragons. I haven’t started it as yet but I like the illustrations I’ve seen thus far.
I’m adding Rachel Hartman’s Shadow Scale (second in the Seraphina series) to this list as well because I would’ve added it to a TBR pile post if I hadn’t already received it. I got an ARC copy from Random House! I was excited when I received it. I enjoyed the first book, Seraphina, which is about a musically talented half-dragon girl who learns to appreciate who she is while trying to secure the peace pact between humans and dragons. I recently re-read Seraphina to prepare myself for Shadow Scale and realized that there’s much I failed to notice during my first read, which is probably why I didn’t enjoy it much then.
Well, I guess I should get back to work now since this post is done and all…Let me know in the comments what books from your TBR pile you’ve received or purchased.
More books hauls (had to include them all, great books!) Lots of “Red Queen”
- Book Haul #2! (thecolourdodge.wordpress.com)
- Book Haul, Adventures, & Pictures (sociallyawkwardbookworm.wordpress.com)
- 2015 Book Haul So Far (yabookers.wordpress.com)
- Mini March Book Haul (beccaandbooks.wordpress.com)
- BookTube: The Book Haul that Should Not Have Happened (theliterarysisters.wordpress.com)
- Spring Book Haul (poetryinmotionjournal.wordpress.com)
- The “I Chickened Out” Book Haul Post (novaswonderland.wordpress.com)
- Book Haul — 18 March 2015 (thebookelves.net)
- Book Fair Book Haul (okpotato.com)