For some time now I’ve been kind of half-hearted into the reading game and I’ve read mostly mediocre books. You know, the easy, boring and badly done crime/thrillers? I haven’t had the mind capacity, or the zeal, to read anything else, due to depression.

There are four books that I can recall having enjoyed reading in the past two years, and that’s quite a sad statistic. This year my head is clearer, *does happy dance*, and I already have a few books on my TBR list that I thought I’d share with you. (If you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!)

๐Ÿ“– Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This book has been standing on my shelf forever, (next to The Goldfinch that I’ve just started reading!!), and it’s about time it gets read. I’ve seen reviews saying it’s overhyped, but I want to see for myself.

๐Ÿ“– The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafรณn. Actually the whole The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series, (which just came in the mail the other day). I’ve read such good reviews of these and I can’t wait.

๐Ÿ“– Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I am very much intrigued by the synopsis of this. I love historical fiction and I know this will be a good one.

๐Ÿ“– The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler. I’m on the fence about this one. I might read it or I might start and not finish it. I’ve read the previous books, so I feel like I should finish the series, but they’ve become a bit predictable and I’m tired of them describing every female character with having “perky, well-shaped breasts”… You feel me?

๐Ÿ“– All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Also historical fiction! I saw this was the Goodreads Choice Winner of 2014 and supposedly it has beautiful prose.

๐Ÿ“– The Killer Across the Table by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Yes, I am interested in the psychology of serial killers.

๐Ÿ“– The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read too much of Sylvia Plath’s work, but I’m very intrigued to get to read her journals. (Sorry for the intrusion, Sylvia).

I also thought I would try something new and maybe do some short reviews of these books when read, if that would be interesting?

Do you have any more suggestions for my TBR list? I’m short on 7 books after these to reach my goal for this year (20 books), so I’d love to know!

x Almond

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