New TBR Shelf…

Picture3 So – summer is almost here (at least where I live) and with summer comes a new TBR list to drool over. These are all books that I already own and just surfaced when I reshuffled my bookshelves so I’m looking forward to this selection.

Usual guidelines apply: there is no “have-to” about any of this or keeping/straying from the list so this is a no-pressure environment here. Pull up a chair and let’s have a look at the titles:

  • Creating a Beautiful House – Alexandra Stoddard (NF and been on the pile for a while)
  • Remember the Alamo – Alison Battle and Allison Vale (UK take on US history, I think)
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (NF science writing/humor)
  • Quirk – Hannah Holmes (NF sociology – similar to Malcom Gladwell, perhaps)
  • I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School –Caroline Taggart (bite-sized reminders about things you may have daydreamed through class)
  • Servants: A Downstairs Look View of Twentieth-Century Britain – Lucy Letheridge (NF/social history/UK)
  • An Unnecessary Woman – Rabih Alameddine (F)
  • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing – Ted Conover (NF/autobiography/prison guard)
  • The Rotter’s Club – Jonathon Coe (F)
  • Nothing to Envy – Barbara Demick (NF/travel about North Korea)
  • The Entymologist – Mark Forsythe (NF about words)
  • Getting Stoned with the Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu – J. Maarten Troost (NF/travel/funny)
  • The Day the World Came to Stay: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland – Jim deFede (NF/history)
  • Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson (NF/travel)
  • Maphead – Ken Jennings (NF/Geography/history)
  • Everybody was So Young – Amanda Vaill (NF/history/Lost Generation)
  • We Should All be Feminists – Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (essays)
  • Rules of the Wild – Marciano (F/Africa/history)
  • Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome (F kids)
  • A Walk around the West Indies – Hunter Davies (NF/travel)

So happy reading ahead!

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