Current TBR List

Before book blogging, I wasn’t moving so avidly from book to book. I never really thought about what I would be reading ahead of the book I was already in. Now I will usually have a small pile of books I’m working through. It grows and shrinks rhythmically. I really enjoyed reading Purple Manatees recent TBR blog post (consisting of FORTY SEVEN books can you believe it?!) and although my list is not as extensive I felt an impulse to make my own.

So here they are…

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Dean Koontz, The Funhouse

A couple of months ago I read Midnight and couldn’t put a finger on my feelings for my initial impression of Koontz’s writing. We didn’t immediately gel. But I’ve since realised I can remember Midnight quite well, so something must have stuck. Wondering if it was just that story, and not Koontz as a whole, I wanted to try something else by him. And this one looks super creepy, which I love!

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Poetry anthologies, Poems to Live Your Life By and A Literary Christmas

I was interested in purchasing some pretty looking poetry books I could just dip into time to time. I found a lot of poets I love in ‘Poems to live your life by’ so thought this would be a safe purchase. ‘A Literary Christmas’ was also close by at the time and so they were, admittedly, slight impulse buys. I love Christmas and just decided I needed something like this book in my life!

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Blogosphere Magazine, Issue 

A bit of something different. I absolutely love Blogosphere magazine and receive them through subscription. I haven’t quite had time to read Melanie Murphy’s issue yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I usually set time aside to read the magazines in one sitting – cover to cover of course. I’ll definitely have time soon. Last year I did a blog post explaining why I love this magazine and I’m wondering whether to do another review, perhaps in video form this time.

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Stephen King, On Writing

I see this book being highly recommended everywhere. I have always assumed it’s a more technical book about writing, but after reading Gary Holdaway’s post on it, I realised it was going to be a lot more than that! King is probably my favourite author ever and I’m really interested in learning more about his life. I always find his interviews gripping.

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James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall

Horror, horror, more horror. That’s all the reason I need. I think this looks a little different to Herbert’s other novels so I’m intrigued by that. Also, I just want to experience more of his writing as his imagery really is a wonderful talent.

 

What’s everybody else reading right now?

6 thoughts on “Current TBR List

  1. Hey! Thanks for the link back 🙂 I read the Secret of Crickley Hall when I was 15 years old. I loved it. As a newer reader, and still pretty young at the time, I was surprised how spooked it made me when I closed the book and settled for bed. Let’s just say teenager with a night light 😉

    I’m more immune to horror now of course, I practically live and breathe it. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it, and I seriously can’t wait to hear your verdict of On Writing! I love it, for it’s fun personal stories, and it’s casually delivered writing advice.

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    1. Haha! That makes me more excited to read it, I don’t know much about it to be honest. Horror doesn’t necessarily scare me but I always end up with some crazy dreams because of it! 😝

      Really loved your review of On Writing by the way. When I saw this copy in the shop afterwards my first thought was “Gary won’t be happy if I don’t grab it right now!” ☺️

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