Friday 3 July 2020

What's on your TBR pile?

Between book clubs and personal reading, July looks like a big reading month!

I've read books on kindle for over ten years now. It was a habit I started when my son was born, because it was much easier to read via iPad during the night while he was feeding, or insomnia struck, and I just loved the portability of it so much that it stuck.

But our local library was rebuilt about a year ago, and it's a fabulous place to visit with the kids, so I've started reading paper again.

Now that restrictions are easing in Queensland (and my brain actually wants to read instead of worry), we've been able to return to the library and borrow some books for the holidays.

Add Amazon's 1-click purchase ability, and my To Be Read pile is ever-growing!

Here's a peek at my TBR pile on Kindle this month.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. [Amazon]

This book has been blowing up book lists for the last 6 months. I don't usually like to read pop fiction while everyone's talking about a book, so I can make my own decision about how good it is, but this felt like a timely story to read.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

My local book club has picked this book for discussion next month. With all the hype around the recent TV series and then the book release, we decided to jump in and give it a go. I barely remember reading The Handmaid's Tale, and have only watched the first series, so I'm keen to dive into this and see how it stacks up.

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Another book club read, this time for the Simple Scrapper book club, I listen to personal development books with my Audible membership (most often when I'm at work or cleaning the kitchen.) I'm looking forward to the discussion about this book, and how we can apply it to our lives and creative practices.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

I've had my eye on this book for awhile, so when it popped up on Francine's book club list, I knew it was time to jump in and read it.

Between these and the library books, it's going to be a busy month of reading!

What's on your TBR pile?


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