TBR Chronicles #14

April has had no shortage of good reading recommendations with all its shortlists and awards.  In addition to these discoveries I've been reminded of two classics which I have for a long while intended to read. The first is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which is renowned for being a profound read and with all the... Continue Reading →

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TBR Chronicles #13

Some months I barely add to my TBR and others I seem to find endless new books that pique my interest.  March has definitely been the latter but I've selected just five of my most anticipated to share with you which I think will be great reads. The first on my March list is a... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #12

I recently finished The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro which I enjoyed so I've added to my TBR list his first novel A Pale View of Hills which I hope to be an equally good read filled with his beautiful writing and keen insights. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M.... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #11

This month's TBR list begins with a book I hope will guide me on the beginnings of the journey I described in New Year, New Goals to teach myself Photoshop.  There are bucket loads of resources available out there from books to online tutorials to help with this but I've decided to start with Adobe... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #10

  As the end of the year swiftly approaches, it's got me thinking about my reading challenge and whether or not I'm going to manage to complete it in time.  For this reason, I went over the shorter novels on my TBR list in the hopes of knocking out a few novellas to get my... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #09

This month has been a bit of a quiet month for new additions to my TBR list.  I have only one new book; The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, which looks interesting.  "In The Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. We learn that virtue is... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #08

This month Margaret Atwood's new book, The Heart Goes Last, was published.  I really enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale and have a lot of her other books on my TBR so it just makes sense that her latest offering goes on the list. Another new release coming next month is David Mitchell's Slade House.  Slade House... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #07

Recently, the movie version of Lisa Genova's novel Still Alice came out.  I am very interested in the story and only just came to know of Genova's novels upon discovering the movie's book beginnings.  So, before I watch the movie I'd like to read the book. (GoodReads) I read an article on Forbes in which... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #06

This week the 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist was released.  This is my most anticipated lit prize of the year and you can be sure that the longlist will have a few gems on it.  This year I've picked two books from the list that I expect to be really good. The first is The... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #05

Last month (May) was a slow month for my TBR so I decided to wait until I had a post-worthy amount of books to talk about.  Over the years of writing this blog I've noticed that come mid-year my reading verve dies down a bit.  I have no idea why this happens but it's a... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #04

This month I have some books that are a little different from what I would normally select.  This is in part due to my recent refocus in my working world.  I've decided to take on new challenges professionally and so the first new addition to my TBR is Tom Ang's beautiful book The Complete Photographer. ... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #03

I recently read An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine and from it I added two books to my TBR list.  The first one is The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.  I've always wanted to read something by Pessoa because he is such a literary legend but I'll admit I felt a bit apprehensive as... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #02

The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine has been on my TBR for a while but I had forgotten about it.  It wasn't until the NBCC Fiction Finalists were announced and Alameddine's novel An Unnecessary Woman drew my attention that I remembered he had written another book that I'd intended on reading.  I was quite taken by... Continue Reading →

TBR Chronicles #01

This month I added two books from my Friday Book Feature posts to my TBR.  The first one was The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.  I’ve been meaning to read something by Franzen for a really long time and after doing some reading about The Corrections I thought why not start with the novel that made... Continue Reading →

The TBR Chronicles Begin…

I spend a fair amount of time reading about books to read and getting wonderful recommendations from friends and fellow bloggers.  My TBR list is an intricate mess, an ever increasing mammoth of what will probably be a lifetime of reading.  The list grows far more quickly than I can tick off books I've read... Continue Reading →

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