Good day readers!
For anyone who is a follower of my blog, or has read any of my posts before, you might recognise this title; I wrote a similar post back in July last year but I’m back with an updated version!
My current tbr shelf on Goodreads consists of 22 books. While this may seem like a large number to some, I’ve had over double this amount on my tbr shelf before, so this is quite an achievement for me!
(Let’s just pretend I don’t own a whole set of classics that I’ve owned for at least 8 years but haven’t actually added to my tbr shelf, which would make it add up to well over a hundred books…)
In this post I decided to list the 5 books on my tbr that I want to read most and why – these are all books I hope to read by the end of 2018 (which sounds do-able but I’m constantly breaking my book ban, buying more books and forgetting all about those already on my tbr).
1. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Technically, this book is my Dad’s, not mine, but he recommended it to me last year and it’s been on my tbr since the 9th June 2016…
I have had a few friends also recommend this to me and I can’t wait to read it. I actually made reading this book one of my goals for 2018 and I plan to read it when on holiday in the summer as it’s quite a large hardback book, which isn’t the most convenient thing to carry around daily!
2. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephanie Meyer
I used to love the Twilight Saga and although I read all the books, I can’t really remember what happens in them (I’m assuming they’re fairly similar to the films, which I remember way more clearly).
I was talking to my best friend the other day and she mentioned Twilight (we used to binge-watch the films together) and it reminded me that although I’ve skimmed through this book a few times, it’s still on my tbr shelf as I’ve never fully read it. As this Saga used to be one of my favourites (or at least, the films were), I’ve decided to finally read this properly.
3. The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Mark Salisbury
The same best friend who I was talking to about the Twilight Saga bought me this book two Christmases ago and I’ve never seemed to get around to reading it, even though I love behind-the-scenes books such as this.
As with Sherlock Holmes, this book is quite a large hardback, making it quite difficult to read on the bus etc. but I plan to read it on weekends, or after work, and keep a separate book in my bag for travelling around.
I can’t wait to read this book as I’ve read some really good reviews about it, plus it looks amazing (the actual book is even designed to look like a case)!
4. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and I always have at least one of her books on my tbr shelf, so of course I had to include one in this list!
I love watching adaptions of Agatha Christie books and I’m currently halfway through one of the TV adaptions of this book. As I’m really enjoying it so far, it’s made me want to read the book more!
5. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
This book was on the previous version of this post that I uploaded and I still haven’t read it (oops), although I have since watched the first series of Wolf Hall, which I really enjoyed.
My A-Level History teacher was a massive fan of this book and it was partly his enthusiasm that motivated me to buy the book (he saw it on my desk on the day I bought it and got really excited) and watch the series. Now I don’t have exams to worry about, I feel like I’ll be able to enjoy this book more than if I’d have tried to read it during the middle of my exams and I definitely want to read this book this year!
So there you have an updated version of the books I want to read most on my tbr pile. For anyone who read my previous version of this post and is curious, I FINALLY read the first three Poldark books (that had been on my tbr since 2015) and really enjoyed them, but I haven’t read any more of the series as of yet.
Have you read any of the books on my tbr? What did you think of them (no spoilers please)? Leave me a comment!