Hi guys, hope you’re enjoying your first weekend of 2018 (or, what I’m classing as the beginning of 2018 all-together, but it’s best I don’t try to explain that).
Today, I’m coming to you post-Goodreads TBR check, with a list of 5 books I really want to get to in 2018… a Bookish Bucket List, if you will.
These are all books that have been on my TBR for less than a year, but haven’t found the time to pick up yet!
Here’s hoping that by the end of the year they’ll all have moved over to join their friends on my Read shelf!
1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg.
Recently my mum forced me to watch the movie of Fried Green Tomatoes and, once again, proved that mother knows best! I absolutely loved this movie, but there was so much content and discussion going on that I really want to read the book and ponder it a bit more.
My mum and I are going to try and tackle this as a buddy read, but we’re both in a transitional period at the moment so it’s going to be a while before we get there, hopefully not too long though or I may end up going on without her!
2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
I had to read Half of a Yellow Sun for uni this time last year, but I’d really like to try some Adichie on my own time. A time when I’m not forcing myself to plow through it so I can keep up with the lectures!
This also has an added incentive as it was one of the books sunbeamsjess picked for her book club that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet.
3. Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih.
Wow, this is another book I’m picking up because of sunbeamsjess… freaky.
As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to remember exactly what this is about, but I remember thinking it sounded really interesting. All I can remember right now is that it was originally written in Arabic and is a post-colonial novel… sorry if that’s no help to you!
4. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
I read The Sympathizer earlier this year and since then I’ve really wanted to pick up something else by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and The Refugees leaped out at me, so here it is on the list.
Nguyen’s writing as a Vietnamese American has a really unique perspective and his shameless writing-style really appealed to me, for what reason I cannot say.
5. Swing Time by Zadie Smith.
I read White Teeth in 2017 and, even though it left me a little disappointed, I’d still really like to try Swing Time. She’s one of those authors that, as an English student, I feel obliged to read so you can imagine the sense of accomplishment I’ll have when this gets added to the read shelf!
And that’s it, make sure you let me know in the comment section below what books you’d like to add to your Read Shelf this year, or if you’re interested in any of the books I talked about in this post. See you in the comments!