Wednesday, January 22, 2020

#PratsReads - Reshuffling the TBR

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This week's topic is - The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Since I have moved to a new country in Jan 2019, I do not have a bookshelf. And the knowledge that I have to move back to my home country someday makes it really difficult for me to buy too many physical books. I have in total less than 10 books (which as per my friends is still too many) in my room right now. But definitely no bookshelf, and hence no new addition worth mentioning here. But whats a reader without the ever-growing TBR pile ;)

My TBR pile rarely has the yet-to-be-published books or even the ones that are released within the last 3-6 months. Instead, I keep finding books/authors I have never read before and so they keep filling my TBR often. And then there are the books left unfinished for one reason or another. For 2020 , I decided to not run after new books but actually clear out my "to-read" list on Goodreads a bit. Here are the top 5 books/series that I plan to move to the "read" pile before 2021 -




  • Witcher Series - I rarely skip books before watching a movie or show based on them (unless I am not aware of the fact before I watch it ). From the day the series was announced to be adapted for a show, I added the books to my TBR. Now that season 1 is out, I started reading "The Last Wish" this week and I plan to finish most of the series this year for once and forever. 





  • Daddy Long Legs - This is one of the favorites of a dear book lover and friend. I am ashamed to admit that even after multiple reminders I have not read this one. But since it was discussed on our podcast's first episode, I have promised to read it this year for sure. 





  • Bartimaeus Series - I read the first book in the series some years back and this remains one of the very few series that I have not finished. I like Stroud's writing from his other books and found this series to be as much fun so there is no reason or excuse why I have not read the remaining two books. Hopefully this year I do. *fingers crossed*




  • Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie - some 5 years ago, I found this book in a cafe while on vacation to a small town. I bought the book to finish it once back home but never picked it again. From what I still remember it is a beautiful fantasy fiction story and its high time I finish reading it. 





  • Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits - Kashmir has always been the troubled part of my country. At one point, the Kashmiri Pandit community was forced to leave following brutal killings and torture by Islamist militants. This book is the powerful, unforgettable story of the author, then 14 years old, being driven out of his home and city.






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