The Current State of My Physical TBR

In light of keeping myself accountable for my 2020 bookish goals, I decided to make a list of all of the books I physically own and still haven’t read as of April 7th, 2020. Remarkably, this list isn’t a mile long (I promise), and I definitely think I can get through all of these books before summer! Here we go.

SHE WOULD BE KING is a gift from my best friend! It tells the story of a cast of 3 characters with fantastical powers and how they came to find they had them. African diaspora inspiration.

GLASS SWORD is the second book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. I read and reviewed Red Queen so long ago, I probably need to dig through my storage and reread that first. Or maybe I can just try to jump back in. Who knows.

LEGENDARY is the second book in the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber. We all know how I felt about Caraval (if you don’t, see: 1,2), so I’m reluctant to read this book. However, I hate leaving series unfinished, so I’ll push through eventually and 100% do another video discussion on my thoughts.

WEEDFLOWER is a book I picked up at a little library in my hometown. It’s about Japanese internment which is a portion of history I am very interested in. I haven’t gotten to it just because my priority reads keep getting shifted around, but I am excited to nevertheless!

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is a book I meant to read in February for Black History Month. Honestly? I read the first chapter and put it down. I spent a few days trying to make myself pick it back up, but something about this book isn’t clicking with me. I’m not sure if I’ll end up reading this book or make peace with leaving it unfinished and donating it. But as of now, it’s still a physical book on my TBR.

THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME was an impulse buy on Amazon after reading the author’s tweets about how she felt like her book wasn’t doing well (the empath in me won). I’m still wanting to read this book, but I worry that I won’t comprehend it as much as I should because of the sheer amount of culture that drives it that I am completely unfamiliar with. Which is why I have left it unread for so many months. I really need to push past the doubt of cultural illiteracy and just read it.

So there you have it! Those are 6 books sitting on my shelf that I still need to read. How big is your physical TBR pile? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “The Current State of My Physical TBR

  1. Your physical TBR is what I aspire to reach! I started going to library sales last year and that put me in a neverending TBR hole 😬

    I really like Zora Neale Hurston’s works but I know a lot of people don’t click with the way she writes dialogue. There’s also a short story collection of hers that was published recently, Hitting A Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick.


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