Hola hunnies and welcome back to my blog / bookshelf / whatever greeting you wanna choose today!
It’s amazing how after my first post in my ‘Welcome To My Bookshelf’ series I kind of fell to a standstill with the series, not feeling inspired at all to write about my bookshelf and now here I am with two bookshelf posts for the series in the space of 8 days. The mojo is back. We go through phases sometimes, that’s why I like to keep my blog niche free, because sometimes I wanna talk about beauty, sometimes travel, sometimes books, sometimes literally anything, you know? At least it means there’s something for everyone on here and I’m always writing about what I truly want to be talking about at the time! It’s a win win situation.
Anyway, today in my Welcome To My Bookshelf series I’m going to be sharing with you every single book on my TBR (to be read) pile, including books I haven’t yet read and a few I already have but would like to read again soon in the near(ish) future.
There’s quite a few books on my TBR, so I’m not going to ramble on too much, keeping the list short and simple else this blog post will turn into a book in itself.
My Current TBR Pile (In no particular order)
⦁ You are a Badass – Jen Sincero
This book was mentioned in a LOA / Spirituality group I follow on Facebook and I liked the sound of it, so of course I had to treat myself. I’ve read a couple of pages so far but it’s been a while since I last picked this book up and I’ll definitely be starting it again from the beginning when I do decide to read it.
⦁ The Pilgrimage – Paulo Coelho
Another book I already started reading a few months ago, after reading Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemest I knew I had to read more of his work. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of The Pilgrimage so far and I’m definitely looking forward to starting this book again this year sometime. The only reason I stopped reading this before was because I already had so many other books on the go that seemed to take priority. I know I will feel called to start reading this book again in perfect timing and when it’s meant. I look forward to that day.
⦁ I’m OK – you’re OK – Thomas Anthony Harris
This book was recommended to me by my counsellor who is AMAZING by the way and I’m planning on reading this one pretty ASAP. Although it was recommended to me a couple of months ago, it’s definitely now that I’m feeling drawn to read it. I’m sure it’s going to be a blessing considering the fact it was recommended to me by someone who has helped me in so many ways, I am so looking forward to reading this book.
⦁ The Tattooist Of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
⦁ Pompeii – Mary Beard
This is another book I’ve already started reading, I picked this up last year after my trip to Pompeii, where I bought this book. I think it’s totally amazing that I actually bought this book when in Pompeii but unfortunately I just struggled to enjoy reading it. A non fiction piece about Pompeii, I found this book more of a chore to read than anything so for now it’s staying firmly on my TBR pile, and who knows? Maybe one day I’ll give it another whirl.
⦁ How To Talk To A Widower – Jonathan Tropper
⦁ Nice Girls Do – Sarah Duncan
⦁ The Last Letter From Your Lover – Jojo Moyes
I started reading this book on holiday last year but could not get into it at all. Although this book is on my TBR pile, I have no plans to start reading it again any time soon. I may pick it up in the future, but at the moment it’s staying put on the TBR pile until further notice.
⦁ Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
I’ve read a couple of chapters of this book, but again, I didn’t get into it too much. I will start up with this book again one day soon(ish) because I think I could gain a lot from it (heck isn’t that the intention? It is about becoming rich after all), so I’ll let you know my thoughts on it once I’ve read it.
⦁ The Power Trip – Jackie Collins
This was the first book of the late Jackie Collin’s I ever read and after this she fast became one of my favourite authors. I honestly think Jackie is one of the greatest authors of her genre, and she’s definitely someone whose success I greatly admire and look up to. If you’re thinking author goals, Jackie is just that. Her books are fantastic and she has made such an impact in the literary world in general and in my personal literary world too. I have so many books by Jackie and The Power Trip is definitely one I want to reread soon!
⦁ The Santangelos – Jackie Collins
Another book by the great Jackie Collins, I have already read this one but would for sure love to read again.
⦁ Vendetta: Lucky’s Revenge – Jackie Collins
I actually can’t remember if this is a book I’ve read or not but regardless, it’s Jackie Collins so I’m more than happy to read it once more and if it turns out it’s one of her works that I haven’t already read then that’s just a nice surprise!
⦁ Hollywood Divorcees – Jackie Collins
I can’t remember if I’ve read this book either. The blurb does sound familiar but I just can’t be sure, either way it’s another Jackie Collin’s book I plan on reading soon.
⦁ In A House Of Lies – Ian Rankin
⦁ Forbidden Places – Penny Vincenzi
A lot of these books on this list I found randomly. I either picked them up in random book sales at the pub (LOL) or they were given to me out of the blue. This book is one of them. I’ve no idea what it’s about, so I look forward to finding out.
⦁ When She Was Bad – Louise Bagshawe
⦁ Stupid Cupid – Arabella Weir
⦁ Pandora – Jilly Cooper
I’ve only read two Jilly Cooper books before, and one of them was honestly one of the longest books I have ever read. We’ll see how I get on with this one, but it looks pretty thick so it could take me a while to get through… stay tuned to find out!
⦁ The Cleaner – Paul Cleave
⦁ The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor
This is a book from the ‘came from random sources pile’ and I’m seriously intrigued by the title of this one… No idea what it’s about, but I’ll find out soon enough and I’m so looking forward to it. This is a book I’m definitely going to prioritise reading.
⦁ Apple Tree Yard – Louise Doughty
This book was given to me by an old work colleague, what a love! I’m actually looking forward to reading this one because it’s a suspense thriller, which is different to the genre I’m currently hooked on (chick lit) but it doesn’t seem like it will be too heavy or triggering for me (not to sound dramatic, but sometimes I just can’t deal with the horrors of thriller novels, LOL). I think this will be a nice change for me, reading wise, so this is definitely up there as a book I’m going to read soon, soon, soon.
⦁ The Sweetest Revenge – Emma Darcy
⦁ Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
⦁ The Death House – Sarah Pinborough
You know what I said about not being able to deal with certain thriller books? This isn’t even thriller, it’s HORROR. This book was actually given to me by a friend of my Dad’s, but even the title makes me feel a bit sick so I think this’ll be coming swiftly off my to be read pile… yep. I don’t even want it on my bookshelf anymore, it has to go LOL. Bye Felicia, and sorry, I mean no disrespect to the author but I just can’t stomach a horror. Not now, not ever. I’m going to re-gift this book to someone who actually likes horror novels.
⦁ La Ragazza Del Treno – Paula Hawkins
This book isn’t pictured because it’s not actually on my bookshelf at the moment (it’s probably just chilling somewhere in my spare room… I hope). I bought this book in Italy last year with the intentions of it motivating me and helping me to learn Italian. This is the Italian translation of ‘The Girl On The Train’, so since I already know that story I figured this book would be a good place for me to start as I’d be able to follow along with ease. I mean, I still have my Spanish to become fluent in first, but this Italian novel is ready and waiting for me once I begin learning. Yay!
Below are a few books I’ve already read before and very much enjoyed, so would like to read again however, I’m not in a rush to reread! One day…
⦁ All of the Jane Costello Books
⦁ One Night In Italy – Lucy Diamond
⦁ A Year At The Star And Sixpence – Holly Hepburn
⦁ Take A Chance On Me – Jill Mansell
So that’s everything on my TBR pile… or is it!? Sneaky confession, since taking the pictures for this post and writing everything up, I have bought 4 new books… so stay tuned for a little haul coming soon. I’m just loving reading at the moment!
What’s on your current TBR pile? What are you currently reading? As I mentioned in my latest Bookshelf post, I’m currently reading ‘Eat Pray Love’, ‘One Summer In Paris’ and I was just about to start reading ‘I Heart Vegas’ by Lindsey Kelk which guess what? Ya gals already finished. I just love the I Heart series, I’m so hooked on finding out what happens next, roll on book number 5!
Have you read any of the books on my TBR pile? If so, which ones and would you recommend? Be sure to let me know all your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to know all of your opinions. And if you have any book recommendations for me I’d also love to know those too, so thank you very much in advance, hehe. I can’t wait to add to my TBR pile with all your suggestions. 😉
As always thank you always for reading,
lots of love,
You have given me some great book ideas! Thanks beauty!
Also ten/ten recommend the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It is a must read, but definitely have your tissues handy! ❤
Aw exciting! Let me know if you do read any 😍
I thought it would be a tearjerker, that’s why I haven’t picked it up yet. I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to handle it but I think I should read it, especially at your recommendation. Omg I’m almost in tears just thinking about it 😭 My Uncle has read it too and he also recommended it. I’m sure I will pick it up soon. Thanks for commenting beauty ❤️
Lmao when you said “keeping the list short and simple else this blog post will turn into a book in itself.” Made me crack up so much!! Lololol
Oh snap girl these are lots of books to be read, some titles actually sound kind of fascinating. Will you be doing any books reviews when you finish each one? I’d love to know your thoughts before adding them to MY list and reading them myself lol.
Hahaha so glad you appreciated my little joke! Thanks Rossy! Aren’t there so many yet I still keep buying more! I’m determined to read these all those (except that last one I mentioned I’m giving away lol)! Yes I will definitely be doing book reviews for the books I read, or at least a compilation of mini reviews it depends on which book! Haha of course hun! I’ll be sure to recommend you only the best ❤️ Thanks for stopping by! Xx
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i hope you find the time to read them all! 🙂
I absolutely love books and have so many on my to read pile. I have heard so many good things about the tattooist of Auschwitz so I defo need to get my hands on it and read! xxx
Me too! Yeah it’s been recommended to me a couple of times now, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think of it once I’m done! Xx
I also love I’m OK – you’re OK
Really? I’ve yet to read it and I haven’t heard of anyone else who’s read it before (except my counsellor of course) so I’m excited to see you say that! Thanks hun! X
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Yess, I love that you don’t have a niche for your blog. Seeing all the different parts of you is the fun part. 🙂 I keep mine niche-free for the exact same reasons!
Your bookshelf is just so pretty to look at, Jennie. 😍 I’m super into thrillers but like you, I am a chicken about Horror. Don’t think I’ve ever even read a book in that genre before!
Hope you enjoy reading all of these when you get them! ♡ Thanks for sharing with us!