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My TBR List #3

My TBR List #3 was planned for July, but it worked out pretty nicely considering that I have only 1 book left from the first TBR list and I’m reading a book from the second list. From the first list I had a DNF because it was not as good as I was expecting it to be.

My TBR List #3

As I finished my course, I will take a small break from history, as in I will read less in the next month or so. Instead I will focus on books with diverse topics that I didn’t have time to read because I was busy with my studies.

My TBR List #3. List of books:

I started reading Humankind by Rutger Bregman and I find it interesting. It’s one of those books that makes you think even if you don’t agree with what the author is saying or their overall assessment.

Fighting for the United States, Executed in Britain by Simon Webb is another book I started reading but I’ve decided to include in the list. It’s fascinating because it’s largely unknown. This is a review copy.

The only fiction book in this list is The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes. I read quite a few books by her, all historical fiction, but in other periods. I hope she will recreate the 1940s period just as good as she did the other periods in which her books take place.

Animal Farm by George Orwell is, of course, one of the books I planned to read but didn’t have the opportunity to. It’s been on my shelves for a couple of years and I should finally read it. I’ve read Homage to Catalonia by Orwell and I like his style, so I have high expectations from Animal Farm.

My husband read Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil and enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading the book too.

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein is a new book, published recently. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow was fascinating and I want to read that one again, so this book too comes with very high expectations.

What books do you plan to read?

11 Comment

  1. I’m not familiar with any of these except for ANimal Farm. I’ve been reading a lot this summer. I’ve done several mysteries, as usual, including more in the excellent Simon Serrailer series by Susan Hill, “Love, Death and Rare Books,” (which I think you might enjoy) and a few for “Paris in July” blog event. On my list is a book about the creation of one of my favorite musicals, “Follies,” and possibly Anne Lindbergh’s journals and/or (dare I tackle the more than 1000 pages) Edward Rutherfurd’s “New York,” which has been on my pile a long while I also have a few quickie reads on the list, too. Working down the pile, one by one — but some how it always stays the same height!

  2. I just finished Jennifer Egan’s “Manhattan Beach”, which was a straight-up novel. I enjoyed it, but it felt like a bit of a mish-mash. I’m currently reading a compilation of Russian (1967 edition) science fiction short stories – they are really fascinating. I picked Octavia E. Butler’s final novel “Fledgling” as my choice for my next book club – we shall see how my friends enjoy it!

  3. Some interesting sounding books you have listed. Currently I am reading Ian Rankin and his Inspector Rebus series. I just finished reading Raynor Winn books, The Salt Path (her first book) and the Wild Silence which is her follow up. book, both good reads. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. A couple of these sound interesting to me. Animal Farm was require reading when I was in grade 10, so it’s been decades since I read it. I remember enjoying it.

    Having recently read two memoirs on fairly heavy topics (both both very good, and both might interest you), I’m looking for some lighter reading this month. I’ve currently got a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett borrowed from the library.
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    1. Do you mean Forty Autumns and The Choice? Both sound really great! I miss your posts on books. I found Forty Autumns at one of my libraries, so I reserved it. The other one is my to-read list on goodreads.
      It’s a shame there are no Rottweilers in the puzzle, it’s so cute. 🙂

      1. Yes, those are the two. Both are book club selections. We’ll discuss The Choice at our meeting next week, and Forty Autumns is for August. I’d love to know your opinion of the latter, having grown up in a communist country. The author points out that it’s just her family’s take on things and that it isn’t necessarily a “black and white” situation (so there is bias, of course) … that there were people who were comfortable being taken care of by the state. (so to speak). As for The Choice, I found a short YouTube of Dr. Eger speaking and it was really good. She’s an incredible person.

        They should have used Rottweiler for “R”, but I like the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
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        1. I will on YouTube for the clip wih Dr. Eger. I will put Forty Autumns high on my to-read-next list and hopefully I will review it by August.
          If you want to prepare even more, I would suggest watching Comrade Detective, I will make a post about it for tomorrow. I watched the series and wanted to talk about it.

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