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My TBR Pile #3

It’s been two months since I shared a reading list, so is just the right time for my TBR Pile #3, here are the second one and the first one. This time I was able to take the picture of the books in my new bookcase. I’m so pleased with how the bookcases look like. I will update this post as soon as I finish a book or two from the list. Of course, I will review all the books I read cover-to-cover on my book blog, Coffee and Books. Furthermore, you can befriend me on goodreads, if you want to check on my book updates.

My TBR Pile #3

Now, let’s talk about the books I plan to read in the next couple of months, all of them are non-fiction. I have some fiction books I read, mostly regency, but I did not add them to the list. Also, the libraries will open from next week, but not all, and with quite an awkward schedule. Most of the books in this list are review copies, but a few are mine. I’m also expecting two more books to arrive these days. They are not in the picture, but I included them at the end of the list. These two are written by one of my tutors and are relevant for what I’m going to study in year 2 at university.

As you can see from the picture, there is quite a fascinating mix, from a book about Weed (which I’m very intrigued about) to a lot of history books, which is not exactly unexpected.

My TBR Pile #3 – List of books:

Elizabeth: Celebration in Photographs by Jennie Bond – 5 stars. It is a gorgeous book and the descriptions are really interesting too.

WW2 From Above: An Aerial View by Major General Julian Thompson – 5 stars. Very good book, plenty of pictures from that period and bios of military personnel.

The Little Book of Weed by Orange Hippo! – 4 stars. A bit too much movie & music references, but interesting. I would recommend it.

Little Book of US Presidents by Orange Hippo! – 5 stars. Interesting and fun!

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell – 5 stars. A very interesting book, funnier than I would have imagined.

A History of British Prime Ministers by Dick Leonard (the relevant chapters, from 1900 onwards)

Great Britain’s Great War by Jeremy Paxman

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D. Haigh – 5 stars. Very good book, I’ve enjoyed it.

Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington – 5 stars. The history of clothes in WW2, not only in Britain, but all over the world. It is an entertaining book.

The Dark History of Tea by Seren Charrington-Hollins – 5 stars. A fascinating and quite dark book on the history of tea. Well worth reading.

Total Undersea War by Aaron S Hamilton – 5 stars. It is a detailed book on the technological advancements in U-boats in the last year of WW2.

Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad by Dick Kirby – 5 stars. This is so interesting, as the story is told trough real cases.

The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland – 5 stars. Good book.

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Britain and the Spanish Civil War by Tom Buchanan – 5 stars. I loved it!

Impact of the Spanish Civil War on Britain: War, Loss and Memory (Sussex Studies in Spanish History) by Tom Buchanan

What books do you plan to read? I’d love to hear more details.

8 Comment

  1. I love the WWII titles and the Elizabeth. I always look forward to your book lists — so many that intrigue me.

  2. Ooh, intriguing list! I am curious about the Weed book! You are good to read so much Non-fiction- I find myself avoiding it as I find it hard to get into it though I’ve read a few more in recent years than I would usually have done. Nice to read books by your tutor!

    1. It’s the same with me and fiction books, unless they are romantic novels. I am not too keen on them these days.

  3. I’m really looking forward to your reviews for some of those!

    Next up, I plan to read Persuasion by Jane Austen for my book club. It will be my first by that author!

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I’ve read Jane Austen translated, but not in English. 🙂 I’m afraid that I preferred regency books instead of her stories.

  4. That’s quite a list! I’m planning on reading: The Vanishing Half; Mexican Gothic, A Burning; and the final installment of the Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel (The Mirror and the light).

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