Books on my TBR List I Can’t Wait To Read

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Right now, I am working on my goal of decreasing my TBR list (somewhow it’s become gigantic. Who knew?). Because of this, I keep looking back on what’s on the list, and I thought I would share some of the books I am really looking forward to reading.

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Childhood Books I Loved

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A few of the authors in my writer’s group are talking about their favorite childhood books in their blogs. I’ve decided to steal their idea and write about some of the books that made a big impact on me when I was a kid.

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Books That Represented A Challenge For Me


I’m kind of ridiculous. I love reading, and I love challenging myself. Sometimes, I like to combine these two aspects of my life. There are books that I want to read to prove to myself that I can. I’ve been doing this since I was ten years old. So I thought I would take a moment to share some of my milestone books with you.

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The Best Dystopian Novels

Or some of them, anyway. I’ve been listening to The Handmaid’s Tale on audiobook lately, and it’s gotten me thinking about dystopian novels. They’ve been around for a while, but there is definitely a trend, especially in YA, as of late. And it doesn’t surprise me, with all of the uncertainty going around in the world. So this has gotten me thinking about my own favorite dystopian novels and series, from past and present. So I present to you just a few of them.

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My top 3 summer/fall YA reads

I know I’m an adult, but I read a lot of YA fiction (even if I didn’t enjoy them, I’d try to keep up with them.  I’m a teacher, and I like being able to talk to my students about reading).  The book box I get (Uppercase) sends out new YA books every month.  So far, I’ve loved them all, but here are my top 3.

  1. My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows


This book was a delight.  Historical, hysterical, magical (sorry, I couldn’t think of another h word).  A consuming and fun read.  I can’t wait to go back for more.

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