It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another TTT courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is…
Books I’ve Added To My TBR & I’ve Forgotten Why
Time to bust out the ol’ TBR list and take a look at some…wait, I wanted to read this?? selections (and maybe take them off my list).
On December 26, 1985, at a secluded cabin in upstate New York, Whitley Strieber went siding with his wife and son, ate Christmas dinner leftovers, and went to bed early.
Six hours later, he found himself suddenly awake…and forever changed.
Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded — one man’s riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from”elsewhere”… how they found him, where they took him, what they did to him and why…
Believe it. Or don’t believe it. But read it — for this gripping story will move you like no other… will fascinate you, terrify you, and alter the way you experience your world.
My Opinion: Who knows, maybe I thought it would be cool to read a book where someone was “abducted” by an alien. I have no idea how I ever came across this one or why…*shrugs*
Lois Clary, a software engineer at a San Francisco robotics company, codes all day and collapses at night. When her favourite sandwich shop closes up, the owners leave her with the starter for their mouthwatering sourdough bread.
Lois becomes the unlikely hero tasked to care for it, bake with it and keep this needy colony of microorganisms alive. Soon she is baking loaves daily and taking them to the farmer’s market, where an exclusive close-knit club runs the show.
When Lois discovers another, more secret market, aiming to fuse food and technology, a whole other world opens up. But who are these people, exactly?
My Opinion: What? This sounds a look that talks a lot about bread and I’m just not certain why I EVER put this one on my list…it doesn’t appeal to me in the least!
Skinny, nine-year-old orphaned Dores is working in the kitchen of a sugar plantation in 1930s Brazil when in walks a girl who changes everything. Graça, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy sugar baron, is clever, well fed, pretty, and thrillingly ill behaved. Born to wildly different worlds, Dores and Graça quickly bond over shared mischief, and then, on a deeper level, over music.
One has a voice like a songbird; the other feels melodies in her soul and composes lyrics to match. Music will become their shared passion, the source of their partnership and their rivalry, and for each, the only way out of the life to which each was born. But only one of the two is destined to be a star. Their intimate, volatile bond will determine each of their fortunes–and haunt their memories.
Traveling from Brazil’s inland sugar plantations to the rowdy streets of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, from Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood back to the irresistible drumbeat of home, The Air You Breathe unfurls a moving portrait of a lifelong friendship–its unparalleled rewards and lasting losses–and considers what we owe to the relationships that shape our lives.
My Opinion: I am not a huge fan of historical fiction…I’ll read it, but it isn’t my favorite genre. The fact that this book is ON my TBR is confusing…usually I’ll come across a historical fiction book and read it to take a break from reading thrillers. This one truly baffles me…
The six stories in The Dunning Man feature anti-heroes who reject society’s rules. Characters from all walks of life—a rogue hip-hop star, a blackjack dealing mom, a middle-aged drunk plowing through his inheritance, and an empty-nester housewife trying to make peace with the past. They each exist in the here and now, living for what’s possible and what’s left—not what they’ve left behind. Redemption awaits all, but only along the rutted, gut-churning path of honest self-examination. Age quod agis.
Set in Atlantic City, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, Fortuna’s stories depict the violent clash between society’s expectations and the chaotic arc of individual destiny. These are powerful tales of truth seekers imbued with larger-than-life personalities and the all-consuming need to find something worth seeking.
My Opinion: Again…I am not a fan of books that are a collection of stories, so it baffles me why I would ever put this on my TBR list. Maybe because it’s a movie??? I have no idea…
Well, I don’t want to make this too long and these are my top 4 that really had me scratching my head…have you read any of these and should I read them?? What books are on your TBR list that have you scratching your head for how they ever got on there??