A-Z of TBRs: A, B and C

I thought a fresh look at some of my TBRs might inspire me to read more of them by the end of the year. So here is the first instalment of my A – Z of TBRs (I’m thinking of making this a regular post).

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A is for The Appeal by John Grisham: a story of political and legal intrigue.  (On my TBR shelves since February 2008.)

People were hurrying from the courthouse from all directions when the Paytons parked on the street behind it. They stayed in the car for a moment, still holding hands For four months they had tried not to touch each other  anywhere near the courthouse. Someone was always watching. Maybe juror or reporter. It  was important to be as professional as possible. The novelty of a married legal team surprised people, and the Paytons tried to treat each other as attorneys and not as spouses.

B is for The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine: a chilling tale of ambition, obsession and bad blood. (On my TBR shelves since July 2015.)

The Queen appointed him Physician Extraordinary in 1879. Most of her other doctors were in permanent residence but Henry, though sometimes staying a few days at Windsor, retained his professorship and his London home. Though he began on the lowest rung of the royal medical ladder, he enjoyed a special position. He was the Queen’s consultant on haemophilia.

C is for The Children’s Book by A S Byatt:  a saga about the years between the closing of the Victorian age and the dawn of the Edwardian, when a generation grew up unaware of the darkness ahead. (On my TBR shelves since August 2009.)

Everyone old and young, now gathered for a kind of sumptuous picnic. As happens in such gatherings, where those whose lives are shaped fortunately or unfortunately, are surrounded by those whose lives are almost entirely to come, the elders began asking the young what they meant to do with their lives, and to project futures for them.

If you’ve read any of these please let me know what you think?

10 thoughts on “A-Z of TBRs: A, B and C

  1. I don’t think I’ve read that Grisham but I always enjoy his books. The Childrens Book didn’t work for me, but it was a personal taste thing – I can quite see why so many people love it, and hopefully you’ll be one of them! Love the new feature. 😀


    1. FictionFan, I started reading The Children’s Book when I first got it but put it to one side to read later – it’s a long book that’s quite heavy to hold – and never got back to it.


    1. That’s good to know Lisbeth. I like Barbara Vine’s books and was hoping this one would be as good as the others by her that I’ve read.


  2. I haven’t read any of them but would like to read The Children’s Book. Have a feeling it might be my kind of thing. Really good idea for a regular post!


    1. Cath, the idea of The Children’s Book really appeals to me. It’s just that the book itself is difficult to hold and once I’d put it back on the shelves I forgot about it.


  3. I like this new feature very much, Margaret! Clever, creative, and a useful way to keep track of the TBR, too. I’ll look forward to more entries. In the meantime, I like Grisham’s work, so I’m especially hopeful that you’ll enjoy that one.


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