Additions to My TBRs

I am missing going to an actual bookshop, but I have been book shopping online. These are all books I’ve bought this year:

  1. The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley – the sixth book in Lucinda Riley’s series, The Seven Sisters, which tells the story of adopted sisters and is inspired by the mythology of the famous star cluster. This one is about Electra D’Aplièse, who seems to have it all: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous.
  2. Infinite by Brian Freeman – my Kindle First choice in February, a thriller about parallel universes.
  3. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – the true story about dial-painters, girls and women who painted the numbers on clocks, watches and other instruments using radium-infused luminous paint in the 1920s and 1930s. The girls shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in dust from the paint.
  4. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh – the story of Charles Ryder’s infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. This is a book I’ve wondered about reading for years, so when I saw it was 99p on Kindle I bought it.
  5. Virginia Wolf: a Biography: 1882-1912 (vol 1) by Quentin Bell. Reading Woolf’s Orlando recently made me want to know more about her, so I bought this secondhand copy of her biography from AbeBooks.
  6. The Pembrokshire Murders by Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill -the true story of a brutal murderer and the detectives who worked the cold case for six years in order to bring him to justice. I bought this after watching the ITV mini series in January.

Now, the questions are –

Which one to read first?
Or should I read one of my older TBRs first?
What do you do?
And how do you decide which book to read next?

10 thoughts on “Additions to My TBRs

  1. Those are some great additions, Margaret! I’d like to read the Moore and the Wilkins/Hill myself. As for what to read next, it’s often a matter of mood for me. Sometimes it’s also an auto-read author, too.

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  2. I’m interested in reading Brideshead, ghastly and fun and depressing I should think. I think Virginia Woolf is definitely someone whose writing you get more from when you know something about her (what a horribly garbled way to describe a literary artist!) I can’t wait for bookshops to open either!

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  3. What good questions, Margaret. Right now I am picking the books I read based on events I want to take part in… such as Reading Ireland in March and the 1936 Club (April 12-18). And I am doing a lot of challenges this year, so that directs some of my choices. But I am looking forward to a month or two of just picking books off my shelves that appeal to me.

    I haven’t read any of those books, but the Brian Freeman book sounds interesting. I will be interested to hear what you think of it.

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  4. Being a mood reader, I tend to browse through my unread books and choose one, which tempts me. If that book doesn’t work, I’ll start on another one. So a completely unstructured process, but it works for me. Also, I tend to move between genres, so I’ll never read two books in a row which are similar genre or revolves around similar themes.

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