Getting Personal #236: Seventeenth TBR Recap

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Welcome back!


Here’s what I’ve read since my last TBR recap:

  1. King, Stephen, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft *Re-Read*

Removing from Laura Beth’s TBR

  1. Weilert, Benjamin M., Buried Colony (ARC)
  2. Westover, Tara, Educated
  3. Whitehead, Colson, The Underground Railroad *Re-Read*
  4. Whitehead, Colson, The Nickel Boys

Keep & Re-Classify – Laura Beth’s Updated TBR

  1. Harr, Jonathan, A Civil Action *Re-Read*
  2. Oviatt, Didi, Sketch
  3. Thomas, Angie, The Hate U Give

Adding to the TBR

  1. Atkinson, Deanna, Be Still and Know: A Month of Meditation
  2. Hakesley, Faith, Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace and Healing Following Sexual Abuse
  3. Kotb, Hoda, This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day
  4. Rose, Rebecca, Love, Politics, and Survival: A Whitefield Family Narrative Book One

So, my current TBR is seven (7) books.

Do you have a TBR?

What are you looking forward to reading next?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

9 thoughts on “Getting Personal #236: Seventeenth TBR Recap

  1. I’ve been rereading the Lord of the Rings books. It’s taking a long time, mostly because I just never have free time anymore.

    • Nice! I’ve never read the books, but I have seen the movies. It took me a long time to appreciate high fantasy. Tolkien is/was incredible.

      • Definitely. I have all the extended editions of the movies, but I’ve only watched them a few times. I’m going to watch them again when I’m done with the books.

        I remember the first time I read them (2002ish, in between the first two movies), I felt like it took a long time, mostly because Tolkien invented so many languages in such detail that it was hard to read all the names and remember who was who and where was where.

        One of my college friends, also the first person to ask me to be in his wedding, he and his wife couldn’t decide how to combine their last names, and she didn’t just want to take his name, so they made up a new last name derived from one of Tolkien’s languages. (He’ll show up as a character in DLTDGB in early 1998.)

        On a related note, when I stared rereading LOTR, I was looking at the maps that came with the book, and I thought maybe I should make a map of my fictional DLTDGBverse. I have a rough draft of a map of the UJ campus and one of all the cities in the region, but it mostly just looks like a poorly drawn map of the real-life places that inspired them. I need to fiddle with it and make it look different enough before I post it on the site. Taylor told me that he gets confused with all the fake place names (probably because he knows the real places and was part of some of my stories), so I think having a map might be helpful to detail-oriented readers.

      • I love the map idea! I’m planning to do that with some of my novels.

  2. Still got a stack from Christmas, including the new Sylvia Plath Biography Red Comet to finish and an AM Homes.

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