TBR Unwrapping #1

Wrapping my TBR Books

I’d written a previous post where I talked about wrapping up my books in wrapping paper, and selecting titles randomly to read over the year, which you can find HERE. So this is my first Unwrapping. This Month I unwrapped 11 of them. The goal is to keep unwrapping 1-5 books every month, although this month is a bit ambitious, and to read at least 3 of the books before moving on to the next unwrapping. But since I’ve chosen 11 Books this month I’d like to try to read 5 of these. I have quite a few books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet. So, I’m making an attempt to clear some of that up.

The Gold Heart Paper Represents Romance/Contemporary. The Colourful Stars Paper represents Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction. The White Flamingo Paper represents Thriller/Horror/Crime/Mystery. The White Flower Paper represents Classics/Historical Fiction. The Colourful ZigZag Paper represents Non-Fiction. The Silver Paper represents ARC’S/Review Copies. The Gold Floral Vines Paper Represents my Most Anticipated books. And the Happy Birthday Paper represents Recently Bought/Received.

Classics:

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IMG_2120The Complete Fairytales by Brothers Grimm

I’m interested in reading this. These are all the Fairytales by The Brothers Grimm. I already knew what this one was, as it’s the only Classic I have that is this size. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, but It’s massive, and it will take me a while to read through. 

IMG_2121The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. I’ve read a couple of her other books and really enjoyed them, but I was hoping I wouldn’t unwrap any of these yet, I have a lot of her books, but I had some that I didn’t wrap because I wanted to read those ones first, so I’ll see how I go, Although, I don’t think I will be reading this one this month.

Non-Fiction:

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IMG_2124Follow me by Ricky Dillon

I only had two non-fictions that I haven’t read, so I unwrapped both of them, and I already knew what they both were, as they are both very different sizes. I have been putting off this book, I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy this, but I think that I should read it this month and get it out of the way. 

IMG_2123From This Moment On by Shania Twain 

This is another one I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it much. I don’t really like reading autobiographies about celebrities, I did before, but not anymore. It is so interesting to read about someone who is famous but has had a life that is so different from what you would expect.

Romance/Contemporary:

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IMG_2134Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand

This one has been on my TBR for over a year, it’s also been in my Book Haul/TBR Revisits for a while as well. I also just realised that this is actually Non-Fiction. I didn’t know that before. This is set in Paris, as you can tell by the Title. I really like Paris stories and books set in Paris. At least reading about it is one way to get there.

Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction:

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IMG_2132Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz

This is another book I’ve had for so long, so hopefully I can read this one soon. I’ve recently read a lot of Negative Review about this one though. But I would like to read it and see what I think of it, I just don’t know if I’ll get around to it this month, I’m not really in much of a fantasy mood. I read too much fantasy anyway.

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Valentine by Jodi McAlister 

I’m quite excited to read this one, and it’s set in Australia, I love reading books set in Australia, as that’s where I’m from, and there aren’t many books set here, but I don’t think I’ll be reading much fantasy this month, so I don’t know If I will read it this one or not. This set in a small-town Australian location in with a contemporary spin.

Mystery/Thriller/Horror/Crime

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IMG_2129She is not Invisible by Marcus Sedgewick 

I’ve already read this book, I just finished it. I’ll be doing a full review soon. This one Explores obsessions, coincidences, blindness and what it means to be family. Having never read a Marcus Sedgwick book, I didn’t have any expectations going in, and I can say I was pleasantly surprised. I was immediately sucked into the story of Laureth and her 7 year old brother, running away to New York to find her dad who she believes has gone missing. I also didn’t know going into this book that the main Character is Blind, so that was a surprise, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book before that features a Blind Protagonist. Although the book was quite slow and I felt that not much actually happened. After the build up of the whole book, and so many loose ends, I felt like the ending was anti-climactic and kind of pointless. I enjoyed the book at the start, got a bit lost in the middle, and was disappointed in the end.

IMG_2143Creepers by David Morrell

I’m excited to read this book. The concept of urban explorers sounds right up my alley. I’ve never read anything by David Morrell and I’ve heard pretty good things about this one. “Creepers” is a slang term for urban archaeologists who explore abandoned buildings that are banned from the public or awaiting demolition.

Recently Bought/Received: 

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I am so excited to read this one! I loved Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Boys Series, and I love her writing style. I might make this one my next read. I’ve heard fantastic things about it. Not sure why I’ve put off reading this book so long, I really think I’m going to enjoy it.

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Chat With Me

I still have no idea what I’ll end up reading. I’m just going to put them on my nightstand and see what I feel like reading throughout this month. But I’m going to try to read at least 5 of these. Have you read any of these? What did you think of it? Is there a title you’d recommend I start with? 

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One Response to TBR Unwrapping #1

  1. I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races! I still haven’t gotten around to reading it even though I loved the Raven Cycle too!

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