Current TBR Pile #23


GUYS. GUYS, I THINK THE SIZE OF MY TBR PILE IS ACTUALLY DECREASING.

WHAAAAAAT?!?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


I saw this at Barnes and Noble a couple weeks ago when I went to purchase Connor Franta's book, and I read a few pages out of curiosity about the hype.

Holy crap, guys. This looks so good.

(Not gonna lie: I'm kind of glad I read Caraval before I stumbled across this; they seem quite similar, and I don't think Caraval can hold a candle to The Night Circus.)

Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon


This is another one I saw at Barnes and Noble. I think it's a part of a much larger series, but I also think the mythology is more or less explained based on the preview I read. Plus, it looks pretty well-written and unique.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore


HELL YES. GIVE ME ALL THE IRREVERENT HUMOR.

Candide by Voltaire


There's something I just love about reading classic novels. They're relics of ages gone by, people passed away, and thoughts and philosophies we probably now consider either common-sense or archaic. Reading a classic novel, especially one that was popular or controversial in its time, is the closest thing I can think of to time travel. Candide looks humorous yet well-written, so I think it'll be one of the next classic books I pick up.

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier


Another classic! And this one is from the Queen of Horror herself, Daphne du Maurier. I like horror, but not horror that's tooooo scary, so this time travel thriller seems like a good fit for me.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt


I was introduced to this book by the lovely Madeline, and it looks like just my thing. Again, it's creepy and eerie without giving me nightmares, and the writing style is just wonderful.

---

Let's chat! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books are on your TBR? Do you like classic novels? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

12 comments:

  1. Great post! I've read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Overall, it was pretty great. (The writing is really good, and quite interesting!) I hope you get a chance to read it soon!

    ~ Lilou
    https://lilouthereader.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'll probably read it soon after I finish all the books I own, since I want to tackle standalones on my TBR before series. :)

      - Ellie

      Delete
  2. How can your TBR pile be decreasing?!?!? Either you're super efficient at reading or something odd must be going on in the universe (more probably it's the former of the two). Voltaire is an interesting guy-- I've read a snippet of one of his works (this was several years ago so I can't recall the title) and just... WOW. All I really remember about it was not having the same openness to reading him, but got to break that somehow.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I don't go on Goodreads unless I'm updating my own status - that's how. I'm pretty sure Candide is supposed to be a comedic work, and I definitely chuckled at the part I read. What other classic authors have you read?

      - Ellie

      Delete
  3. TBR....decreasing? How hath you managed such a thing?

    These books look amazing! I've been recommended the Night Circus but have yet to read it. I read one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and just couldn't get into it, but I know some think she's amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lmao, not straying from my own page on Goodreads XD getting sucked into feed-scrolling is usually how the pile builds. I hope you enjoy Night Circus! Just from the snippets I've read, I think you would like it.

      - Ellie

      Delete
  4. THE NIGHT CIRCUS IS SO GOOD YES

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AHHH I'M SO EXCITED TO READ IT.

      - Ellie

      Delete
  5. I picked up The Night Circus without having heard anything about it and loved it, so I hope you do to! It's a really fun, quick read. It's the only thing I've read on your TBR pile though :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, I hope I enjoy it just as much! Haha, it's definitely the most well-known book XD

      - Ellie

      Delete
  6. I have not read any of these books BUT THEY ALL LOOK SO GOOD. I have been thinking about reading the secret history as how to get away with murder was based on it. I'm currently reading Lord of Shadows which is really good so far but also pretty long.

    - Fifi
    beyondthedysphoria.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh, really? I didn't know that! I've actually never read any Cassandra Clare *ducks flying tomatoes* but I've been hearing so many fabulous things about her I may have to start!

      - Ellie

      Delete

Thank you for your comment :) they make my day. Feedback is always welcome.