My Immediate TBR











Hey, guys! I know I often share snapshots from my definite and maybe TBRs on here, but I thought I'd do something a little different today - share the books I'm most likely to read next.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - This is a required read for Academic Decathlon, which is why it's going on the "immediate" list. I've actually started it, and I'm really not liking it so far - which is weird, since I usually love AcaDec reads, and this is very similar in style to the previous years'. Well, fingers crossed it will improve!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - Another required read, this one for all incoming Juniors. I'm pretty nervous to tackle this one - everyone seems to love it, but what if I don't? I can't DNF it. And it's not a book I ever would have picked up outside school. Fingers crossed again!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - One of America's most classic novels, this is - you guessed it - another required read, this time for AP Lang and Comp. Our teacher plans to test us to death on this one, so I'm waiting until just before school starts to dive into it. That way, I'll have everything fresh in my brain when the massacre begins.

Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 2 by Reki Kawahara - I guess this post is already outdated! I just finished SAOP2 (wow, that's quite an acronym) this morning. Although not as good as the first volume, it was still intriguing, thrilling, and fun! Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up the next two volumes before AnimeIowa. 4/5.

The Thief by Stephanie Landsem - Like Things Fall Apart, I've started this one already. Just a few hours ago, in fact! So far, it's surprisingly gripping and well-written. I didn't expect to like it too much because it's Christian fiction, and I'm agnostic, but it's really good!

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Let's chat! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books have you had to read for school, and how did you like them? What's on your immediate TBR? Comment below, and have a fabulous day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

14 comments:

  1. I loved The Great Gatsby and Salt to the Sea! I think both of them are the kinds of books that expand horizons and broaden minds. I really hope you like them, or at the very least appreciate that their existence has helped countless readers out there, what a blessing that they have been written! :)

    Cass @ Words on Paper

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    1. It's good to hear you enjoyed them! I hope I have the same good experience :)

      - Ellie

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  2. All of your picks sounds great! I want to try reading The Great Gatsby. A lot of people made good reviews about it :)

    Homed: Life in Sugar & Spice

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it <3

      - Ellie

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  3. THINGS FALL APART!!!

    I read that last semester for my British Literature class, and while it is highkey boring and mostly about yams (which after my teacher pointed out that they are a phallic symbol in this story...class discussions got weird...) it has got a really good (read here: sad) message. toxic masculinity, colonization, and female autonomy are huge aspects of this book, and it's so easy not to see them past the sweet potatoes. but I really enjoyed it (also it was the last book we had to read for that class and we were so happy to be done lol).

    I haven't read any of these others (although I've been meaning to read both the Great Gatsby and Salt to the Sea), but they sound interesting. I never got into Sword Art Online? the concept was interesting, but the anime was a little too haremy for me, what with Kirito being so popular with ALL the ladies. is it good?

    (also I love all of your pictures--so pretty and artsy!)

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    1. Ooh, that sounds really interesting! You've officially raised my hopes XD In addition to AcaDec reading this summer, I'm going to have to read it second semester for English, too.

      Yeah, I've always considered the SAO anime to be the poster child for "great concept, poor execution." I watched about a third of the anime before giving up on that medium and switching to the progressive light novels (which traces Asuna and Kirito's adventures floor-by-floor). Those are pretty damn good!

      Thank you, ahhh!

      - Ellie

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  4. i read salt to the sea for english class once.. it was pretty good at the beginning but near the end it started to slide down and i didn't want to finish it at all.
    i've kinda been wanting to read sword art online but idrk if i'll like it xD i'm so picky about my books.

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    1. Aww, I'm sorry you didn't really enjoy it. Historical fiction tends to be like that for me.

      I hope you do!

      - Ellie

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  5. I think that Salt to the Sea sounds really interesting, and I've been considering reading it, so I can't wait to hear what you think of it!
    Amy xx

    A Habit Of Solitude

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    1. I'll definitely tell you!

      - Ellie

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  6. I read Things Fall Apart for school- it certainly makes you think, and I understand why it was written in the style it was, so academically it's excellent. But personally it wasn't my favorite to read. I did enjoy considering the difficult concepts it presented though.

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    1. I like that as well in books, so maybe I'll enjoy this one!

      - Ellie

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