Holiday TBR (March 2019)

I am going on holiday tomorrow! I am so very excited because I so desperately need a break. My year is absolutely killing me so far (I know I have not shut up about that fact for months) and I am tired and overworked and I cannot wait to take a proper break (mostly. I will still be replying to urgent mails because term starts ridiculously early this year and students freak out and I feel sorry if I don’t reply). As per usual, my boyfriend and me have planned way too many things, so I probably won’t have all that much time to read, but I do have a 12 hour plane ride ahead of me, so I will hopefully finish some books in the ten days I’ll be away.

I will only be packing one (1) physical book:

37539457Normal People by Sally Rooney

I am absolutely, totally, in love with her writing and her characters. They have a way of burrowing into my heart and my brain and staying there even when I am not reading. I could not stand the idea of having to wait ten days before I can finish this book.


I am currently in the middle of the audiobook for Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book but it has started to seriously drag. It is altogether way too long, but I do think I’ll be making a serious dent into the book on my travels. If I finish this while abroad, I own the audiobook of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones as the next book on the Women’s Prize longlist.

I am also currently reading Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli which is very very wordy and couldn’t hold my attention during my work weeks. Hopefully being away from work will lead to me finally finishing this book. I also bought Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li, the book on the Women’s Prize longlist I am at the moment most aprehensive about.

But, who am I kidding, I will probably be reading the next few books in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series because they are so much fun and easy to read and really what I look for when I am on holiday.

18 thoughts on “Holiday TBR (March 2019)

    1. Lost Children Archive is so wordy – I get what she is doing but so far it’s not quite for me. I have heard good things about An American Marriage, plus I am doing a lot better with audio than with physical books at the moment, so I should get to it.
      Thank you!

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  1. Have a lovely time away! Lost Children Archive is next on my to-read list for the Women’s Prize (after The Pisces, which I’m currently reading and really enjoying) – I’ll prepare for a much slower pace.

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  2. Hope you have a relaxing holiday! I’ve just started Rooney’s Conversations with Friends – really interested to see your thoughts on Normal People.


    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying Normal People even if Rooney is again expertly breaking my heart in pieces (but Conversations With Friends was just something else).

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  3. I hope you have a wonderful time! And I am so excited to discuss all of these Women’s Prize books. My holds on Chinese Restaurant, Lost Children, Ordinary People, and Butterflies should all be coming in soon.

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