Top 5 Books on my TBR List

Lately, I've been doing a fair amount of reading. I've always been a reader, but for the last few years, I've been lucky if I've read maybe six or seven books a year. Which is significantly less than normal. This year though, I'm back above 10 and have managed to create quite a TBR (to-be-read) list. Here's my top 5 (and look out for a review or two coming later):


I finally got around to watching this movie last month and I loved it. LOVED IT. (It's the one with Matt Damon on Mars). It's full of wit, and sarcasm, and is right up my alley. I was speaking with a coworker of mine, and he stated that the book was (per the norm) better than the movie, and was even more sarcastic. If that's the case, then I'm on board. That's when this book made it's way on my TBR list.


I was in Target the other day and while Brian was browsing PS4 games (yawn) I made my way over to the dwindling book section. I was surprised to find a book about cooking in the midwest, since (as a midwesterner through and through I can tell you) cooking in the midwest is about combining some sort of meat, with cream of ______ soup, in a casserole dish. That's not exactly fair, but it's what I remember the most. This seems like a good take on midwestern cooking (including lutefisk) and looks like a quick read.


I love a good chick-lit read and this seems like the most chick-lit read ever. It's a spin off of the Outlander series where the uber-stud Jaime Fraser rules all and makes all women swoon. Per the summary, the lady of the book wants to find true love, but can't so she heads to Scotland with the hopes of finding her Jaime Fraser. It sort of reminds of Austenland (movie) which I assure you is better than 3-stars and a great rainy day movie.


This has actually been on my TBR list for a long time, and then it went off of it, and then it went back on it, and then Tim Burton made a movie about it, and it mysteriously showed up on my TBR list again. I can't help it. I love all things Tim Burton, and after seeing a preview of this, I simply must read the book. Check out the preview here.


I've owned this book for about a year now, and while I always have had the best intentions of reading it, I never remember to pick it up. Now that it's in my top 5, I'll hopefully reach for it soon. It's all about Sophia's rise to success and her crazy path to get there. Everyone has said it's a great read, so I'm excited to dig in.

What's on your TBR list? Leave me a comment below!

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  1. I love the variety in your list! I agree with your co-worker that the book (the martian) was better than the movie, but it was interesting to watch with my husband because he hadn't read the book, so he didn't know how it would end.

  2. Ugh just watching The Martian gave me the worst anxiety! I'd love to read it because I've heard it was so good but I don't know if I can stomach it again..even if I do know how it ends. I keep meaning to read #Girlboss, but I never end up doing it. I'll really have to check it out!
    Blessed Messes

    1. I can see how that movie would give you some anxiety. And I agree! I've owned it for about year and it's just sat on my bookshelf, collecting dust!


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