21 Highest Rated Books On My TBR (2019 TBR)

Since I’m ~extra~ my Goodreads shelves are flush with my physical shelves because I like to have things organized. I have a shelf of all the books I already own that I haven’t read yet, so I organized that shelf by rating to draw out the highest rated books I already own! This is going to be my loose ๐ŸŒŸย 2019 TBRย ๐ŸŒŸย which means I roughly have to read two of these books per month.

Many of these books are books I’ve been wanting to read for a while (big surprise) so hopefully this will help me 1) actually read the books I already own and 2) read books that I’ve been meaning to read since the dawn of time.

(I chose 21 books because that’s the number of books that fit the best in the graphic I made if you just want to scroll through to the end of the post since it is pretty long!)

Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama
Avg. rating: 4.70

This literally just came out so most likely this high rating is due to the swarm of enthusiastic readers starting this and loving it straight from the gate, so I’m curious to see how well it holds up. Still I’m beyond excited to read this and I’m so glad to see it in the top spot!

Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 edition) vol. 2 by Hiromu Arakawa
Avg. rating: 4.61

So this is kind of cheating because I’ve already read this series, but I borrowed the individual volumes from the library years ago, and I’m planning on purchasing the series and thought the 3-in-1 editions would be the best. Before reading this one, I’d obviously like to reread the first volume I own.

In This Corner of the World Vol. 1In This Corner of the World by Fumiyo Kouno
Avg. rating: 4.56

I bought this recently without knowing anything about it, so I’m very excited to see it was received so well! I’m not surprised to see manga this high up on the list because I feel like manga is such a niche category and much of the manga I read I love so I can’t wait to pick this up.

The NightingaleThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Avg. rating: 4.56

I read my first Kristin Hannah book this year and absolutely loved it.ย  While this book had been on my radar for awhile, I didn’t go out and buy it until immediately after I finished The Great Alone. I’m already planning on this in the next few months.ย  Continue reading “21 Highest Rated Books On My TBR (2019 TBR)”

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Reading Wrap-Up: January 2017

Books Bought:

  • Daring Greatly, Brenรฉ Brown
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More,ย Janet Mock
  • We are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama, ed. E.J. Dionne Jr and Joy-Ann Reid
  • Camp Rolling Hills,ย Stacy Davidowitz
  • The Freedom Writers Diary, The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
  • A Dog’s Purpose,ย W. Bruce Cameron
  • Funny Girl,ย Nick Hornby
  • Girl in Translation,ย Jean Kwok

Books Read:

  • Bird by Bird,ย Anne Lamott
  • Hatchet,ย Gary Paulsen (unfinished)
  • Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books,ย Nick Hornby (unfinished)

Reading Wrap Up January 2017

In October I made a bookstagram account and was thrust into the realm of reading once again. I read a disgraceful twelve books in 2016, so I was feeling motivated (and a little envious honestly) of all these other people who could easily knock out a book in three days. Who has time to do that? Did these people not have friends or work or Facebook profilesย or 2048?

Anyway, I picked up Nick Hornby’sย Ten Years in the Tub while I was leaving Barnes and Noble. It stuck out on the shelf as I was walking by and the yellow spine was practically glowing like an omen. It’s a literal book brick in every definition;ย an aesthetically pleasing rectangle with hefty pages and a thick spine. It costs an even $20 (seriously, not even a decimal point was placed). I bought it on a whim, thinking “wow! Probably the first book blogger! He’s been writing about the books he’s read since 2003!” I had to have it. (Of course Iย have to have literally every book I’ve ever touched so that’s really not saying anything too different.)

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