TBR Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday and I thought I would share some books that are on my every growing To-Be-Read list.

 

Here is a snapshot of my tbr list of
books; waiting patiently, but
in good company:

 

(Click any picture or title for more info.)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
 by Rebecca Skloot
This one has been on my list for a while, I’m a bit ashamed of that. I am so interested in the story, and anxious to one day finally get to it.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.

Peach-Iced-Green-Tea-Recipe-0Rated 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Peppered Peach Tea
Peach tea mixed well with clove and anise,
then poured over ice.

 

The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov
This book was suggested to me by a fellow blogger and I am intrigued by the said odd and mysterious pages within.
This uncensored translation of Bulgakov’s posthumously published masterpiece of black magic and black humor restores its sliest digs and sharpest jabs at Stalin’s regime, which suppressed it. Filled with punny and soaring prose thick with contemporary historical references and political irony.

orange-mocha-mousseRated 4.5 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Sunset Cocoa Add extra hot milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a heaping tablespoon of marmalade into a blender and blend well. Pour the frothy, rich, citrusy goodness into a mug and top with a dollop of whip!

 

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee:
An Indian History of the American West
by Dee Brown
I recently came across this book and was really excited about it. I love historical books of this nature and Native American history is especially close to my heart.
Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell their stories.

 

473103621Rated 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Herbalberry Tea Steep your favorite herbal tea I like chamomile, mix in fresh berries of choice (I like marionberry.) Top off with a garnish of lemon and a drizzle of agave

 

With every new book I read I feel like I gain 2 more to add to my list. At this rate I’ll never read every book that I set out too, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love always having a plethora of options and a variety of interesting and exciting things to read!

What books are on the top of our tbr list?

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40 thoughts on “TBR Tuesday

  1. Oh my lord The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks sounds right up my street! And what an apt two lines to start your post with, is so true! I hate that the ones I leave the longest are the ones I initially wanted to read so badly, and thus the ones I end up loving the most and regretting not reading!!!Hope you get to them soon, one month this year I am going to ignore all the new books out there, get a handle on my requests and delve into all the books I’ve wanted to read for an age! Great post:)

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  2. If you’re into WW II stories, especially true ones, I recommend THE AVENGERS, by Richard Cohen. I read it recently as background for a presentation I gave on Jewish Resistance fighters. It tells the story of three people who became de facto leaders of the Jewish partisans in Vilna–Ruzka Korczak, Vitka Kempner, and Abba Kovner (Kovner eventually became a respected poet in Israel after the war). The author is related to Ruzka Korczak, so it’s a family story for him as well. Great book.

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  4. Seriously…a fellow WWII geek! We are soulmates!
    I am trying to finish Ian Kernshaw’s fabulous biography of Hitler, which I have been reading for months. I’m currently bogged down in 1930’s Getman politics however, and I keep getting lured away by other books and magazines.

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  5. Master and Margarita and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee are both absolutely fantastic books! I remember my Dad used to read the latter to me when I was younger, and just adoring it…even if I didn’t fully get it until I was older.

    An old boyfriend used to have a beautiful copy of Master and Margarita on his shelf, and he never let anyone touch it because it was so pretty. Weird, I know. I I used to sneak it into bed with me on Sunday mornings with a croissant and a coffee when he went off to teach violin! I used to dread getting crumbs stuck in the pages! Well worth the risk. =p

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  6. I just purchased The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on my kindle. You posted this at the same time my son posted that her story was fascinating on his Facebook page. How could I not read it now! Thanks for the inclusion of this book on International Womens’ Day.
    “I raise my voice-not so that I can shout-but so those without a voice can be heard.” ( Malala Yousafzai)

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  7. These are interesting books I hadn’t considered reading since my own TBR list is so long. I tend to read fluff in between thicker, more literary works because they often take so much out of me intellectually and spiritually. I really do need to pick up a new “big thought” book though.

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  8. The Life we Bury is also on my to-read list… I’m incredibly far behind, but as long as I’m reading a little every night, I won’t be too hard on myself.

    The The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee are both great reads that I hope you enjoy!

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