Getting Personal #53: First TBR Recap

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These last few months have flown by! It’s time to update my To Be Read  (TBR) list.

Here’s the link to my original post:


This is what I’ve read since creating my TBR in October:

  1. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Koren Zailckas
  2. The Sky’s The Limit: My Journey with Maryellen, Valerie Tripp
  3. The Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins
  4. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls: 101 Stories about Friendship for Women of All Ages; Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
  5. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, Jill Leovy
  6. The War That Saved My Life, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

And now, here’s my updated list!

Laura Beth’s To Be Read (TBR) List, as of January 2017:

  1. The Language of Silence, Tiffany Truitt
  2. Black Rabbit Hall, Eve Chase
  3. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  4. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  5. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  6. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
  7. New Boy, Julian Houston
  8. The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling
  9. 11/22/63, Stephen King
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  11. Hollow City, Ransom Riggs
  12. Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs
  13. Tales of the Peculiar, Ransom Riggs
  14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling
  15. Quidditch Through the Ages, J.K. Rowling
  16. Music in My Heart: My Journey with MelodyErin Falligant with Denise Lewis Patrick
  17. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Emma Straub
  18. Modern Lovers, Emma Straub
  19. In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume
  20. You Will Know Me, Megan Abbott
  21. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  22. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  23. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
  24. Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
  25. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
  26. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  27. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  28. Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson
  29. The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr
  30. Loving Day, Mat Johnson
  31. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin
  32. The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Jeffrey Toobin
  33. The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, Gretchen Bakke
  34. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance
  35. A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe
  36. Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney
  37. Bright, Precious Days, Jay McInerney
  38. Underground Airlines, Ben Winters
  39. A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad, Del Quentin Wilber
  40. American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide, Erin Falligant, Laurie Calkhoven, Carrie Anton
  41. Teardrops of the Innocent: The White Diamond Story (True Colors – Volume 1), Allie Marie
  42. Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, Lily Ledbetter
  43. The Whistler, John Grisham
  44. Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  45. The War I Finally Won, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  46. Read All About It: A Kit Classic Volume 1, Valerie Tripp
  47. Turning Things Around: A Kit Classic Volume 2, Valerie Tripp
  48. Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit, Valerie Tripp

That’s all, for now!

I’ll publish my next TBR update / recap in April!

What have you read recently? I’d love to hear about it!

Happy reading!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Getting Personal #53: First TBR Recap

  1. I also want to read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. I am currently reading Redeployment by Phil Klay, I am almost finished with it. Do you buy physical copies of your books or digital? Or do you check them out fron your local library. I do a mix of each. Although I recently bought books from my local Barnes and Noble, which is something I haven’t done in years.

    • I listened to her interview on NPR’s Fresh Air a few months ago – I hadn’t heard of her or her books until them. I usually buy physical copies – I have tried digital, but it’s not my thing. Audiobooks are awesome for long trips. I try to use the library as much as possible; there’s a branch down the street from my house. No excuses for me! Haha. Thanks for reading, and commenting!

  2. I read Gone with the Wind when I was 14 and it stayed with me ever since. Let’s just say many years have passed…I hope you will like it. It’s a big book, but it is so worth it!

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