Despite my best efforts to keep my physical TBR pile relatively small, I have somehow managed to accumulate several books in the past few months. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about- I just can’t resist buying books! (#bookishproblems, right?). Since this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the Top Ten Books that Recently Came into My Possession, I thought I would shine the spotlight on the newbies on my bookshelves. Here are the books I have recently received, bought, and was sent for review:
My school gave a copy of this to many of the seniors as a sort of graduation gift for getting a certain GPA. It’s quite a short, little book, but the message it appears to deliver seems very valuable!
I was given this book by one of my absolute favorite teachers. We have a dinner at my school for the top fourteen students in the class, and each student gets to invite a teacher to come with them. I invited my AP United States history teacher from last year, and he gave me this as a graduation gift. It was so nice of him, and I can’t wait to read it!
After watching his brilliant work on the television show The Office, I immediately leapt at the chance to purchase B.J. Novak’s book of short stories. It’s been a while since I bought it, but it’s still near the top of my towering TBR list!
My AP English teacher highly recommended this play to us all, so a few months ago I finally decided to buy a copy of it. She has fantastic taste in stories, so I know this is one that I’ll likely thoroughly enjoy! Plus, it takes place in New Hampshire, which is where I live.
I purchased the Spanish translation of this book because I wanted to read something in a different language that was meant for younger readers so I would have a better chance of understanding it. I loved both the reading experience and the story itself- I would recommend it to readers of every age!
6. Her Campus Guide to College Life by Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Annie Chandler Wang, and Windsor Hanger Western
I am a member of the Her Campus Blogger Network, and I was ecstatic when they asked me to review their new guide to college life. It came at the perfect time, too, because I’ll be attending college for the first time this autumn. This is a great overview of TONS of helpful tips and advice about what to expect in college, both in an outside the classroom.
This is such a fun, interesting, unique adventure story! Kitty Hawk is a courageous and witty heroine who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. If you ever wanted to learn more about whales or the Yukon Territory, then this is the book for you!
As soon as I read a short snippet about this book I knew that I had to read it. Reminiscent of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, this story story about increasing animal intelligence is sure to make you question your beliefs concerning animals and science in general.
I believe that every woman could benefit from reading this inspirational, eye-opening, and hilarious memoir. Part childhood story, part advice gleaned from real life experiences, this book delivers important messages about positive body image, self esteem, and loving ourselves the way we are.
What a heart-wrenching, heart-warming memoir this is! The raw honesty and emotion in this book is enough to make you want to go out there and change the world for the better. It is incredibly eye-opening, and well worth a read.
What books have you gotten recently? What do you think of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!