Now putting the fact that I must read 13 books for school before September aside, I am here today to present my July and August TBR list and to show you how I have lost my marbles.
Just to make it clear, TBR stands for ‘to be read’.
Now that everyone knows what TBR means, here you have:
My July and August TBR list
- Serotonin, by Michel Houellebecq
The main character, Florent-Claude Labrouste, decides to willingly disappear and start a new life. He abandons his life in Paris and returns to the Normandy countryside where he used to work promoting regional cheeses, and where he had once been in love. Serotonin is a devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, and a powerful criticism of modern life.
I have actually started reading this book and I just love how bold the author is.
2. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived.”
I heard only good things about this book, about how it changes your perception of certain things and I honestly need a new perspective.
3. Dune, by Frank Herbert
“Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for..”
Besides the fact that it is soon to be a major motion picture (about which I may or may not be overly excited), this book intrigues me and I can’t wait to read it.
4. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
“a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.”
If you have read my two articles, you know how much I adore Dark Academia and this book passes the vibe check. And besides, it’s a murder mystery, like come on.
5. Call Me By Your Name, by Andre Aciman
“Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera.”
Two words. Italian. Riviera.
The vibes I would get while reading this on a hot day of August would be immaculate.
This book has been on my list since summer 2019 and I think it has waited enough to be read. It’s now or never.