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tbr tuesday [15]

the following lovely ladies have inspired this new meme for me - inspired by "a peek at my TBR" by Jen at Makeshift Bookmark, "Waiting on Wednesday" by Jill at Breaking the Spine and "Books to Pine For" by Kristi at The Story Siren.

here's a look at two books i have sitting in my To Be Read pile. i don't necessarily own these books, but they are books i intend to get around to reading soon!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. [summary from Goodreads]

Why I want to read it
: I read and LOVED Reservation Blues by Alexie and I can't wait to see how he translates his rich characters and emotional intensity and humor into the YA world. Also, my secret santa got it for me this year! YAY!

by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. 
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 
But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. [summary from Goodreads]

Why I want to read it: I've heard wonderful things about it from all sorts of wonderful people AND the lovely Yani lent me her set forever ago. So this is kind of a top priority. 

Have you read either of these? What say you!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. for what it's worth, Alexie is also a big NBA fan, particularly of the dearly departed Supersonics.

  2. I can vouch for both of these books. I think that Part Time Indian is the better of the two, you'll be laughing and crying and quoting. It's that good!

  3. I FINALLY purchased The Iron Knight, the last book in the Iron Fey series, and am eager to see how this all goes down.

  4. I have been totally meaning to read The Iron Fey series since I've heard so much about it... but I haven't yet. I just feel like there's so many books and so little time for me to read them all!

  5. erx- this will surely be a win, then.
    April -this is good to know!
    Ginger - YAY! i'll let you know when i start the series.
    Alexa - YES. this is the problem.

  6. Yay for starting the Iron Fey series!! I'll be curious to see what you think of Ash and Puck :)

  7. I've read the Iron Fey trilogy although I wasn't quite in love with it as much as everyone else. Of course I'm also not a big fan of the Fae so faery stories rarely work for me. I much prefer Lesley Livingston's trilogy Wondrous Strange if you're looking for any more recommendations :)

  8. Bookworm - good to know. And thanks for the additional recommendation!

  9. Yes, the Iron Fey series is very awesome, and you will probably love it. It should be enjoyable, anyway.

  10. I also have The Iron King on my shelf, and really need to make time to read it soon!:)

  11. Start with the Sherman Alexie, it's a little book that packs a big punch. Then read The Iron King. BUT I would have all three (or four) books at hand because once you are done with one you're going to want to pick up the next installment asap:)

  12. They are both AMAZING. Your TBR pile is made of win. I think that Part Time Indian is particularly fab. It made me laugh and cry. Enjoy them both!

  13. I can't even begin to talk about the wondrous things that wait for you inside the Iron Fey series. YOU WILL LOVE. Trust.

  14. I really need to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. I've read some of Alexie's short stories for my lit classes, but I've never gotten to read any of his books!


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