Timely To Be Read: Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad is the perfect name for this TTBR since there’s a lot of mix of genres. And let’s be honest, I’ve been craving fruit salad recently. So this time, TTBR includes 9 books! My highest book number–achievement unlocked! And it’s purely adult fiction, so I’m sorry I didn’t include YA. I just couldn’t! I just had enough YA for now.

As per usual, I’ll just be placing the synopsis of each book. If you guy’s are interested in one, just click the colored title and it will redirect you to goodreads for further information of the said book! Let’s get started!

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

“Good evening, London.” It’s nine o’clock and this is The Voice of Fate… It is the Fifth of the Eleventh, Nineteen-Ninety-Seven…

“The people of London are advised that the Brixton and Streatham areas are quarantine zones as of today. It is suggested that these areas be avoided for reasons of health and safety…

Police raided seventeen homes in the Birmingham area early this morning, uncovering what is believed to be a major terrorist ring. Twenty people, either of them women, are currently in detention awaiting trial…

The weather will be fine until 12:07 A.M. when a shower will commence, lasting until 1:30 A.M…

Have a pleasant evening..”

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 840)

14 by Manix Abrera

Sorry they didn’t provide any synopsis for this one 😦

(National Bookstore, Paperback, P 250+)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 675)

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

“You ask me if I can forgive myself?
I can forgive myself..”

And so begins The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and renowned artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman’s award-winning story. In this volume, the talents and vision of two great creative geniuses come together in a glorious explosion of color and shadow, memory and regret, vengeance and, ultimately, love.

(Fully Booked, Hardback, P 792) 

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them..

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 499)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 680)

I’ll be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin 

Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life. With profound intellectual and emotional insight, she revisits the death of her beloved mother, the strong bond with her now-dying former college professor, the excitement of her first love, and the friendships forged out of a shared sense of isolation and grief..

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 638)

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in a ways she can scarcely imagine..

(National Bookstore, Paperback, P 549)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees..

(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 599)

Have you read any? Share and tell me, which one you’ve read or which one you’re interested in reading! I would love to know ❤

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6 thoughts on “Timely To Be Read: Fruit Salad

  1. I am drooling over this list. All the covers are so prettyyyyyy~ I just found even more books to read! Haha. And here I was trying to lessen my TBR list before adding anything else to it…. XD

    And Then There Were None is awesome. When I read it, I was amazed by how gripping it was, even though I’ve already read a lot of mysteries that use the locked room concept. I guess there’s just no comparing to a classic mystery. Haha.

    1. Ahaha, i’m happy this TBR helped! I know right, so many books to read so little time!! Yeah, I read a lot of mysteries but I should probably proritize the classics first. Its nice to hear that you loved it! I think I will too!! She’s the queen, so maybe I should start from her ahaha 🙂

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