5 Books On My TBR List

5 Books On My TBR List

Since your list will never end, why not add these?

If you read a lot, you know the feeling of the ever-growing TBR (To-Be-Read) list. The unfortunate reality is that it will never end, and you will never be able to tell yourself you've read everything you want to read; that's why I've decided to share a few books on my list! Feel free to add them to yours. Since your list will never end, why not add these?

1. Monster by A. Lee Martinez

If there's one thing I love more than speculative fiction, it's speculative fiction that knows it's weird. "Monster" seems like one of these. The preface of this novel is the main character named Monster runs a pest control agency. He also has a girlfriend from hell. Literally. The other main character, Judy, works the night shift at the Food Plus Mart. Her life is fairly ordinary until she finds a yeti in the freezer aisle eating all the Rocky Road. The two characters meet, due to the fact that Monster's pest control agency doesn't catch bugs; they catch things like ogres, trolls, and dragons.

2. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

As a fan of young adult fiction, and an admirer of authors who can write historical fiction, I decided to pick up "These Shallow Graves" based on those two things. The story follows Jo Montfort's ordinary life of going to school and waiting to be married off to a rich bachelor until her father is found dead. The story goes: Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. Jo knows her father was far to smart to clean a loaded gun. She begins to uncover more and more about her father's death; she discovers there are secrets.

3. This One Summer by Jullian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

I'm a huge fan of graphic narrative, so picking up "This One Summer" has been on my list for a long time. The story follows an unforgettable summer at Awago Beach for Rose and Windy. Rose has been going to Awago Beach with her parents and best friend, Windy, for the summer since she was a little girl. This summer, Rose's parents won't stop fighting. Rose and Windy get tangled in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. The summer is full of secrets and heartache, with Rose's only relief being Windy.

4. The Life and Death of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus

"The Life and Death of Zebulon Finch" has intimidated me by its brick-like size for at least a year now. By reinstating it on my list, it's my way of letting it know I am not afraid of it! This novel starts in 1896, when a 17-year-old gangster is gunned down by the shores of Lake Michigan. Mere moments after, Zebulon Finch is resurrected from the void. Not only is he resurrected; he continues to live as a 17-year-old for over a century.

5. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

After reading "When the Emperor was Devine" by Julie Otsuka in a class, I've been obsessed with her work. I happened to see "The Buddha in the Attic" while at the bookstore, and just had to buy it then and there. This novel tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Franciso as "picture brides" about a century ago. It follows the women on their journey across the sea, their arrival in San Fransisco, their first night as wives, and raising children who reject Japanese culture. The story will end at the arrival of war.

Cover Image Credit: Fredrik Rubensson on Flickr

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We've all been there. How hard is it to come up with a creative Halloween costume? Or is it? Here are 10 of the most overrated Halloween costumes that you should NEVER do again.

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6. Police

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8. aliens?

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18 Types Of Mini-Golfers You Come Across On An 18-Hole Course

Which type of mini-golfer are YOU?


Mini-golf: A fun activity that has been around since 1916. We have all played mini-golf before and have probably played a variety of courses over the year. The one thing you might not always realize is the players around you. Next time you go mini-golfing take a look at those playing around you and see if you can find these 18 types of players. Even see which of these mini-golfers you fit!

The professional golfer.

This is the golfer who always has to look at the hole, line up his shot every time, and takes the rules seriously such as adding a stroke when the ball goes out of bounds. I mean it's mini-golf, you don't need to line up ALL your shots.

The driver.

This is the golfer who drives the ball as if he was on an actual golf course. It's one thing if you have a power swing, but this person typically drives the ball purposefully.

The obnoxious one.

This is the golfer who is just wild and all over the place. They make such a big deal out of every play, might make irrelevant comments, etc. It's just unnecessary.

The cheerleader.

This is the person who is constantly cheering others on. Even if it's a bad play they'll say "awe, it's o.k! You still got this!"

The family with the annoying kids.

This is the family where the parents don't know how to control their kids. This is where the kids will go to the next hole before their parents, destroy some of the property, or even interfere with other people golfing.

The family that tries to act like a family.

This is the family that you can clearly see is just acting like a family. It could be as simple as a family that seems tense and is just playing together to a family where the dad and kids are playing while the mom just walks around with them filing her nails.

The group of 8+.

This is the group that holds EVERYONE up. They don't care if there are 8+ balls on one hole at a time. If you are this group, please let people behind you go ahead.

The inseparable couple.

This is the couple that is all over each other. They're constantly kissing if they aren't playing or they are taking pictures of each other.

The teenage girls.

These are the girls acting all innocent and taking selfies while playing while their parents sit near the entrance for them. It's the only thing they can do without parent supervision.

The oldie.

This is literally a grandma or grandpa who is naturally just slow. They are so adorable, but it'll take a good 2 hours to play a full 18 holes with them because of how slow they move.

The smokers.

These are the people smoking cigs or cigars while playing. Let's just hope they aren't smoking around kids and put their butts in the little buckets at each hole.

The slow pokes.

These are the golfers that just take forever. If you are a slow poke please be considerate of those behind you and let them go ahead of you.

The competitive one.

This is the one who is constantly up in your face about how they're going to win. They are the ones who can't just enjoy a game of mini-golf.

The out of bounder.

This is the golfer who constantly hits the ball out of bounds. At that rate you don't even give them a penalty stroke because they'd be up to 10+ on one hole.

The goofball.

This is the person who just acts silly. They could be the ones using a child's size putter or balancing on different rocks or stumps on the course.

The clueless one.

This is the one who never realizes what hole their on, when it's their turn, or what they are even doing.

The scorekeeper.

This is the golfer who takes keeping score seriously. Or this could just be the person who naturally always keeps score when you go mini-golfing.

The normal couple (or group).

These are the people we all love. It's the people who like some friendly competition, but don't goof around. They move from hole to hole at a good pace and keep to themselves. They also are cognizant of those around them. These are the mini-golfers we all love and should strive to be.

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