A pile of unread books waiting to be read
TBR Pile

My isolation to be read pile

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a to be read pile on here. As we’ve got weeks of being stuck in this house I’m hoping that my time can be used wisely with reading – and blogging! So I thought I’d share what I’ll be reading with you all…

New reads 

When lockdown was announced I was partway through Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index which I adored. I’m starting with light hearted, easy reads as I felt the circumstances required it. Therefore my next choice was Bigfoot Tobin and Me by Melissa Savage. A story of a 10 year old girl who has been moved into her grandads house in what she sees as the middle of nowhere. This was that much of a quick read that I have actually finished it before managing to published this post.


So next up is a reread. How many of us want to reread our favourites but think we should probably get through that huge pile of unread books first? As this time is gained due to other commitments not happening I am going to re-visit my favourites. I started Noughts and Crosses, my favourite ever seres yesterday. There are 5 books in the series but I haven’t actually read Crossfire yet so I’m hoping to read all of them within the next week or so. 

I may also use the time to re-read the first Hunger Games book and actually get round to reading the second and third as I never have. Which is a crime in the YA book community I know… 


At the start of this year I set myself a task to read at least one non-fiction book a month. I’d read March’s before lockdown started so I have completed it already for this month. However lockdown is going to run into April and the non-fiction book I am planning on reading in April is The Guilty Feminists book that T got my for Christmas. If it runs into May I might also smash through the Extinction Rebellion book he got me too. 

More fiction 

If I have any more time to add I will be starting Phillip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series too. I only have the first but I adored the Northern Lights series so I expect to love this one too. Finally I want to read more of the older books I have on my shelf. I have had things like the whole Narnia collection on my shelf unread since I was a teenager and its the perfect time to read them.

Reading with Spike 

Of course I will also be reading with and to Spike regularly but her books won‘t follow a set pattern. We have a great reading programme on the computer to help her learn to read independently but she isn’t there completely yet. We have the ‘Forgotten Fairytales of Brave and Brilliant Girls’ storybook which she got for Christmas too which I am hoping to finish with her. 

Have you got overflowing shelves you are hoping to put a dent into while you are in the house? What’s on your isolation to be read pile? Let us know! 

One Comment

  • Alison

    I had thought of rereading The Hunger Games too! They are such great books! My oldest son is reading The 5th Wave right now, have you read that one yet?

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