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Tiny Navajo Writes: Books I Want to Read Tag

I saw this over on There’s Something About KM’s blog a few days ago, and I thought that it would be a fun book tag for today, so here we go!

THE RULES: 

  • Link back to the original tag on Jamishelves
  • Complete the questions with books you do WANT to read, but the actual process of reading them seems daunting or unappealing
  • Tag some people at the end to do this tag next

A BOOK YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO READ BECAUSE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT:

A book that I feel that I need to read because I’ve been seeing it everywhere if The Name of the Wind. I even had it on my Beat the Backlist a couple of years ago, but I just can’t seem to get into the mood to read it. I think part of it is because I’m not sure I’ll like the book and apparently there hasn’t even been a whisper of the third book for years…not sure I want to start a series that’s finished and may never be finished.

A BOOK THAT’S REALLY LONG:

At this moment in time, I don’t really have any long books on my TBR to read. The only one is Rhythm of War and that’s coming out in November. The only thing really holding me back from reading this book is that it isn’t published yet.

A BOOK YOU’VE HAD ON YOUR BOOKSHELF OR TBR LIST FOR FAR TOO LONG:

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. I’ve read other stuff by Robin McKinley before and have enjoyed reading her books, but for some reason, The Hero and the Crown just hasn’t caught my attention enough to read it yet.

A BOOK THAT IS “REQUIRED READING” (E.G. A SCHOOL TEXT OR POPULAR CLASSIC – SOMETHING YOU FEEL OBLIGATED TO READ):

The only “required reading” that I felt I needed to read after high school was over was The Great Gatsby and I read that a few years ago. While good, I’m not sure that it’s something that I’ll revisit.

A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES YOU:

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila. This has also been on my TBR for a while and it’s because it deals with my tribe. I want to know more about the Code Talkers of WWII, and reading a memoir by an actual Code Talker would definitely increase my knowledge of them. But at the same time, I’m not sure that I want to know. It is my history and it is part of my story, so I do need to read it, if just to honor those that came before me and made it possible to read and write Diné.

A BOOK YOU THINK MAY BE SLOW:

I think of all the books on my TBR that may be slow, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It does sound very good! But it also sounds like it would be very slow to read at the same time. It is about character growth, so that may make it more interesting later in the book.

A BOOK THAT YOU NEED TO BE IN THE RIGHT MOOD FOR:

I’m starting to not read as much YA as I used to, so just about every YA book on my TBR is going to be a mood read from now on. I gonna need to be in the right mood to read any of those books and I haven’t hit that mood in a LONG time.

A BOOK YOU’RE UNSURE YOU’LL LIKE:

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I read the first book, Shanghai Girls, a few years ago, and while it was good, I’m not really sure I can say that I enjoyed it, and Dreams of Joy is about the daughter of one of the sisters, and she goes back to mainland China to find her father during the 1950’s and Communist China. I actually let my mom take my copy as she really did want to read it and I can get another copy whenever I feel like I want to read it, or just borrow it from the library.


So, these are the books that I want to read and reasons why I haven’t read them yet. I think there are some good reasons there, but let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them. What books are on your TBr and you want to read, but just haven’t yet? What do you plan to do to encourage yourself to read them? Comment below and let me know, and maybe we can encourage each other to read the books on our TBR.

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Tiny Navajo Writes: Top Ten Books Still on My TBR

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today is TTT’s 10 year anniversary with That Artsy Reader Girl, who co-created it and now houses it. She recommended that we do a different take on Top Ten today and so my plan is to go back through all the Top Tens and do one that I haven’t done, seeing as I’ve only been doing this for a year or two tops.

The topic that I’m choosing went live on February 5, 2018 and it’s talking about the books that have been on my TBR list the longest and still haven’t been read. And I may be in trouble with this one…I have so many books that still haven’t been read.

 

  1. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon. I went through a Downton Abbey kick a few years ago, and I was super curious about the “real” Downton Abbey, so I picked this one to read and expand my reading horizons a bit, as it is nonfiction. I do still plan on reading it, just…haven’t gotten around to it just yet.
  2. The Galaxy Chronicles edited by Jeff Seymour. This one has been on for a while, as I had an anthology kick going on for a bit, still do to be honest, and this one popped up on BookBub deals and I just had to buy it. So I did and it’s just been sitting on my digital shelf ever since. But it’s on my Beat the Backlist for this year, so we’ll see about getting it read finally!
  3. The Time Travel Chronicles edited by Crystal Watanabe. See above, same reasoning!
  4. The A.I. Chronicles edited by Ellen Campbell. See above…I just need to hurry up and read all of these!
  5. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. These was suggested to be about 6 years ago, and it’s just been sitting on my list. I think I have the digital book, I just need to make myself focus and read it!
  6. The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. This honestly did sound interesting, and I’m all for novels that focus on women taking back their identity and figuring out who they want to be again.
  7. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I need to read more poetry and Amanda Lovelace’s books were extremely popular a few years back, so I put this one on my list.
  8. Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez. This is my heritage, my life, my history, and I know that I really need to read this, if just to know a little bit more about my own life.
  9. The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova. This just sounded so good!!! I need to know what kind of betrayal will happen and who exactly are the Alchemists of Loom?
  10. NPCs by Drew Hayes. What do you think is going on through the minds of those non-playable characters you run into during round of D&D or World of Warcraft? This book seems to say that it will show us, and I have it on my Beat the Backlist list this year!

These are the Top Ten books that have been on my list the longest and that I have (hopeful) plans of reading this year. Or at some point anyway. What books have been on your list the longest? Why are they still there? Comment below and let me know!

 

 

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Backlist Books I Still Need to Read

Hi guys! Today’s Thursday Three is about those books you have on your TBR that you’ve been meaning to read for so long! Well, here are three of my backlist books that I still intends to (eventually) read.

radio silence

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

code talker

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez

blood of elves

Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Yeah…I do plan on reading these books at some point. Do I know when I’ll be able to read these books? Not a clue. BUT! I do plan on reading these books at some point. So, these will be in my TBR for the next year at least.

What books are on your backlist TBR that you still haven’t read yet? When do you plan on reading them? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Native American Novels

Hi guys! Today is Thursday and we are so close to the weekend! So excited for the weekend! Anyway, today’s Thursday Threes is all about Native American novels as it is Native American History Month. They are going to be either ones that I’ve read or ones that I want to read. I’ll be sure to let you know which one it is.

trail of lightning

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

code talker

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila

#notyourprincess

#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy

These are three books written by Native Americans about Native Americans. I have read two of these, Trail of Lightning and #Notyourprincess, and I want to read Code Talker at some point.

What books about Native Americans have you read? Do you want to read more books that focus on Native Americans? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Nonfiction TBR

Thursday Threes: Nonfiction Books I Have on My TBR List

Yes, we are taking a look at my to-be-read list and some nonfiction books that I have on my list that I would like to read. Granted, my TBR list changes and there are some books that I take off. But, as of right now, these are three nonfiction books on my TBR:

  1. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
  2. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon
  3. Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez

These are all nonfiction books that have been sitting on my TBR list for a while. The thing is that I’m not really a fan of nonfiction books. I do read them, but they are not the thing that I turn to when I’m looking for my next book to read. But, now that I’ve put them out there, maybe this will be some accountability and I’ll finally get around to reading them.

Do you read nonfiction books? If so, what are some of your favorites? Comment below and let me know!