Introducing my summer TBR

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

How’s the situation in your country? With this I mean, in relation with this cruel pandemic.

We are again in a lockdown and we have been for more than a year now Perks: I have more time to read. Cons: I haven’t been with my family (I am an expatriate in a foreign land) for close to two years now.

So instead of me wallowing, I think The Artsy Ready Girl‘s topic for the week can give some respite – “Books On My Summer 2021 TBR”.

Genre: Filipiniana (books written by Filipino authors) – Trying to patch my missing of the Philippines by reading stories written by my “kabayans” (fellow countrymen).

  1. All My Lonely Islands by V.J. Campilan
  2. Dear Distance by Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak
  3. Scent of Apples by Bienvenido N. Santos

Genre: Non-fiction – some are hardcore tech (but it’s part of my job, so…)

4. The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation by Sheri Salata
5. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris VossTahl Raz
6. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
7. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives by Peter H. DiamandisSteven Kotler

Genre: Classic + Poetry – these are for the poet in me.

8. Sharks in the Rivers by by Ada Limon
9. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
10. I Wait for the Moon: 100 Haiku of Momoko Kuroda by Momoko Kuroda

Share your TBR (summer or winter), too!

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24 thoughts on “Introducing my summer TBR”

  1. Never let me go is a strange book; seems almost everyone loves it. I thought it was fine but I think I watch too many thrillers and horror movies, so I had worked up in my head a much more dramatic and exciting book/ending.

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  2. I’m sorry that you are in lockdown again. They have let go of pretty much all restrictions here but I don’t see that lasting for a long time. I hope things get better for you and all of us soon. Great list of books.. more reading time does help.

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  3. I hope that your lockdown situations improve and you get to see your family soon. We spent a large portion of last year in lockdown and I didn’t see my family for over a year. We are mostly ok now, some little spikes here and there and we just did a 2wk lockdown to defeat one. I hope you enjoy your reading list – lockdown certainly is good for getting lots of reading done.

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  4. ouch that is tough, two years … we are are quite free to move about and do most things. There are few limits in the bigger cities but the last lockdown in Melbourne lifts midnight tonight so the whole country will be free.

    Glad you can connect through books, take care and pray your situation changes real soon.

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  5. So sorry that you’re still in lockdown! The U.S. seems to be at a different point in every state. In Arizona, where I live, everything is open and masks are not required if you’ve been vaccinated. Really, very few people are wearing masks anymore, vaxxed or not. I was just in Oregon, though, and everyone wears masks there. A number of stores there still require them. They’re also required at all the airports. I hope things ease up for you soon. I lived in The Philippines for a year in high school – maybe someday I’ll be a “balikbayan” 🙂

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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    1. It’s interesting how the pandemic plays differently across the world, and even in a country! I am delighted to hear that you’ve been in the Philippines and I do hope you can be a balikbayan again! 🙂 Thanks, Susan!


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