TBR stands for to-be-read, something we're sure our book lovers are familiar with. Check out what our staff is looking forward to reading! Be it new releases or those classics we just haven't gotten to yet, this is what has us book lovers excited! You can be sure you're getting a great recommendation with our Staff Picks. Who knows more about books than ThriftBooks?
Office Admin Catie's Pile
Peace Talks by Jim Butcher, book 16 of The Dresden Files, is the next book on my TBR after I finish Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. It feels like I have been waiting ages for Jim Butcher's next installment of The Dresden Files, so imagine my excitement when I learned not just one, but TWO of the next books in the series were published within a couple months of each other. I am very much looking forward to continuing the fantastical adventures of a Wizard P.I. turned Battle Mage. Fairies, Magic, and mayhem, oh my!
Dead Until Dark
Recently, my partner and I started a re-watch of True Blood, and I realized I have not actually read the books. A decade late, I know, but Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, the first book of The Sookie Stackhouse Series, has found its way up the queue on my TBR, inspired by the re-watch. I am fully prepared for the books to quite different than the show.
When We Were Vikings
When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald first caught my attention when browsing through an issue of Publisher's Weekly. The overview of the book shows hints of touching on topics like family, difficult decisions we have to face, and the quest to find oneself. This book has already found a home on my shelf, and is just waiting its turn to be cracked open.
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters
I also recently picked up The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker. With plans to get married next year, and as the Office Administrator/internal events coordinator for ThriftBooks corporate, I am interested in getting some insights on event planning and making gatherings (post COVID) memorable and meaningful.
Written in Red
Last book of note on my TBR is a re-read. I usually like to have one re-read going, and next on my list is Written in Red by Anne Bishop. This will be my third journey through The Others series and I would be surprised if it's my last. The Others are beings such as vampires, were-animals, elementals, and beings of great power who have reluctantly agreed to share and allow certain lands on their world to be populated by humanity. But if humanity continues to overstep the agreed upon boundaries… Plus, there is cute, romance-y, love stuff.
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Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Soviet Spy
OK, not great that we're out of stock at the time of this writing (did I snag the last copy???) but several media outlets have really touted this book, so it's no wonder this hard-to-find gem is super in demand. Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa was a senior Romanian Intelligence official who defected to the West in 1978. He spent his life in the west, living under an assumed identity and even survived having a two million dollar bounty on his head & assassination attempts from assorted hit men with names like "Carlos, The Jackal." Pacepa was one of the most important Cold War defections, and this man died at 92, this year, from COVID-19.