Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.
On my TBR
Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World
"I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry." Elizabeth Bennet's furious response to Mr. Darcy's marriage proposal in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice has resonated for generations of readers. But what if she never had a chance to say it? Would she learn to recognize Mr. Darcy's admirable qualities on her own? The Last Man in the World follows Elizabeth and Darcy as they struggle to find their way through the maze of their prejudices after Elizabeth, against her better judgment, agrees to marry Darcy instead of saying those famous words. Two of the most beloved characters in English literature explore the meaning of true love on a tumultuous journey to make a success of their marriage. THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.
The awesome people at the Sourcebooks booth at ALA last year gave me a copy of this during a chat about Jane, and I originally had planned to read it for this year's Jane in June. But then the (again, awesome) people at Sourcebooks sent me the ginormous box of Jane, and I thought it would be wiser to read and review some of the newer stuff (which included another title by Reynolds, What Would Mr Darcy Do?, which I loved). So this one got pushed back into the stack (along with about a billion other books that my overachiever ass thought she was going to try to read this month). But now, having read WWMDD and having had people comment and say they love Reynolds and love this book, my fingers are itching to dig it back out of the stack. I'd say it's pretty definite that I will be reviewing it next year, but whether I'll actually wait to read it...that's debatable. ;)
[side note: the zombie lover in me totes thinks this sounds like a zombie book title...]
Any of you read this one? Love it, hate it, want to sleep with it under your pillow at night?
What's on your Janeish TBR?
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