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I have a confession to make: my eyes are bigger than my stomach and my TBR list.
That is to say, I have the tendency to put more food on my plate than I can actually eat and to gush about more books that i can realistically read if I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing.
This is even more true if we’re talking about books from highly-anticipated authors or places that serve dairy-free meals and desserts. When you have food allergies (or any other dietary restriction, I’m sure), you get used to not being able to eat a lot of delicious-looking foods that others enjoy without a second thought. It’s simply part of life.
When I get the rare chance to pick anything on the menu at a restaurant, I often have the urge to over-order because of how unusual this experience is. The same thing can be said for when there are more attention-grabbing books than I have hours in the day to read.
Here are some books I am still excited to read but haven’t actually picked up yet. I’ve mentioned all of them in previous seasonal TBR posts for Tio Ten Tuesday over the past few years.
1. City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life Into a Dying American Town by Susan Hartman
2. The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander
3. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
4. Ask: Building Consent Culture by Kitty Stryker
5. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
6. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
7. Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond by Lydia Denworth
8. Finna by Nino Cipri
9.Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
10.The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir by Sara Seager
I’m lactose intolerant, so I totally know what you mean when you get excited when you can pick whatever you want off a menu (and eventually over indulge). The books on your list sounds interesting.
Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-13-books-i-was-excited-get-havent-read/
Have a great week 🙂
It’s cool that you understand that! Sorry that you’re lactose intolerant, though. 🙂
I like the look of City of Refugees. Hope you get around to it soon.
Riot Baby is also still sitting on my shelf ever since I got it.
Cool! I hope you like it whenever you may read it.
Trayvon Generation looks interesting.
I’m glad you think so!
If only we could read as fast as we add books to our TBR’s 😂 We will get to them one day. On the Come Up is also on my TBR!
Agreed! I hope you like On the Come Up.
I was also ridiculously excited about On the Come Up and immediately scooped it up after it was released and yet it’s still sitting unread on my shelf! I hope you enjoy these books whenever you get around to picking them up 🙂
Oh, funny! Thank you. I hope you like On the Come Up, too.
I have food allergies as well so I totally get that. I hope you do enjoy these when you get a chance to read them.
Thanks! And hello to a fellow person with food allergies.
I hope you get to read and enjoy all of these soon!
A healthy TBR pile is a secret to immortality, right? 🙂
I know my eyes can get bigger than my reading stomach at times. Or I will put a ton of things on reserve and then they all hit at once!
But these are good problems to have, right?
Heh, yes, for sure!
My list also contains books I’ve mentioned in past Top Ten Tuesday post or TBR posts over the years! Hopefully we can get to them soon 🙂
My fingers are crossed for you!
On the Come Up was great.
I’m glad to hear that.
ON THE COME UP is one my reading list, too. Though I don’t own a copy of it. I like the author of Lake Lore though I haven’t anything about this book. Hope you get to some of these soon. My unread books
Thank you. May you enjoy those books!
On the Come Up is one that has been on my radar for a long time. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks. You, too!
I listened to On the Come Up. It was good. Hope you get to it soon.
I’m glad you liked it. Thanks.
These all look so good! I hope you have time to read them soon.
I haven’t read Lakelore yet either even though I preordered it! Hope you enjoy these when you get a chance to read them.
Thanks. I hope you like Lakelore!
My husband is deathly allergic to shellfish. He’s so allergic he can’t even walk in to some grocery stores because they don’t ventilate the air properly and the shellfish protein gets in the air and causes an anaphylactic response. We’re very limited where we can go because we have to be careful of cross-contamination.
I may not have the dietary restrictions, but I get it, believe me. When we do find a restaurant that he can eat at, it’s like Christmas for him. 🙂
I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get to them.
Your poor husband! That sounds really tough.
I’m glad there are some restaurants that are totally safe for him!
What interesting choices. I’m going to look for City of Refugees.
Thanks. I hope you like City of Refugees!
I need to add The Come Up to my TBR list!
I hope you like it!
I buy books and underestimate the time I have to read them! It must be awful to have a food allergy. My partner is allergic to fish so if there is a buffet at a party (years ago now of course!) I will try things first ☺️ I am quite nervous about giving my son fish in case he is allergic. He is now 3 and hasn’t had any fish 😶
Yeah, food allergies aren’t fun at all.
It’s nice that you taste things for your partner before they eat anything. I hope your son doesn’t develop any allergies.
I 100% understand how you feel with the dietary restricted menus–seeing more than one barely-tolerable option on a menu turns me into a bug-eyed cartoon character over it, haha!
It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it? 🙂
Riot Baby was amazing!
Yay! I’m glad.
I am not familiar with most of the books on your list Lydia. I do have On The Come Up on my TBR. I hope you get a chance to read all of these and that you enjoy them.
Thank you. I hope you like On the Come Up.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on “Ask” when you get around to it. I’m not a person who enjoys people putting their hands out to me, and for whatever reason its made me the target of some pretty hate-filled jokes at work and I don’t know…Maybe I am a bit of a freak, but there’s no reason why people need to be so obnoxious.
Thank you! And, yeah, I hear you there.
My husband has a nut allergy, so eating desserts out is not something we often do.
I hope you enjoy reading these when you get the opportunity. And thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
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Yeah, I’ve heard nut allergies are tough. I didn’t realize nuts were so prevalent in desserts, though. I hope your spouse has all sorts of safe desserts at home.
That’s what I do when I go out to eat. 🙂
Lake Lore has an amazing cover! These do all look good, and I get the sentiment about eyes being bigger than the TBR!
Thank you! I hope you like Lake Lore if you read it. Yeah, the cover is amazing.
Finna is awesome – happy reading!
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Yay! That’s awesome.
I enjoyed On the Come Up! I hope when you get around to it you enjoy it as well!
I have Lake Lore checked out from the library now! The cover is so good I’d love to actually read that one.
I’m glad you liked it. Good luck with Lake Lore!
I have exactly the same problem with putting too many books on my plate. I have read Ghost Wood Song though, and I enjoyed it. 🙂
I think anyone with an allergy or intolerance (like lactose in my case) totally understands your problem. Unfortunately, there are still people around who don’t understand us and think we shouldn’t make such a fuss. I know some people are a lot worse then me, at least I can order in most restaurants now and there are lots of alternatives with which I can make anything I would like to eat.
So, I am very sorry to hear you have a dairy intolerance, as well. I will think about you the next time I see something that is bad for both of us. Hugs.
Thanks for visiting my TTT this week which contains some pretty old books.
That is sad but true!
And thank you for your kind words, Marianne. I look forward to chatting with you every week on Top Ten Tuesday~ 🙂
I’ve not read any of these, but I hope you enjoy them all whenever you do get to them.
My eyes are bigger than my TBR list, too… Finna is the only one of these that I have read, and I really enjoyed it. I hope you like it when you get to it!
Happy TTT on a Wednesday! (my post)
I’m glad you liked Finna!
I still have not read On The Come Up!
Heh, it’s nice to not be the only one. 😀
I listened to the audiobook of On the Come Up and thought it was pretty good.
Glad to hear it!
On the COme Up and the Hate U Give could have been on my list too.
The film version of The Hate U Give was really good if you like seeing adaptations.
I fall into the “hype” trap of a book too often! I feel like I’m getting better and better generally, but it still happens, and isn’t unlike the whole restaurant experience or a yummy dessert. Just happens sometimes. 🙂
I’m glad you understand that!
I hope you’ll enjoy all of these when you get to them!
Thank you. 🙂
On the Come Up is so good! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it 🙂
Yay! I’m glad you liked it.
I listened to the audiobook of On the Come Up and it was really well done! I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it 🙂
Oh, that’s awesome.
Maybe I should try an audiobook of it. Good idea.
Lake Lore sounds absolutely amazing, I’m adding it to my list!!
I didn’t get to read On The Come Up as part of my school book club last year as they ran out of copies, but my friends didn’t seem to love it that much, in fact one of them really hated it, which is interesting!
I hope you get to read all of these books soon!! Thank you so much for all your support with my blog!
You’re welcome, Zoe!
I hope you like Lake Lore. Do you think you’ll give On the Come UP a shot? I know I get a little wary about books that my good friends really disliked. I generally give them a shot, though, unless folks mention a few very specific things that I really don’t like to read about.
I’ve seen on the come up on in a few people’s list.. Looks like we’re all guilty of that one, strangely. 😅
Heh, for sure! And here I thought I might be the only one to admit I haven’t read it yet. 😀
I hope you get to read these soon.
“I have a confession to make: my eyes are bigger than my stomach and my TBR list.”
LOL what a mood! I feel you. Riot Baby is one I can’t believe I haven’t read yet, too!
Heh, thanks. I hope you like Riot Baby whenever you may read it.