Alphabet TBR - P to Z

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This is the final part of my Alphabet TBR series, finishing off with titles beginning with the letters P through to Z. Ts and Rs feature strongly in this one which just reinforces how bad I am at picking a variety of letters! 

Triton by Samuel R. Delany - More 1970s science fiction, because there's never enough 1970s science fiction apparently. This is another that has a strong theme of gender and sexuality running throughout, so I'm also drawn to this for research purposes as well as for pleasure.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi - Azar's story of her bookclub in Iran that gathered young female students together to read banned Western classics. Everything about this draws me in. 

Russia's Empires: The Rise and Fall from Prehistory to Putin by Philip Longworth - After studying a fascinating module in A Level History on early 20th century Russia, I picked up this book in order to learn some more. Unfortunately it doesn't have the best review on Goodreads but I'm hoping it'll give me a quick overview of the history of the empire in general.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell - Another one of those that was on and off my university reading list before I had the chance to cancel the order. Fortunately I'm really interested in giving this a read as it's got that typical Mitchell time travel/weird continuum running through it.

Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl - Dahl was saucy one. My mother read this and absolutely loved it, so I'm hoping I do too!

The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull - The debut novel of the wonderful Rebecca who I had the joy of interviewing a little while ago about her latest release The Song of the Sea Maid. This is right at the top of my TBR at the moment as I am craving more of her gorgeous writing.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - Another modern classic I haven't get managed to sink my teeth into. Seeing as it's such a small book I'll probably speed through it this summer.

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov - Another kicked off of the university reading list. I'd advise you look up this book yourself as I don't even want to venture into trying to describe what it is. A poem, a piece of detective fiction, literary commentary?

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre - Loved the film, haven't read the book, feel really bad about it.

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman - Picked up from my local secondhand book shop, this book has very mixed reviews and deals heavily with the theme of family. I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy it but for 95p I couldn't really pass up the option.

This Should Be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle - Picked up admittedly for the cover and title alone. I knew it was a recent release but the story still remains a mystery to me.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard - Everything that has anything to do with Hamlet, give it to me. Also described to have echoes of Waiting for Godot on its Goodreads page so I am there.

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