Friday, August 26, 2011

TBR

Question: What are five books from your "to be read" stack. What makes you select a book for your “to be read” stack?

My Answer:

I feel like I have more books on the TBR pile right now than I have in a long time. Partly, this is because it was recently my birthday and partly it's because I've recently been indulging in book-buying much more than I should because it's one of the few things that makes me feel better in the midst of a current personal crisis.

So, five books...American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, The Collected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, Elizabeth I by Margaret George, Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares, and Reading Women by Stephanie Staal.

These days, my TBR pile grows largely from reviews on other book blogs, but also from newspaper reviews, recommendations from friends and colleagues, and plain old browsing. In the future, I may start taking LibraryThing recommendations into account and at least once I did order a book just from browsing on Bookmooch.

1 comment:

redhead said...

omg, I have a ton on my TBR list. I had it under control there for a while, but now, not so much. in no particular order of importance except that I really want to read them:

The Third Section, by Jasper Kent
Lowtown, by Daniel Polansky
Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovich
The Bible Repairman by Tim Powers
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks