Like many readers, I seem to find books I want to read more often than I buy those books. It’s a combination of not having a lot of disposable income, a lack of space to keep the books, and a lack of time in which to read.
Adult life has surprised me in many ways, the main way being that I often feel that I’m too busy earning a living to actually live that life. I’m told that gets easier, but it was a nasty surprise from which I haven’t fully recovered.
But at least for the time being, my TBR pile is once again tall and tempting me loudly from the corner of the room. For various reasons, Best Friend and myself were unable to have Christmas with my parents until this past weekend. Not only was I glad to be seeing family, I also knew that inside all the packages under the tree were more delicious words and stories for me to devour and share with you guys here. Little did I know the insanity that awaited me:
That’s right: I got twenty books for Christmas. I also got two invisible bookshelves (those metal things in the photo) and two Barnes and Noble Gift cards with enough funds to keep me positively silly with books for the next six months.
I love having so many new books. There’s just one problem: I’m so excited that I don’t know which to read first!
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you pick which you read first? Which do you think I should read first?
2 thoughts on “My TBR List; or, HELP!”
I usually look at the length of the book when I choose what to read next. I know that sometimes I will be able to read more than others, also that sometimes I won’t mind working on the same book for months… (twilight etc…) but other times I know I will start a book and HAVE to finish it soon (Ender’s game, etc…) so I take that into account when making my choice… also, sometimes I’m in the mood for something in particular. When all else fails start with a shorter book because once you start to read it it will either be awesome or it will make you decide what you really wanted to read…
Hope that helps! Happy reading!
Thanks for your suggestions, Mary-Ellen! I know what you mean about different kinds of books — some you nibble on for a few months, and others you gobble down in huge chunks in one or two days. Either way, it’s delicious. 🙂 I think the shortest book I got is March, by Geraldine Brooks. I think it’s supposed to be the story of Little Women told from the father’s perspective. It’s short and sweet, and it’s very different from the YA/fantasy nonsense I’ve been reading recently. Maybe I’ll start with that one.