Anna and Bonnie have both been talking about their TBR shelves and I thought of how fascinating it is to see what others gravitate toward. In hopes you find this interesting as well I thought I’d offer you a couple snapshots that in no way fully encompasses all the books I own that are on my TBR excel spreadsheet. [Why yes, I AM that anal.]
This is a picture of my romance TBR shelf and, interestingly enough, is also what accumulates when my mother cleared out her shelves:
I have only read a couple of the ones you see in that picture and I truly meant to read some of the others a while back, but… well… I went to the library a lot and subsequently got distracted. There was also an issue of reading a string of bad ones that rather put me off the genre reading and put me back into the realm of literary fiction. And without much further ado:
Yep. Sad part of this is I actually have two books out of the library right now AND another shelf upon which two Crichton and four Heinlein books that are also on my TBR list rest. To name a few you might not be able to discern (from the pic on the left): Noble House, Saving Fish from Drowning, The Book Thief, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lenin’s Private War, Stalin: The Court of the Red Czar, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Some of the authors on my romance shelf (because I can’t make out the titles nor am I going to be hobbling down the stairs again to take a proper look) are: Linda Howard, Jude Deveraux, Alex Kava, Jan Coffey and Stella Cameron. I obviously don’t need to be going to the library, however I currently have a book by Mary Balogh on my desk just taunting me to read just a bit more instead of working on my wip. [I WILL be victorious!]
When ever I do manage to knock a book off my TBR list I actually mark the date I finished reading it on my spreadsheet and sometimes make a few little notes to remind me what I thought of it. How do you keep track? How do you select what book to read next? Am I the only one with a problem keeping away from library books while I have so many in my own house that have yet to be read?