Between my book group books, my challenge books and advance reading copy books I feel like my reading is very structured lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’m reading books I want to read but as soon as I finish one book there are already other books waiting. I feel like I’m not reading at whim as much as I used to and I am sort of missing that right now. Anyone else feeling that way? Especially those of you who are doing a lot of challenges?
So I’m going to take a cue from one of Danielle‘s recent posts where she talks about books she has in the queue and list some of the books that have been on my mind lately. These have nothing to do with challenges, book groups, etc. I don’t know when I’ll get to these but perhaps they’ll cut in front of other must reads. Either way it’s nice to just take a look at some of my shelf sitters and remember that I do want to read these one of these days.
Here are the books I’ve been thinking of recently:
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. I’ve had this book for quite a while and I always hear how good it is. Why haven’t I read it yet?
- The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Whenever someone asks me for my favorite authors I almost always include Atwood in my list but when was the last time I read one of her books? Yikes. Too long that’s for sure.
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Ditto what I wrote for Atwood. I have loved several of his novels so how come I haven’t opened this one yet?
- Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. Well, this one hasn’t been sitting on my shelf for too long but it was definitely one I wanted to read as soon as it came out. Now there’s already a sequel.
I’m in the middle of two books right now but maybe I’ll rebel a bit and pull something that’s been languishing on the stacks for a while.