My Shelves Overfloweth

I am usually pretty good at pacing my reading to include a couple of review copies, along with a book or two that I am reading just for fun. However, due to the generosity of several bloggers and publishers, I have a nice, healthy stack of books that I must get to within the next couple of weeks. I know that this causes stress for some bloggers but these are all books that I am dying to read so I am anxious, but in a good way.

So, in an attempt to organize my chaotic self, here’s a quick list of what I will be reading over the next few weeks in no particular order:

Book List 1

Book List 2

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Trackers by Patrick Carman
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Well, enough with the list, off I go to put a dent in it.

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27 Responses

  1. Oh god, I am SO glad I’m not the only who got in over her head in April. The good books are abundant this month, and I somehow need to read and review at least 5 more of them in the next 7 days. Riiiight.

    This is a superfantastic pack of books, and I’m looking forward to many of them as well. Can’t wait to hear about how you like them.

  2. The Passage is at the top of my pile. Can’t believe you have held off on book 3 of the Larsson series!

    • Well, it doesn’t come out until May so I can’t really review it until right before the release date AND I promised I’d read it with someone but that didn’t pan out.

  3. I’ve gotten myself in the same situation! And I had told myself that I was only going to take a couple of books in May since I have a graduation to plan for. Nope–I have 6 or 7. Wonder if they would notice if I was reading at work?

    • I have been reading on my lunch breaks to try to catch-up. I haven’t been able to read at home these days because The Hub is in the process of moving the family business and hasn’t been home so it’s been a little chaotic on the homefront.

  4. Wow – lots of great reads ahead for you!

  5. A great selection — am especially envious that you have The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

  6. Spring books are blooming, aren’t they? I’m sort of surprised we don’t have more overlapping, just Keeper and the Larsson, and I’ve already reviewed the Faulks.

    But still I have a huge stack and am torn between new, sort of new and things I’m in mood to reread.

    And I’m going to a flash fiction workshop tom. to try and get those gears working…

  7. There are some great looking titles in there! I try not to let books stress me out, but sometimes I can’t help it.

  8. You aren’t kidding! I am number 3 on the waiting list for Hornet’s Nest on audio, and I’m wiggling around thinking about getting my hands on it. The Passage is on my radar of course. And Let the World Spin is simply wonderful. Make sure you get to that one quickly!

  9. Looks like you are going to have some fantastic reading ahead of you in the coming days. I hope they all live up to your expectations! :)

  10. I’ve read both The Glass Room and Let the Great World Spin. Both are really good but in different ways. You’ve got some other great stuff on your list! Whatever you decide to read, I think you’ll be enjoying yourself!

  11. That is quite a stack but…how heavenly to spend time with lovely lovely books…sometimes I am glad that I Kindle most of my books…otherwise the stack would scare me!!!

  12. Those will keep you busy for a little while…but will they keep you from picking up a few more books at the Festival of Books this weekend? That’s the question :-). Personally, I wouldn’t be deterred!

  13. Oh man so many of these are on my shelves as well. I SO want to read: Glass Room; Let the Great World Spin; A Week in December and Black Hills….TIME is all I need..LOL

  14. Wow! You better get busy! Let the Great World Spin was amazing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  15. Fantastic pile of books you have! I’m planning to get started on the Larsson books this summer. I look forward to your thoughts on all of these. Good luck!

  16. You have a lot of reading to do:) Can’t wait to read the reviews.

  17. I always promise myself that I won’t overcommit to review copies and then I get some neat ones dangled in front of me and I can’t resist. A good problem to have!

  18. looks like you got some good reads coming up. I have let the world spin!

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  20. I posted recently about all the books I want to get to (and this when I’m totally bogged down with review copies, but they’re books I wanted to read too, so it isn’t like I can complain). It does have me sort of stressed, but in a good way, as you said. It is sort of like going to Baskin Robbins when you love every flavor and just can’t possibly eat more than 2 or 3.

    • I only accept review copies of books that I really want to read anyway so I’m actually quite lucky and so happy to be surrounded by the books I love. I just sometimes wish I could pace myself a bit better so that I can enjoy all of them and appreciate them for what they are.

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