Oh, how I love them. I know some readers steer clear of lists because they are constant reminders of what is not getting read, but I feel quite the opposite about them. For me, they are essential to what I affectionately call organized chaos.
Thankfully, I have Goodreads to keep me in check. Here is a snapshot of the books that I recently added to my To-Be-Read shelf. Some are newish, one is not out yet and the rest are oldies that were mentioned by bloggers and readers like you. The image is small, but I’ve included links below it.
From left to right:
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
The Girls by No Return by Erin Saldin
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky
After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh
The Salt God’s Daughter by Ilie Ruby
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
I have nearly 300 titles on this particular shelf, but these just happen to be the ones most recently added. I could literally spend HOURS combing through reviews, recommendations and the like to build this list but what I love about it, is that it’s all virtual. I don’t actually buy anything until the mood strikes me but I add, delete and rearrange to my heart’s content. Plus, I have the App for my phone so when I am cruising the bookstore, I always have my list handy.
No, I did not get paid by Goodreads to say any of this. It’s just what I use to keep things somewhat tidy and I love it to pieces! I also use Library Thing but GR’s is what I use the most.
How do you keep track of what you want to read?
What books have you recently added to your wish list?
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