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Books I Want to Read



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.

TBR July 2012

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?

Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

It’s Like Christmas!

I just received Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin in the mail. Thanks to Gayle over at Everyday I Write The Book. She is hosting an online book club for this book sometime in the middle of May. I just love to participate in these events and getting the book in the mail is just like Christmas! I am starting it tonight and cannot wait.

Another exciting event to mention is the Blog Talk Radio Show that will be hosted by Book Club Girl on May 22nd. The discussion book is The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar. The author will be on hand to answer questions from readers. What a treat!

I have also been spending some time updating my Goodreads account. If anyone would like to add me as a friend, my account name is booktime. I love to see what other people are reading.

Until next time…Happy Reading!