I have a lot of books marked in Goodreads as ‘to read’. I mark things that seem interesting. I then will see if it’s in the library and will mark it if it is. Anything else is fair game then when it comes to buying books. Sometimes I’ll go by what’s on the to read list that’s not in the library, sometimes I’ll browse sections in bookshops and see if something stands out. Others I rummage through books at second hand shops, to see if I can find something I like or vaguely want to read. And then of course sometimes I am gifted books. Which leads to a pretty big pile of books to read that I own. As I will show you below.
That is the bulk of it! I do know there’s more, books that are still packed away from when I moved in 2011 and didn’t unpack. Some I’ve started but never finished. Others I’ve read bits and pieces (This mainly applies to A Gift for All Seasons for Camilla Morton). Some I have read but haven’t finished the series (I’ve read Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife but not the The Amber Spy Glass. But in order to read that last book, I’m going to have to reread the first two). Others are actually my aunt’s, which I have had for a long time! And I just spotted one book that shouldn’t be there (Catching Fire, it was swept into the pile as my boyfriend is currently reading it. But seeing as I want to reread it before the film comes out, I suppose it DOES deserve a place in the pile!).
Now, here’s where you come in handy. I want to know what books you’d recommend and why. And more importantly, which books should be avoided! Considering not all of them were bought by me, there are probably a handful which I might not read. And this pile doesn’t even take into consideration all the ebooks I have downloaded! If you’re interested in seeing that list, let me know below and I’ll make a post!