Monday, May 30, 2016

One day reading

These days since it takes me so long to make my way through a book, I forget what I want to read next. I also have a to-read list that's been languishing on Goodreads for quite some time. I used to add books to it regularly. I'd read a review of a book that looked good and add it to the list. Of course, often something else would come along, or a favorite author would release a new book, and the "this looks interesting" book never actually made it into my hand. And I haven't added anything for a while, but I think it's time to start utilizing that list a bit more again once I finish my current read. Here are the top five books on my Goodreads to-read list: 

1. Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo 
          A new book (series?) set in the Russian-inspired fantasy world of Bardugo's Shadow and Bone.           I know nothing about this book except the author, and that's enough for me. I also have a vague           memory of seeing it compared to Ocean's 11? 

2.  The Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow 
           Again, can't remember much of why I added this, but I have read a book by this author before,            and really enjoyed it, and I do remember seeing rave reviews.

3.  A Brief History of Montmaray, by Michelle Cooper
           Historical fiction that has actually made it onto my Kindle. I'm always in the market for good              historical fiction.

4. The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
            I think I once read this book compared to The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, and I                   could seriously write paragraphs about how much I love that series.

5. The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes
             Not sure of the plot of this book, but I am a huge Jojo Moyes fangirl.

Honorable (non-fiction) mention: Start, by Jon Acuff 
             Several friends and the hubby have recommended this book to me. Time to get it on the                        nightstand.

Well, we'll see how well I stick to this, or what shiny book bumps one of these down a notch. At least I have a plan for the "what to read next" dilemma. 

1 comment:

  1. I am the EXACT same way. I haven't given up on Goodreads but I definitely don't utilize it the way I should. I just use the books on my nightstand and on my bookcase in grab books I find recommended on The Skimm and in magazines and by friends. And eventually...I had books on Goodreads? Huh. How long ago was THAT?