So many books. Sometimes, it's overwhelming and it's hard to decide what to read next. My To Be Read Pile could actually be my entire home and garage, but I'll only mention the five books sitting beside me right now. And, I'll be honest and say sometimes something catches my attention, and I read it straight through. But, often I read part of one book, and alternate with others. I'm usually reading several at a time. I always have one mystery. Sometimes there's a nonfiction title, and a novel or two. But, the novels have to be very different. And, as all of you know who follow my blog, the mysteries are my favorites, so I'll usually read that first.
This time, I have one book that's already been published, so it will probably be the first to be reviewed, and I'll add something to the pile to replace it. It's a terrific collection, mostly forthcoming books.
So, before I share my TBR pile, tell me about yours. Do you read multiple books at the same time? How do you choose? What's on your TBR pile right now?
Melissa Hill's The Gift of a Lifetime is from the library. It's set in New York City at Christmastime, and features a woman who receives anonymous gifts and clues that send her to some of the city's most popular landmarks. The clues are perfect for a romantic comedy movie lover. But, who's sending the gifts?
I've just started Paige Shelton's mystery, Of Books and Bagpipes. The second Scottish Bookshop mystery comes out in April. That's one that I'm ready to dive into, and read straight through, but I may need to do that over Christmas.
Christina Baker Kline is the author of Orphan Train. Her February novel is A Piece of the World. The new story is based on Christina, the woman who inspired Andrew Wyeth's painting, Christina's World.
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir is Jennifer Ryan's debut novel. As England enters World War II, the vicar decrees that the village choir will close because the men have gone to war. But, the women defy him, and "carry on singing" as the Chilbury Ladies' Choir. It's another February release.
The final February release is nonfiction, and it won't be as easy to read. Helen Rappaport is the author of The Romanov Sisters. Her forthcoming book is Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge.
And, in between the February releases, I'll continue to read books that have already been published so I can review them, and you can find them in bookstores or your libraries.
As I said, "So many books, so little time." Tell us, what's on your TBR pile?