This week on Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) we’re discussing the good ol’ TBR pile…that is, the burgeoning list of to-be-read books that grows and grows and just never seems to shrink, no matter how fast or how furiously I read.
The truth is, I don’t think I’ll ever hit a point where I don’t have a TBR pile. There are just so many amazing books out there and so precious little time to read them! But anyway, I currently have 1,137 books on my TBR list, which means that with my current reading trends I should be able to read them all in roughly ten to fifteen years. Gulp. And you just know that list will keep growing! Here are the ten most recent additions to my list, according to Goodreads:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson; Sister, by Rosamund Lupton; and Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt. These were some recommended picks by Valerie Geary, author of Crooked River, which I finished this month. All sound very intriguing.
Darcy’s Tale, by Michael Stanley Hurd. Actually a three-book series in one volume. Added this solely because I’m so nutty for Pride and Prejudice.
Death Note, by Tsugumi Ohba. I admit I added this for the title and premise alone. It sounds so intriguing! Also, I’d like to continue expanding my genre reading and Manga is something I haven’t explored yet.
Incarnate, by Jodi Meadows. This book sounds like it could be really cool or really sucky, but it has such a pretty cover, I couldn’t resist.
The Werewolf of Bamberg, by Oliver Potzsch. I can’t remember how I first heard of this, but I love that it’s a German book combining historical fiction, murder, and the occult.
Now You See Me, by Emma Haughton. Because I can’t resist a good psychological thriller!
This is a Book, by Demetri Martin. My fave comedian of all time. How could I not want to read this book?! By the way, if you have an hour, listen to his routine below. (There’s no video, just audio.) I listen to this when I need a pick-me-up.