We have all done it. We finish a book, are in the mood to read another, but just can’t decide what to read next. No matter whether you are a TBR type reader or a mood reader, I feel like we have all been there at one point or another. Unread books run amok in our homes, our “want to read” files are miles long, ARCs are demanding our attention, but nothing is quite hitting the spot.
So, I thought today we would sit together and take a gander at a few of the books that are most drawing my eye right now and see if we can’t find something to read.
Title: The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herman
Genre(s): historical fiction, horror, mystery, young adult
Publication: September 14, 2021
Title: The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
Published: August 2, 2016
Genre(s): mystery, historical fiction, adult
Read as: paperback, owned
Sometimes I just sit and look at my shelves or the books sitting on my digital TBR and I feel like I’ve abandoned them, left them out in the cold, sent them to bed without dinner…you get my drift. There are times when I wonder if I will ever get around to reading them all. The honest answer is no, probably not, but I like to pretend.
In honor of all of those books sitting on my shelves I’ve decided that even if I don’t get to them anytime soon I at least want to give them some attention. A bit of a gentle, loving pet if you will. To do that I am going to be using a random number generator to pick three random books from my TBR to talk about with you all every week. At least, that is the plan. The plan may evolve and change as we go along but this is as good a jumping off point as any.
Title: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Genre(s): historical fiction, mystery, adult
Publication: March 2, 2021
Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads.
Current TBR Total: 217
It works like this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
Title: Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm #1) by Kacen Callender
Genre(s): sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, historical
Publication: November 12, 2019
Title: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Genre(s): historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, time travel
Publication: February 1st, 2004
April, I think, is a month that brought many of us new challenges. With social distancing, face masks, and work changes all happening very quickly it was difficult to keep up with all of the new policies and rules and to get used to a new way of living day to day life. Personally, I’ve learned to enjoy curbside pickup although the feeling of panic when someone gets too close to you in public is something I doubt I’ll get used to.