The image on my left is approximately a quarter of my books, but the remainder will soon be in a similar state.
We’re currently decorating my bedroom (and making pain-stakingly slow progress) but that obviously means all my books have to be removed from my wall-to-wall, floor-to ceiling, bookshelves. Development isn’t helped by the way I keep picking up a book having forgotten I owned it, and sitting on the floor leafing through it for twenty minutes.
This is not a fun game, people! My bookshelves look so sad and empty without all the bright colours and interesting titles.
In a vain attempt to pick myself up, I’ve been pulling books for an unofficial TBR pile that’s currently residing on my bedside table. As I suspect I won’t be able to access my books for quite some time, I’ve keep apart the ones I might want to read sometime soon.
It ended up containing quite a large percentage of rereads and newer-bought books, but I suppose that makes sense considering those were the shelves I’ve cleared out so far.
The Black Unicorn and Wizard at Large by Terry Brooks
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Persuasion by Jane Austen
I read almost all these books at a similar time – either just before or just after I started blogging. I’ve noticed before that I seem to have an unintentional reading cycle of approximately four years so I suppose that makes sense.
The Terry Brooks books are the second and third installments of a series I began rereading after I finished Ready Player One
and was in the mood for some epic-ish fantasy. It’s a rather pleasant series about a 30-something disillusioned lawyer who ends up purchasing his very own magical kingdom.
I’d competely forgotten I wanted to reread The Prestige
until I noticed it on my shelf,
which is odd considering how much I adored it. The film was good too although they altered it quite a lot. I suspect this book may be read sooner rather than later.
Peter Pan? Why not? To be honest, I don’t actually remember reading this ever, but I must have done because it’s part of the Children’s Classic Collection I’ve had as long as I can remember. It’s a short book and I have literally no memory of it, so it can’t hurt to give myself a little refresher.
I can never decide if I prefer this or Emma,
but never mind. I might reread them both this year as I’m in the mood after finishing (and falling in love with) Austenland.
I actually feel slightly guilty that there are so many rereads on this pile, especially as I’m trying to get my TBR down to 250 by January 2016 and rereading books won’t reduce that number at all. It doesn’t help that every newer book on here was bought in the last two months! Whoops.
Alright, so I took this photo a few days ago and I’ve actually finished Station Eleven already so this pile is one shorter. It’s amazingly underwhelming and I was quite relieved to have eventually finished it, but never mind. Naturally the person who recommended it to me and myself are no longer friends. Expect a Termination of Friendship Notice in the post, Chris.
This morning I’ve moved on to Wolf in White Van,
although I can’t tell you much about it as I’m only two chapters in. It seems to be quite obscure, but it was suggested to me as having a similar theme to Ready Player One
– virtual worlds and all that. We’ll see.
I keep squinting at the tiny photo to see what the next book is… when I could literally just turn my head and LOOK AT THE DAMN PILE.
The Year of Reading Dangerously was purchased in the same batch as… well, alright, every other new book on here. I think it follows one man as he reads his way through fifty Important books as a way to make his life worth living again, but I could be wrong – I pretty much saw the word ‘reading’ and added it to my Amazon basket with a neary a look back.
I also purchased Redshirts
as a way to lessen my separation anxiety from Ready Player One –
not like I just bought every book on the ‘Something similar to this book…’ Amazon section. It seems to be vaguely similar to Galaxy Quest,
so it could be fun,
especially as (Star Trek reference looming) you know
pretty much everybody in a red shirt is going to die early on.
Nearly there. Oh, The Rosie Project. Well I feel better now – I actually haven’t bought this recently and I’ve owned it for about a year. HA! I’ve never read a negative review of it and I’m trying to keep my reading light to act as a reprieve from War & Peace (which I actually kind of like).
Finally, I added The Jewel to the pile last minute, actually rescuing it from one of The Bags of Doom seen above. It looks like a YA reproduction of The Handmaiden’s Tale, but I do love that book and I’m sure this one will be mildly less traumatising.
What are you hoping to read this miserable, rainy February?