Monday 27 February 2023

A look at my current 'to be read' pile

I've been doing very well recently with working through my 'to be read' pile. In particular, before Christmas I made a massive effort to read through the enormous stash of digital books that had accumulated on my Kindle. So I thought I'd share a quick look at the books that are still waiting for me to get to them!

The biggest one on my shelf is War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy which I do really want to read. But I keep putting it off! I did start it and I found it quite easy to read but it's just so big! There are a couple of other long reads on there too - Twenty Years After and The Count of Monte Cristo both by Alexandre Dumas. Twenty Years After is a sequel to The Three Musketeers which I really enjoyed and I've heard good things about The Count of Monte Cristo so I just need to bite the bullet and crack them open! They are both lovely old copies which have been passed down through the family and made their way to me.

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder is a book that I remember enjoying as a teenager and had a hankering to re-read. I'm thinking that Harry might enjoy it too. Books Burn Badly by Manual Rivas is the last of a small pile of books which I picked up in a charity shop a few weeks ago when I needed change for a £20 note. I chose it mainly because I liked the cover, so I hope that the story lives up to it!

Current to be read pile of books

There are three books that you can't see in the picture which are the ones on my Kindle. Every month as an Amazon Prime member I'm able to choose one or sometimes two newly published books to download for free. Currently in my 'to be read' collection I have The Direction of the Wind by Mansi Shah, Night Angels by Weina Dai Randel and The Karma Map by Nisha Sharma. I don't know much about these books, they were just the ones that caught my eye from the lists, but I think they are probably quite quick reads.

My to be read pile looks very achievable at the moment, I just need to get on and start some of the longer books without getting distracted by more charity shop purchases! 

If you have a 'to be read' pile which is getting out of control then I've written a blog post to help - How to conquer the "to be read" pile in 2023.

1 comment:

  1. TWENTY YEARS AFTER by Alexander Dumas ! I've already read THE THREE MUSKETEERS . Thanks for reminding me that I need to read the sequel . Nice photo . đź“šKudos


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