In contrast, what seems to be a risk-free question for readers at any time is “What’s in your to be read pile?” We all have books we plan to read — perhaps nothing more than a mental list of those we’ve heard about which intrigue us, perhaps a wish list we created on Amazon, perhaps a literal pile of books waiting for us to get to the bottom (except we never do because we keep adding to it).
Summer is over, and many readers used a part of their vacation time to kick back and enjoy a good book. But every day authors announce new releases, and the fall line up seems full of a wealth of new books. Then there are the classics — the books everyone else talks about that we’ve never picked up ourselves, though we’ve been meaning to. For writers, there are also books of friends and colleagues.
So, what’s in your
walle to-be-read pile?
Mine includes a G. K. Chesterton I’ve already started. This author’s name is often mentioned right after C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and numerous people have quoted him. It’s time, I decided, for me to find out about the man’s writing first hand. So I picked up a collection of his Father Brown stories from the library.
I also just received the newest CSFF Blog Tour selection, Andrew Peterson’s The Monster in the Hollow. Earlier in the week I received Stephen Lawhead’s The Bone House, second in the Bright Empires series along with Ross Lawhead’s (yes, Stephen’s son) The Realms Thereunder. I also have George R. R. Martin’s The Game of Thrones in waiting.
To be honest, I have another ten or more in the pile, some from friends on-line, many I’ve started. It would simply take too long to list all of them. Consequently, I’ve named my top five.
How about you? Let’s start with your top five to-be-read books. If you’d like to include more, feel free. But I’d also be interested in how the book made your list — recommendation? general buzz? curiosity?
This should be fun. 😀