The ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish have asked us this week to pinpoint 10 books from our TBR shelves that we will definitely read this summer:
I've taken some time off this summer. It was really a necessity...time off or insanity.
I already decided that there was no better time than now to tackle my TBR shelves...I'd also signed up for the annual Challenge over at Roof Beam Reader's blog, so I might as well start chipping away.
Gulp...I'm embarrassed to show you 1 of my TBR shelves :(
I've been making steady progress, but I'm still ashamed to say that these are some of the beauties still waiting:
1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson - I've been trying to trick myself with this one...you see, the longer I put it off, the more I can keep pretending that I don't have to admit the story is over :(
2. The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Isles - I'm a Greg Isles fan and specifically a Penn Cage fan...I don't go all mooney over many characters...but I'd marry this guy...oh yeah. This is one I want to take down when I can just read...straight through...with no interruptions. Just me and Penn ;)
3. Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean - Um, I love my GSD, Layla...so...duh, right??
4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - I know, I know, this one is sooooo good...I'll get to it, I promise!
5. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - another one everybody's read except me :(
6. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - very interesting that I have several "Wife" novels on this list...this one was a gift to me from a blogging buddy...I. must. read. it. now.
7. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick - extra, extra embarrassing about this list is that I was just commenting on someone's blog the other day about Goolrick's new book, Heading Out to Wonderful. I commented that I hadn't read A Reliable Wife but needed to put it on my WishList.
Um, then I found it...last night...it's already on the TBR...blushing now.
8. Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner - this one comes highly recommended from some bloggers whose choices I take very seriously.
9. Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen - another highly recommended choice...but one I want to take slow and savor.
10. Great House by Nicole Krauss - As I was reviewing Picture This last week, I actually thought about this book. In Picture This, the house is given a perspective...not very well, I'm afraid...but it made me anxious to read this one where the house's perspective is done very well...or so I've heard.
Well, there you have it...I'm going to be a very busy girl this summer...and I'm gonna love every minute of it :):)