In My Queue

I recently joined the local library, right after I went to the thrift store and bought about 400 books. Okay, maybe it was more like 10, but still. Now I have a queue of books on "hold" at the library AND I am lugging around 400 books on top of that. It's a disease folks. And I like it. Except when I have to lug around 400 books. Having a spare book (or 400) around makes me feel good. Kind of like going to the grocery store and buying food I know I don't really need makes me feel good. If there is ever a natural disaster and I am out of power for a while, I will be fine. I have food and books. What else does a person need?

On top of already having a large queue and boxes of thrift store books in my possession, I can't stop finding more books that I need to have. My Goodreads "to-read" shelf is overflowing. And every day someone I know tells me that I should read this or that or the other. And I want to! Someday.

Have you ever heard of NoveList? It is like, the coolest thing ever. If you like a book, lets say...John Grisham, it will tell you what you should read next based on whether what you like is the setting (the south), the topic (law) or the author. It's pretty cool. I think it knows me. Or you can describe a book, like "San Francisco, WWII, love" and it will tell you which one you were looking for. Neat, huh!?

So, I guess you are probably wondering, with so many books out there, and in my queue, and in my VERY heavy suitcase, what books will I read next!?

First, here is what I am reading now:
The Scent of Rain and Lightning - Nancy Pickard (blogger book club book) 
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer (audio book) 
Secrets of an Old Typewriter - Susie Duncan Sexton

What's next?!

Room - Emma Donoghue
The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
On Writing: The Memoir of the Craft: - Stephen King
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

You can go to my Bookshelf to see what I have read this year and where I stand on the Bookmark Break Challenge. So far this year I have read 45 books, but the top reader is at 115!!

I got this idea on Ruby's Reads "In My Mailbox" but then I googled it and original credit may go to The Story Siren. I will link to both of them. 

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So tell me, have you read any of the above books? What are YOU reading right now? What's in your queue? And...do you know of any books that I MUST read? 


  1. I haven't read any of the above books. Right now I'm reading Bart Yasso's book...however the time I get to read is right before bed and sleep usually wins out!

  2. Right now I'm trying to catch up on my back log of magazines that I subscribe to but don't seem to always have time to read. But I might have to download Secrets of an Old Typewriter for an upcoming plane trip. :)

  3. I'm on Good Reads, too, but with school I just don't have time for pleasure reading and it makes me sad.

    I read Room recently and really got into it. Loved the Hunger Games books, too.

    Happy Reading!

  4. I do the same thing. There are 12 books on the nightstand right now that have not been touched since I got the kindle for father's day back in june. and now the kindle has 21 books already backed up on it. The books are the real problem here. I find way more books that I would like to read than I actually have time to read. Ironman training, work, and the family keep getting in the way.

    and I am exclusively hooked on non-fiction. I've read one novel on the kindle, although it was about someone winning the hawaii ironman world championships. and it was not very good.

    Most of my books are about triathlon, running, gardening, meditation/yoga, parenting, Christianity, or psychology.

  5. I just started Emily's book club book last night - I hope it picks up fast, because I have very little time to read it before I have to slug my way through Middlesex for Books 'n Bars. (I say slug, b/c I have a feeling I'm not going to enjoy it).

    I totally have this disease too! I have WAY too many books on hold and checked out from the library than I can possibly read! It's addicting and strangely comforting though...

  6. I have SO many books on my to-read shelf on Goodreads, it's a little ridiculous, ha.

    I haven't read any of the books you put down, but a few of them are in my queue to read one day! :)

  7. I've read the Hunger Games trilogy, Room and the Twilight series. I think that if you like books like the Hunger Games trilogy you should read The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy, it's really good!

  8. 400 books!! You are going to be in heaven. Have fun discovering your favorites :)

  9. I haven't heard of NoveList, but I'm going to have to check it out. There is a book I've been trying to track down for a couple of years, but I don't know the title. I thought I did, but it either disappeared or I got it wrong. I don't know who wrote it or the names of any of the characters. And I don't have that great a grasp on the plot, either...

  10. Oo, that novelist website sounds cool! I should check that out!

    I just read The Scent of Rain & Lightning (and loved it). Now I am reading "2 Kisses for Maddy" by Matt Logelin. Great book, but a total tear jerker!

  11. i finished the scent of rain and lightning over the weekend.. just finished flat out love today... i do the same with with books from the library and buying.. ive been renewing the same ones all summer it seems liek.. i have room on my tbr soon.. my goodreads list is out of control..

  12. Novelist sounds awesome. I will definitely have to check it out. I am the same as you. Buy tons of books, get on the waitlist for tons more at the library. It is insane and I love it. My carry on suitcase was only full of books when I came back to Denmark haha. Room is great, and I am currently reading The Paris Wife. So far so good. Happy reading!


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