When you have 746 unread books which you haven’t categorised on a spreadsheet like a sensible person would, there is a tendency for books to slip between the cracks. I have many, many books that I have forgotten buying. I found an unread book last week that I had inscribed with my name and date when I bought it. I bought it in 2002. Yes,12 years ago. That 2002.
So, really we’re talking about a good 20 years of unread books here, which is why it’s probably no surprise that I can’t remember them all. I am getting on a bit now……
What I have enjoyed most over my last 9 months of blogging about my book mountain, is being nudged by you all in the direction of books I have lost my enthusiasm for or didn’t know I had. Some of my favourite reads so far have come from reading about an author on someone else’s blog and deciding to go for it, or from taking part in challenges to make myself read a long abandoned book.
Edith Wharton, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter. I have no idea when I would have got around to reading these fabulous authors were it not for fellow book bloggers leading my hand.
With that in mind, I often think that the people who read this blog and whose blogs I follow would be best placed to choose what I should read next, so I’ve decided to hand one of my reads a month over to you guys. I’ll randomly select six books and let you vote on which one you think I should read. Maybe you’ll choose it because you love it? Or because you still have to read it to? Or even because you hated it?
I don’t really mind. I’m in your hands! Let’s see if you can pick me my new favourite book….
So, for October my Reading Roulette choices are:
Most of these are books that I have lost that urge to read and probably wouldn’t pick up if I was choosing my next book. There is one in there that I really hope doesn’t win, but if it does, well, I’ll give it a go anyway! I’ll keep the voting open until September 30th.
Have you read any of these? Which do you think will win? Do you fancy doing your own Reading Roulette? Why not take the challenge image and go for it!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!