So, I’m going to start this new thing. I’m not sure anyone will even care :). However, I heart thebookrat.com and she does this deal where she presents five books that have been lingering on her shelves for a while and lets her readers vote on what she’ll read next.
I *might* have this little problem where I read by flavor. (See previous post.) Sometimes, I buy a book or two or nine ahead on that flavor and then get distracted by a new flavor. Leaving behind a book or nine that I don’t finish until the next time I have a taste for paranormal fiction or classic romances or vampire fiction or whatnot.
The problem with this game is I don’t think anyone but me cares what I read. Regardless, I’ll list the books. If people vote, great. If they don’t, I’ll read one of them of my choosing instead. But I’ll still read through at least one of those lingering, been on my shelves for a while, books a month.
This months stack of old books I’ve owned for who knows how long?
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Deathless by Catherynne Valente
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon
Feel free to vote by color, cover, title, or spite. I bought these books for any of those reasons. (Except spite.) In fact, I bought Deathless and We Have Always Lived in the Castle because I love other books by those authors. I bought Tunnels on the recommendation of a friend’s child. I bought A Great and Terrible Beauty when I was in a gaslight fantasy phase and then it didn’t arrive before I’d moved on, and I bought both Forgive My Fins and Delirium because I thought the covers were pretty.
You know what would be amazing? If there was something in this list you wanted to read too, and we read it together! I’m just saying…..
If you want to vote, just leave a comment.
ps, I found these books by looking through my amazon orders. Um….I don’t want to talk about how many books I’ve purchased but haven’t read yet or the number of orders I have for any given year. Turns out, though, I made my first amazon purchase in 2002. Or….that’s as far as their history goes.