This post will be totally boring for some and a bit interesting for others, I apologize in advance. It is a very practical and useful post for me, though.
I am trying to read through my entire library. You see, I bought books by the dozen when I visited second-hand bookstores last year and I got a few new ones at Christmas. Now, I have around 20 “new” books sitting on my shelves waiting to be (re)opened and (re)discovered – by me!
I have recently decided to be smart with my Goodreads account as I have a (very long) list of 246 books I want to read. A lot of those books I just wanted to keep trace of without really having the intention of reading them in a near future. I’m not even sure if I’ll read them all.
Anyway. Up until now, when I picked up a book from my personal library, I scanned the barcode and added it to my “currently reading” list. Simple. Basic.
As of lately, I put all of the books I want to read next in the “to-read” list and I rearranged them so they appear at the top. I made myself a promise to go through the beginning of the list (all the books I currently have sitting on a shelf) before buying or reading another book (except for bookclub purpose).
Here are the books I plan on reading first before buying new ones (in no particular order) :
- The Stranger, The Drowning and The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg – I love the Fjällbacka series and the story of Patrick and Erika. I love crime and detective stories so those are part of my easy to read series at the moment – I want to read them all!
- Revenge wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger – I’m not sure if I’ll read the first book (The Devil wears Prada) again before reading this one. If you read this sequel already, what do you think? Also, I think I sold my copy of the first book…
- Funny Girl by Nick Hornby – I read countless reviews of this book in magazines and newspapers so I was intrigued when I found a second-hand copy.
- A Tiny Bit Marvelous by Dawn French – Again, I read a few articles by Dawn French in Glamour magazine (lame haha) but I enjoy her column so why not? Did you like it?
- The Fault in our Stars by John Green – I have mixed feelings about this one. I’m not sure I’ll like it so I can’t say I’ll finish it for sure.
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates – This is the book my friend and I chose for our next bookclub. It has been hard for us to start a bookclub as the persons we asked seemed interested but then never read the book or showed any further interest. I was a bit disappointed really but I’m happy to say that we are now a bookclub of two and we succeeded in reading and discussing our first book (The Shock of The Fall) and it was interesting and fun. Anyway, I chose this title because I have seen the movie a while ago and I was moved by it. I recently saw Mad Men which I loved and it made me think about Revolutionary Road a lot so I’m excited to dig into this one.
- The Hound of Dead, Evil under the Sun, Death on the Nile, The Mirror crack’d from Side to Side and Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie – I have quite a collection! I decided I should collect them all in a particular edition whenever I find them second-hand. It might be a weird but I enjoy the reads and it helps me vary my English vocabulary and grammar (I speak French) as it is a bit difficult for me sometimes to understand. I love detective stories so there’s no surprise as to why I read these.
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz – I have been reluctant to read this fourth installment of the Millenium “trilogy”. First, I didn’t want to buy it new (too expensive) and second, I was afraid of being disappointed as I was soooo much into the trilogy! After asking around I decided I should at least give it a try and I ordered it for Christmas – thank you Santa! Now, my question is, should I read the trilogy again beforehand? What are your thoughts on this difficult subject?
I probably have too much Agatha Christie’s books on my list so I might get bored… but I am sick of all the books I accumulate without giving them a read. Sometimes, it happens that I am not interested at all into a particular story and I get rid of the book without reading it. Nevertheless, I love doing things on a to-do list so getting through this one is going to be fun!
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