So I ‘ve been seeing everyone else’s book lists of what they will be reading for the Read-athon this weekend, and I realized that I need to figure out what I’m going to read! I’ll put together my ‘final’ book pile tomorrow night since I have book club on Friday, but here’s what I’m thinking right now, based on some review books, library books, and my TBR pile.
You have to be careful during the Read-athon with books you ‘have’ to read, it can take the fun out of it. HoweverI’m going to put on my pile some of the review books that I REALLY want to read NOW. I’ll try to keep towards the ones coming out sooner, but no promises. I figure “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth” will be a must-read as it is short stories, I’ll at least use some of them as breaks from longer pieces.
I have a whole bunch of library books, but I don’t want to completely overwhelm myself with too huge of a pile, so here’s what I’ll put out for my reading pleasure. I intend to start “The Last Days of the Romanovs” today or tomorrow, so it might be done before the Read-athon, but if it isn’t, I should probably work on it a bit at least.
Some things that I have been meaning to get to, but haven’t yet.
Thank you SO much to Ali of Worducopia for reminding me about audiobooks! Unfortunately the fact that going to work pregnant wears me out means that I can’t have a weekend day where I don’t do any chores around the house (especially because Sunday will be busy). Because of that, I will need audiobooks to listen to when I can’t be reading. Here’s what I’m thinking, keeping in mind that I may or may not finish The Help before then:
Clearly there is no way I can actually read all of these books, particularly since I won’t be staying up all night to read (my church is giving me a baby shower after the service on Sunday, and I don’t think it would be very polite to fall asleep in the middle of it). I’m just going to put my pile next to me and pick up whatever moves me.
Are you participating in the Read-athon? How are you selecting what to read? Do you already know what you’re reading? Aren’t you excited?!?