TSS: Oh, D.E.A.R.!

Do you remember D.E.A.R? At my elementary school that meant “Drop Everything And Read,” something we typically did for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Best part of my day, really. As my TBR and Library piles are battling for supremacy and trying to sneak in around the review copies who have staked out places on my calendar, I’m thinking back to the simpler days of D.E.A.R., when I believed I had time to get to any book I wanted. And that, of course, got me fantasizing about a world where I really could just Drop Everything And Read for more than just 15 minutes a day.

I’m pretty sure to actually get through anywhere near the all of the books I’m currently excited about I’d need to be getting through at *least* 20 books per week and, well, that’s just not happening. So much I want to read for myself, and to share with all of you! So here’s what I’d be reading in the next few weeks if I could really just drop everything and read, at least this way I can share with you books that are exciting me now. In no particular order (links go to reviews that sucked me in):

On My Shelves:

The Lost City of Z by David Grann
An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell
Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
Let the Great World Spin by Column McCann (recommeded by @suejustbooks)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (recommeded by @suejustbooks)
Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Fabrer

From The Library:

Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Fleming
Flawless by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell
Hypocrite in a Poofy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilmore
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
The Tale of Halycon Crane by Wendy Webb
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Okay, so that’s 20 books, which is about what I would read in a FABULOUSLY good month. When you factor in books for review, readalongs, and That’s How I Blog, it becomes clear that I can’t remotely get to all of these any time soon. So, let me know, any I should ditch from my list? Any that should be given priority?

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