I realize that my comfort move during this pandemic is to buy books. Lots of books. It's a bit out of control if I'm being really honest. I tell myself I am keeping our local indie bookshop in business and helping the economy!
But, each time I am ready to begin a book I think, "Oh, I heard about this new book that sounds really good, I'll read that" rather than choosing something from my ever-growing TBR shelves. Then on Twitter the other day, I saw a post from the author J.T. Ellison who said a friend suggested she create a list of books to read at the beginning of a month and stick to it. So... I am going to try this for February and see how I do.
Normally, this would not suit my reading style as I really do mood read. But, for February, I've chosen a variety of books to suit various moods hoping that will work. And, I didn't just make a list. I've pulled the books off my TBR shelf and put them on my coffee table so that they are in my face all month.
Here's what I've chosen. I can usually read more than 6 books a month so I am leaving room for more choices than these (is that cheating?).
- The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice (part of a TLC Book Tour)
- Brother's Keeper by Julie Lee (YA)
- We Want to Do More than Survive by Bettina Love (Adult, Social Justice, nonfiction)
- The Dating Plan by Sara Desai (Adult romance and a BOTM choice, these are piling up)
- The Wife Upstairs (Adult thriller, another BOTM choice)
- The Eagles of Heart Mountain by Bradford Pearson (Adult nonfiction)
How do you work through your TBR shelf?