Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Words: Book Buying Ban

Not that I've actually been buying a whole lot of books lately, but my TBR pile is out of control to the point where I'm actually really overwhelmed. This stack of books has been staring me down for months and I'm determined to power through it.

Hence, my self imposed book buying ban (with the exception of ALA at the end of the month) until I can get more of these titles under my belt. It's overwhelming at the moment, but I'm going to keep positive! I aim to read at least one book a week (hopefully more like 2) and I think that's an attainable goal. Now here's where you come in: any of you have strong feelings about what to read next? My book jar full of titles is at the ready, but if you've read any of these and have opinions, positive or negative, let me know!

My unread books are as follows:

  • Rockoholic by CJ Skuse
  • Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
  • Underworld by Meg Cabot
  • The Casual Vacany (started, need to finish) by JK Rowling
  • The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
  • In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl
  • In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
  • Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

And yes, they're all books written by women. I know. I really want to read more by male authors, but first I need to get through this stack.

Comments welcome, and, as always, happy reading!


  1. I'm reading Something Strange and Deadly right now and liking it. Seraphina was good but it didn't click with me the way it did for others. I liked Underworld and cannot wait to find time to read Awaken!

  2. Something Strange and Deadly was a fun read. It wasn't "amazing" for me, but I actually liked the steampunk/zombie mix and I just finished the novella (A Dawn Most Wicked) and actually really, really liked the novella. That's the only one I've read on your list though!

  3. Another vote for SS&D - such a pleasant surprise, a really fun and intelligent read!

  4. Since I haven't read any of these I just did eni meni mini mo and landed on Underworld by Meg yeah, good luck picking! :)