Weekly Geeks: MIA, so TBR
Hello, all! Looks like the Weekly Geeks prompt is either late or missing again, so I’m creating my own (admittedly easy) topic: the TBR pile.
For those not in the know, TBR stands for “To Be Read,” and all readers I know have a pile of these books somewhere, haunting them and making them feel guilty every time they glance into that corner of the room. Some people are really good about plowing through book after book; for others, the pile can sit for weeks without any visible progress being made.
You can see my TBR pile above. Admittedly, it’s more the latter sort than the former, especially as I decided to reread Special Topics in Calamity Physics last week, which ate up a large chunk of my time. Here’s a rundown of the books currently making me feel guilty about not reading fast enough — feel free to share yours in the comments below!
My Antonia and The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather: Both for next month’s Classics Challenge — trying to decide which we should discuss!
Candide by Voltaire: Originally an impulse check-out at the library, but now I think it’s going to be in May’s CC.
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens: A Dickens novel I haven’t read, lined up for next month’s CC as well.
The Cranford Chronicles by Elizabeth Gaskell: Never having read Mrs Gaskell, I am adding her to the list for the CC next month!
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan: I’m thinking about making June “Contemporary Classics” Month, and debating including this. Thoughts?
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin: I think Aishwarya mentioned this on her blog and I picked it up on a whim. Basically, if she mentions a book, I’ll read it, which is also how I ended up reading Perdido Street Station a month or so ago.
My Life in France by Julia Child: Corey’s review was so good that I had to check this book out for myself!
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel: I’ve been on the waiting list for this book since November, and now that I’ve finally got it, I haven’t had the time to read it! Soon, though.
What are all of you about to start reading? Give us the rundown in the comments or on your own blog!