Sunday, 1 December 2013

*Cue fanfare* My Winter TBR Pile(s)

Da da da da da da daaaahhhhhhhhh! 'Tis December, the first month of winter and the season of goodwill. With this in mind, I present to you this fine day, my Winter TBR pile(s). I'll have to warn you it is a bit of an odd one, but with bear with me -there is method in the madness. For once…
The pile looks like this;
OK. There are two. I knew I couldn't sneak that past you. Please just go with it for now. All will become clear.
In detail they are, to the right;
Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt (YA) 
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigagalupi (YA) 
Screwed by Joanna Kenrick (YA) 
This is Push ed. David Levithan (YA anthology) 
Starter for ten by David Nichols (Adult
I love New York by Lindsey Kelk (Women's fiction)
Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements (Women's fiction)
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan (Women's Fiction)
The Chalet Girl by Kate Lace (Women's Fiction)

And then there is the pile on the left;

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark  
Carnevale by M.R. Lovrie  
The Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robilant
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

Still to come is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA)
Now obviously this pile(s) is clearly not my usual YA fest. In fact there are only 5 YA books in there, which is less than 30% (Yay, I done maths again). What is afoot?
Firstly, two things that I am currently working on are Chicklit, so I am feeling the need to bathe myself in Women’s Fiction.
Secondly, this pile covers January, which is the month of change, resolutions and good intentions. I already have my dietary practice, and I am not remotely interested in going the exercise route, so I am dedicating the month to getting through some of the books that I have accumulated and that always get overlooked.
Currently my bookshelf looks like this, so some will have to go, and I hate turfing books out before I have read them. Therefore all the books to the left are in fact part of this scheme, but they have been selected very specifically, as I felt a plan was needed. Last January, I spent a fabulous long weekend in Venice (Hello Liz!). This year I'll be taking a reading trip through the city. ALL those books on the left are set in Venice.

So let’s call this a housekeeping pile to get me through the winter.
What are you reading this Winter?
(PS, Can I just apologize for the formatting bun-fight going on in this post. My computer is clearly having a paddy with fonts and spacing and stuff. Being Amish, I can't work out how to sort it. Sorry)

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