If you’re a book blogger like me then you probably have more books to read than you know what to do with. You come across loads of review requests in your email that you can’t say no to, you see books that you’re itching to get your hands on through NetGalley and you click on the request title link.
My to be read/reviewed pile is ridiculous.
I have a working list that I’m working off of right now and I’m pretty anal about keeping up with it too.
While I was updating my list, I got to thinking about how I choose the next book that I’m going to read. I used to read whatever I want, whenever the mood strikes but my TBR pile has gotten too out of control so I had to nip that method right in the bud. These days, my method for picking my next book is much more boring.
I pick my next book by release date.
Here’s a quick glimpse at my TBR pile:
- Blind Dates and Other Disasters by Ally Blake, Fiona Harper and Barbara Hannay
More than Words by Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, Donna Hill (ARC)
Ambitious by Monica McKayhan (e-ARC) One Night in London by Caroline Linden (e-ARC) In the Arms of a Marquess by Katherine Ashe (e-ARC)
Vanish by Sophie Jordan (ARC) Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (ARC) Lie by Caroline Bock (e-ARC)
To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell (ARC) Don’t Mess with Texas by Christie Craid (ARC)
Something So Right by Elyse Mady (e-ARC)
Unclaimed by Courtney Milan (e-ARC) Only His by Susan Mallery (e-ARC) What a Duke Wants by Lavinia Kent (e-ARC) In Total Surrender by Sophie Jordan (e-ARC) In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster by Stephanie Laurens (e-ARC)
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler (e-ARC) Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves (e-ARC)
There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones (e-ARC) Past Perfect by Leila Sales (e-ARC) The Next Door Boys by Jolene B. Perry (e-ARC)
- Wish Upon a Star by Sarah Morgan (e-ARC)
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (e-ARC)
Virtuosity by Jessica Martin (e-ARC)
- The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (e-ARC)
Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl (e-ARC)
The Next Always by Nora Roberts (ARC)
- Promises, Promises by Erica James (ARC)
- Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis (e-ARC)
- Little Women & Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (e-ARC)
- Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett (e-ARC)
- Secrets by Freya North (e-ARC)
- Scrumptious by Amanda Usen (e-ARC)
- Ditched by Robin Mellom (e-ARC)
- The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor (e-ARC)
- Fracture by Megan Miranda
- How to eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue (e-ARC)
- Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (e-ARC)
- Radiate by Marley Gibson (e-ARC)
- Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm (e-ARC)
- Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan (e-ARC)
This isn’t all of my review pile but you get the idea. I’m just working my way down the list and I’m wondering if I’m the only person that does this. I’m sure that I’m not but it sure does make me feel a bit OCD about things. As you can see, I’ve read a lot of historical romances in the past month or so and I was just telling Holly the other day to not let me accept any more historicals for the moment because I’m burned out on them. I’m hoping it doesn’t last long because I enjoy historicals but not right now.
So anyway, that’s how I choose my next book to read, boring huh? How do you choose yours?
..and that’s your scoop!