You know what I think the problem is when we say “too many books and not enough time”? It’s not the number of books that’s the problem but the number of options! I mean, I have at least 100+ unread books sitting on my shelves at any given time. I don’t feel overwhelmed by their numbers, it’s the books that I want to read right now that I feel overwhelmed by.
It’s really my fault. I’ve placed a huge number of books on hold. They’re coming in piles, whether electronically or physically, and I’m scrabbling to read them all. Here’s what is currently on my library shelf and e-reader:
- Skellig by David Almond.
- Push Had Come to Shove by Dr. Steve Perry (non-fiction read about education)
- Beginner’s Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life by Kate Braestrup (non-fiction)
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer (non-fiction)
- The Wisdom of the Radish: and other lessons learned on a small farm by Lynda Hopkins (reread)
- If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta
- Disintergration: The Splintering of Black America by Eugene Robinson (non-fiction)
- The Book of Lost Things by Jack Connolly
- Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from it by Amy Cortese (non-fiction)
- Feynman by Jim Ottaviani (graphic non-fiction)
- Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
- Willpower by Roy F. Braumeister (non-fiction)
- The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy
- The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
- Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
You see what I did to myself? Luckily most of the physical books can be renewed and I have three weeks for the e-books. Willpower will most likely be a DNF since I’m midway through and there’s no connection between the chapters. The same goes for the rest of the Chaos Walking series since I’m in the mood for non-fiction not fantasy. That’s my library loot. What did you check out from the library this week?