On to the next, right?! Well, yes. I'm currently reading three books, actually, and my To-Be-Read Pile consists of:
These are titles that I actually intend to read; books that were given to me without a commitment on my end, or that I downloaded for free but have lost interest in, aren't included.
Upon finishing the borrowed book, I looked back on the reading list that I set down to pen and page in January. Out of eleven books I intended to read first, I've still only read three of them. And the others? Eh... I'll get to them, but I'm not as excited about them as I was in January--which must not have been that excited anyway, since here we are in June.
Mind you, I've been reading lots of books! Just not what I planned to read, and not in the order I planned to read them.
I made a new list. (Why I bother is a question for another day.) I'm not here to share it because of the great likelihood that I'll go off the rails yet again. Why is it so hard for me to make a reading plan and stick to it?
Maybe it's because reading is my primary mode of downtime. (Okay, that and Tetris. It's a sickness, I tell you!) My reading life is capricious and playful and more guided by emotions and whims than plans and lists. What I feel I should read next today isn't what suits my mood tomorrow.
And that's okay!
(Image credit: M.A.S. Taken last winter, when I was still "a head" of the pile. Pun totally intended.)
"In Whispers in the Branches, debut author Brandy Heineman pens a fast-paced, entertaining and ultimately touching story mixed with ghosts and genealogy and sprinkled with God. Her delicious prose sizzles and soars as she introduces grieving Abby Wells who uproots her life in Ohio to search for family secrets in Georgia. Abby encounters a haunted house, a feisty great aunt and a young, handsome caretaker in her new surroundings as she grapples with grief, the truth of her family’s past and the unseen presence of something deep and spiritual."
--Elizabeth Musser, author of The Swan House, The Sweetest Thing, The Secrets of the Cross trilogy