Thursday, February 21, 2013

TBR: Paper Books

Don't you just love it when you first start reading blogs and there are acronyms all over the place? I always hope the context will help me figure out what it means so I don't feel like I'm reading a foreign language. To anyone that may not know, TBR stands for "To Be Read." Mel's Shelves are actually quite full and we won't even go into my Kindle. The good news with that is that the storage is so small, I can actually find somewhere to put those books. 

So, really, you might think that I would never buy another book again. But there are always new books coming out and older ones that still look interesting enough to read.

I've gone through my shelves and have chosen ten physical books that I plan to read and review on my blog this year. I have either borrowed, bought or won them in a giveaway. If you see a book on here that I borrowed from you, rest assured that you will be getting it back sometime this year. 

I will pick one each month, beginning in March, and read it and review it. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen. I borrowed this so the lucky owner will get it back!

2. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I tried to read it with my kids a couple of years ago, but they were a little young for it and I've been wanting to finish it and haven't. 

3. Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. This came highly recommended, but is the first book in a long series which is why I've been putting it off (9 books listed on Goodreads with about 5 more half books--oh, my). 

4. The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom. I've heard lots of great things about this book and picked it up for cheap at Deseret Industries (local thrift store).

5. Splintered, by A.G. Howard. I won a signed copy in a giveaway and am excited to read it.

6. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. I've heard good things about this and was excited to see my sister had it so I could borrow it from her!

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. I got this at my book club's book exchange around Christmas and have been wanting to read it. 

8. The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery. That's right, Lucy Maude Montgomery, who also wrote Anne of Green Gables. I borrowed this one from a different sister and have actually had it for a few years, so I really need to read it so I can return it to her.

9. Airel, by Aaron Patterson and Chris White. I met this author at a Costco book signing and told him I already had some interest in his book and could buy it cheaper for my Kindle (it was actually free a few weeks after that and I did wind up getting the second book for free later on). Anyway, he then told me that then I wouldn't have a signed copy so I agreed and bought it. (Remember me telling you earlier that I have a hard time telling an author to their face that I'm not interested in their book? Yes, I'm a sucker.)

10. Lethally Blonde, by Patrice Lyle. I won this in a giveaway last year and figure that I need to read it since the author was kind enough to send me a signed copy! 

What books are you wanting to get off your TBR pile this year?

Tomorrow, we'll talk ebooks!


Alisa said...

I think The Blue Castle is mine -- LOL! Good to know it's making its way back to me (and I'll have to find room on a bookshelf for it! I remember liking it!

Melanie said...

You're right. I'm sure I have more of yours, too. I'm working my way to and through them, I promise!

Jinky said...

I've read #4 & #6 and enjoyed them. --What a great idea! I'll store it in my head and maybe I'll do it too. :)

Melanie said...

You should do it, Jinky! It's a good feeling just knowing that my stack of books that I can see is going to go down!

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