Tuesday, August 04, 2009

TBR list

I've seen quite a few people writing out their 'Friday Finds' posts, lists of all the books that they'd like to read and found that week. I can't do it. I'm not organised enough to do something weekly. Instead, I thought I'd do like Lisa over at Books.Lists.Life and keep one post here that references all the good reviews I've been reading lately and where to lay the blame if I read that book and hate it! Hopefully I'll keep this updated, hopefully monthly. This list is from the last two weeks or so.

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn - reviewed at A Striped Armchair
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin - reviewed at It's All About Books
One Day by David Nicholls - reviewed at Five Minutes Peace
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome - reviewed at Becky's Book Reviews
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale - reviewed at books i done read
Rabbit, Run by John Updike - reviewed at Sophisticated Dorkiness
It Sucked and then I cried by Heather J Armstrong - reviewed at Five Minutes Peace
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan - reviewed at Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic
The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig - reviewed at Serendipity
Unless by Carol Shields - reviewed at 1morechapter.com

How do you keep track of all the books you'd like to read? Who is most influential in their reviews?


  1. I use Goodreads to keep track of the books I'd like to read.

  2. What a fabulous way of keeping track. I love Friday Finds - it is my favourite post of the week.

  3. Charley - I haven't registered with GoodReads. I think it'd be too difficult to maintain yet another thing. Maybe I'm wrong?

    Vivienne - it does look fun, but I can't commit to something every week. Oh, the pressure! :)

  4. I have a couple posts on my blog to track fiction and non-fiction that I want to read, that I link from the sidebar. I am also registered with GoodReads but I'm not very good at maintaining my lists there. I guess it is too much for me to keep up a blog AND something like GoodReads!

    I haven't read anything on your list, but I've always been curious about The Westing Game just because of the title. I also read a different book by Carol Shields (The Stone Diaries) and it was a bit unusual but good.

  5. Hey, what a great idea! And so simple too! I may have to steal it! :)

    (and you should totally do Goodreads. It's easy and fun and you know...bookish.)

  6. Suey - GoodReads. Maybe. I'll probably sign up thinking 'I'll only use this for a month and then give up' get started and be totally addicted within a week, but I just don't want to. But I probably still will.

    Sarah - I understand completely. It's hard enough for to blog regularly. I think I'd heard of The Westing Game before and it just sounds like a book I should read. I've heard good things about Carol Shields. The funny thing is, I've found it on my bookshelf recently. I'd forgotten I had it.

  7. I'd tell you what I do, but you already know. It's working really well for me, I have a link in my sidebar and when I find a review that makes me want to add something I just immediately stop and add it.


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