Friday, October 17, 2008

Read-a-thon Books

I've been collecting and saving books for the Read-a-thon for a few weeks now. Here's the pile comprised of my own TBR books:
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream- Shakespere ( book club selection for November)
  • What Now? -Ann Patchett
  • The Glen Rock Book of the Dead- Marion Winik
  • Garden Spells- Sarah Addison Allen
  • Bagthorpes Abroad- Helen Cresswell
  • Things I Learned about my Dad (in therapy)- Heather B. Armstrong
  • La Perdida- Jessica Abel
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Shiniest Jewel- Mariam Henley
  • The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted- Elizabeth Berg
  • Ballistics- Billy Collins

Here's the pile I borrowed from the library to have on hand:

  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming- Joshilyn Jackson
  • How I Live Now- Meg Rosoff
  • The Sugar Queen- Sarah Addison Allen
  • A Good and Happy Child- Justin Evans
  • My Stroke of Insight- Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Goldengrove-Francine Prose

Does anyone have any ideas about where to start?

Of course, at last count on Library Thing, the TBR selections in my house number in the 400's. No, that's not a typo...I think I have plenty to choose from. I can't decide if I want to pick up a long book I'll likely get lost in, or dip in and out of several. I am absurdly excited about this whole read-a-thon thing! I can barely wait until morning to get started.


Andi said...

Garden Spells is delightful and a really really quick read. I polished most of it off on a plane from Texas to Illinois, and I am definitely not normally a plane reader.

leslie said...

Thanks for the tip. I actually picked up Garden Spells after reading about it on your blog!