As I constantly get on my case about buying books, I decided that I need to try and come up with a system to read more books on my TBR. I’m really good (mostly) at reading new books I buy, or books bought in the previous year, but when it comes to older books I procrastinate. I had a few ways of finding new books to read, but all of them involved books that I didn’t own, which would be fine since there’s this great place called the library, but recently I was reshelving books on my TBR bookcase and realized how jam packed it is.
Thanks to the Random Number Generator, I found my next 5 reads! Since I currently have 394 books on my TBR, I plugged in the numbers and here’s what the numbers told me to read:
48 – The Bear by Claire Cameron
57 – More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
172 – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
273 – The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
326 – The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson
I’m think I’m happy with this selection! There’s one Canadian author, a classic, a young adult, a translation … though there are two really big books! I think the reason I haven’t read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is because of its size, so hopefully it doesn’t intimidate me again! I haven’t actually read the first in the Millennium series, so instead of the third I’ll be reading the first book. The first three in this list I’ve owned FOREVER, so it’ll be good to knock those off, and I still haven’t read any Elizabeth Gaskell, so it’ll be nice to start with a little black classic.
When I finish these ones, I’ll write an update and pick 5 more!
How do you pick your next book to read? Do you have issues when it comes to reading older books on your TBR? Have you read any of my picks?