People go on blind dates with each other, so why not do the same thing with books? Yes, I am aware this sounds like the beginning of a terrible query. Stick with me, I eventually have a point.
I have over 1300 books on my TBR-list (!!!) I told a friend that and he said, “Good god, how is that possible?”
Well, it is. (I said, somewhat defensively)
Although some are more of books I think I *should* read like “the 100 best classics.” Yeah, War and Peace, I’m looking at you.
Which means certain books are at the very bottom of the pile. And there are some titles I look at and go, “What is this? Did I add this?” Because it’s been so long that the description I added to remind me what the book was about doesn’t make sense anymore. Also, I should use something better than “sounds awesome.”
So I’ve got this giant Excel sheet of titles and I’ve been playing favorites or only letting certain books come to the party, based on whatever random reading theme I’m in the middle of.
But what if I used a number generator to choose four books to read in February?
Dun, dun, dun
Then I’d get this list*:
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
Harris and Me – Gary Paulsen
Waiting For You – Susane Colasanti
Sorta Like a Rock Star – Matthew Quick
This is the one I’m most excited about. Look at the bright, pretty cover!
And now that I’ve seen the description on Goodreads, I remember adding it and can’t wait to read:
Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism–and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope? With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope.
Has anyone read any of these? Thoughts?
PLUS, YA Book Club!!!
*These are actually the first four numbers I got. If it had brought up War and Peace, I was going to cheat and pick another number.