I have a very structured way of organising my TBR books. I have about 30 or so on my actual bookshelf as seen here. The rest of my TBR books are on my Amazon wish list of which there are about 100 books (eak) I tend to add books to this list based on recommendations from fellow bloggers or books I read about in the press. How long these books stay on this list before they get elevated to my real-life book shelf depends, sometimes I get them within a week, others have been on my wish list for months.
But of course once I get around to eventually reading them I have completely forgotten where on earth I heard about it in the first place. So just for fun for the last couple of weeks, I have made a note of where I got the idea for adding the more recent books to my wish list along with a link to the original review.
Not all books that have been given 5 stars from bloggers appeal to me and likewise sometimes books which a blogger has found so/so I think sounds like the kind of thing I would enjoy but for whatever reason the following appealed;
The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly found at Caribousmom
An Equal Music by Vikram Seth found at Reading Matters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon given a rave review at and the plot thickens
The Magus by John Fowles found to day at The literary stew if anyone says a book is one that people either love or hate then I am interested.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout found at C.B James
There have of course been loads of others which I have forgotten over the past few months but thank you to everyone who blogs for constantly bringing new authors and and books to my attention, a lot of which I would never have got to hear about otherwise.
On another note a book arrived today called 'Troll: A love story' now I ordered this after reading about it on someones blog but of course I have completely forgotten who's this blog is. If anyone recognises this then please let me know as I would love to give full credit for finding me such an unusual book.
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