I seem to be failing at my Reading Challenge. I admit it. I am addicted to buying books.
That said, I'm still doing the mental math required to keep up with it.
This week, I've read four books, but only two were off of my TBR shelf:
We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt. I met Dana during the summer at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos, and immediately decided to buy her most recently published book. She's knowledgable and kind and incredibly articulate and she writes with glowing restraint.
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston. I love reading a good thriller, and this one kept me up at night and away from my revision during the day. It delves into the murky world of witness protection in an entirely new way, and I loved the nuances of Anna's personality. Looking forward to reading the sequel (once I catch up on all the books I have to read before buying another one!)
I also read two as-yet unpublished manuscripts, both utterly captivating, with unique premises and fascinating settings. Can't wait to talk about them more!
My complicated calculations follow thusly:
Read one, buy one (check, but also acquired one)
Read two, buy one (I read three, but bought two)
Read three, buy one.... (I really only read two....)
So, if all of this follows on, I need to read five more books before buying another one. I've decided to discount all books I borrow from the library, because they don't actually weight down my TBR shelf because I read and return them. :) Of course, that also means that the book I'm reading now--100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith, which I LOVE--doesn't count toward the challenge.
So. Still five books to go!