My To-Be-Read Pile

The number of unread books on my shelves and my eReader seems to grow every few months. Quite a few have been there since the spring while others are more recent finds, usually on sale or needed to get an online order over the threshold for free shipping.

I’ll get through all of these new books (and some older ones) eventually; it’s just going to take me a while. Here are the books in my to-be-read pile at the moment:

Revision by Andrea Phillips
In Revision, any changes made to a Wikipedia-type website come true in real life. I’d been looking for an excuse to buy it after seeing the buzz on Twitter from some of the authors I follow. Luckily for me, I caught the eBook on sale and grabbed it. The best summary of Revision is a world where changes made to a Wikipedia-type website come true in real life. It’s the next book that I’m planning on reading.

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson
I pre-ordered this book based on the premise alone: in an America where banks own everything, defaulting on a credit card means you either become an assassin or be killed. This is one of the books I ordered early in the year and had it delivered to my doorstep in April from a small bookstore in Georgia. Hit is probably the prettiest book on my shelf right now.

Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig
If memory serves me, I added Atlanta Burns to a B&N order back in January to put it over the threshold for free shipping. I’d heard about it, the story of a teen who breaks up a dog-fighting ring, during the fall and was looking for an excuse to buy it. Wendig’s blog posts caught my attention initially, and I wanted to read his work.

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Jay Bonansinga and Robert Kirkman
This book was actually available at my local B&N, and that’s where I’ll be picking up the rest of the quartet if I enjoy this one about the Governor from the Walking Dead TV series. I made a point of getting this book when I attended WalkerStalker Con in Boston as they had signed copies. The character of the Governor has always fascinated me. This book will supposedly provide insight into how and why he became that character.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
After following Sarah Dessen and her struggle to write after abandoning a story on Twitter for a while, I decided that I wanted to read the next book she wrote. It wasn’t high on my list to buy until I spotted a signed copy at my local Target. I couldn’t not pick it up at that point. I’m not too sure what the story is about exactly except that it’s YA.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Hamilton musical on Broadway was inspired by this biography of Alexander Hamilton, and I’m on a bit of a biography kick from reading one about George Washington. While ordering Christmas presents for my dogs, I needed one more thing to push me about the free shipping threshold. Alexander Hamilton happened to be on sale.

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Like so many other books on this list, I fell in love with the premise. The main character, Miriam Black, can see how a person will die simply by touching them. I’ve read Wendig’s Harvest Trilogy, and the plot was simply too science fiction-y for me. However his writing was fantastic, so I’m excited to give this book a shot.

What does your to-be-read pile look like? Do you plan on adding to it this holiday season?

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