Tackling my TBR piles one pile at a time


For the new year, I decided not to buy new books and instead to read books I already own. This is very difficult as I enjoy buying books. A lot. I love supporting living writers. Writers have to eat too! But I think this is a worthy endeavor.

I am focusing on what I already have. Which is a lot apparently. When I looked at the piles of books in my bedroom alone, I was overwhelmed by the stacks of literature waiting to be discovered. So, I decided to start with a pile of red (ish) books.

Would you help me decide where to begin? Have you read and loved any of these? If so, tell me why. Inspire me to pick a first book.

  • 100-Year-Old Man, Jonas Jonasson
  • The Dead Romantics, Ashley Poston
  • Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner
  • House of Names, Colm Tóbín
  • The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante
  • The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki
  • Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro

I’m excited to start my new year in reading with your insights and advice.

Thank you.

Happy New Year!!