I have a book problem. A very big book problem. An “I have filled my parents’ basement with storage containers full of books that I don’t have enough bookcases to house” kind of problem. And the reality is that recently my reading habits have not been able to justify the book accumulating habits I have. So, as already covered in my New Years Post, this year I resolved to read more.
On that front, so far, so good. I’ve finished 6 books already over the month of January (although in the interest of full disclosure, one was a silly Doctor Who novel that took a total of maybe 4 hours, and two were Barefoot Gen – which are I guess what you would call a graphic novel over here in the US). But I’ve been running into a bit of a problem in between books: how do I choose the next one? I have so many books I have yet to read… deciding what’s next is a bit paralyzing.
So here’s what I did. I came up with a list of the books I’d like to read this year. Narrowing down my collection to a list of 50 or so is way easier than settling on just one, after all. And then I wrote them all down on slips, folded them up, and the Book Jar was born. Now, when I can’t decide what’s next I just pull out a slip, and BAM: decision made.
Here’s what’s next on the docket. I started it on Sunday, and so far, it’s pretty astounding.
Read anything good lately? If so, share in the comments!