Follow-up to last week’s question:
Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting
room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like
party-goers waiting for the host to come along?
I haven't done a BTT for a while, and this seemed like a pretty good one. To answer the question: my "to-read" books sit in a stack by my side of the bed, as does the book that I'm currently reading.
The to-be-read stack is often, but not necessarily in the order that they (I think) they'll be read. Because you know you can't have a small book on the bottom and big books on top — that would be so so wrong.
Anyway — I like my stack right now. I have a recent King book (Duma Key) that had gotten pretty good reviews. A new book on traveling in China by J Marten Troost who wrote one of the funniest books that I've read in a long time (though his follow-up was not quite as good). The new mystery by Tana French, which I got on the strength of her first novel that I liked very much.
Rounding out the stack is another non-fiction book (A Voyage Long and Strange) about the early colonization of North America by Europeans. I'm also anxious to read Zafon's "Shadow of the Wind" which was recommended by several folks here on vox.
I also have a couple of other non-fiction books at the base. A collection of 50 essays — one written for each state by a famous native, and a account of the design and installation of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel — we're thinking of going to Italy and Greece next year.
More than half are non-fiction. Huh. That surprises me.