This is my books to read pile. Note to self: quit going to McKay's! There are actually a lot of books that I want to read that aren't in this pile because I'm trying to refrain from buying/borrowing more books until I make a dent in this ridiculous pile. The hard thing is, I'm kind of an impulsive reader. I'll wake up one day & decide I want to read a specific book, regardless of whether or not I own it.
I never just go to my pile & pick a book at random, like I probably should. For instance, I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest the other day & instead of reading one of my 'to read' books, I grabbed The Carrie Diaries, which I'm holding on to for a friend. I wasn't even supposed to read it, I was just supposed to hand it off to someone. But my brain needed a break after Sweden & it seemed like the perfect next book.
For anyone interested, I suggest starting a Goodreads profile & adding me as a friend. I have the books I own & need to read on my 'to-read' bookshelf & the books I want to read, but don't yet own on my 'on-my-radar' bookshelf. It's a good way to keep track of what you've read & what you want to read. Plus, most authors have Goodreads profiles, so you can keep track of what they have coming out, etc.