I’ve read 99 Kindle samples this year – downloading sample chapters is better than impulse buying books… I think. Of the 99 I’ve read, I’ve said ‘yes’ to 53. Of those that I’ve said yes to, a bunch I’ve now read (or have in the TBR pile), thanks to the library, ARCs and two purchases (I was at the author talks – it would have been rude not to!).
However, if I buy the remaining 47 books, it kind of destroys the small gains I’ve made on reducing the TBR stack this year. So, I’ve narrowed it down to 12 that I’m busting to read.
Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Some Tests by Wayne Macauley
The Boy Who Loved Too Much by Jennifer Latson
Invincible Summer by Alice Adams
I’ll Have What She’s Having by Rebecca Harrington
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
I did the same review last year. Of the 15 I picked as ‘busting to read’, I’ve read three (Patchett, Down and Haslett) and own another four (Winman, Spargo-Ryan, Glaser, Moore). The others are still on my wishlist.