I got a Tweet today from someone who read my bio on Twitter. He said my book was on his To Be Read List in advance. It’s not the first such message I’ve gotten, but I still enjoy getting them. OK, seriously, how cool is it that my book is already on someone’s list over a year before its release date? I think it’s pretty darn cool, personally.
Of course, this makes it sound like I am bragging, but what I really wanted to talk about was the TBR List itself. Mine is huge. HUGE! I have books on there by authors I love but haven’t read in a while (Terry Goodkind, R.A. Salvatore, and Piers Anthony, to name a few), as well as books by authors I’ve never read like Cormac McCarthy, and Kate Mosse.
Every once in a while I’ll push a book to the top of the TBR list, like WINGS, by Aprilynne Pike, PARALLAX, by Jon F. Merz, or LAMB: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST’S CHILDHOOD PAL, by Christopher Moore. Those are all books I waited for with eager eyes, and I highly recommend each of them, even though they are all very different from each other.
Which brings me to my point and my question. (yes, there’s a point, and also a question, go figure!) I am very eclectic when it comes to books, movies, television shows, and music. In my CD collection I have everything from Randy Travis to Slipknot. Seriously. With equal sprinklings of just about everything in between. The same can be said for my book collection (much of which is still on my TBR List). I have classics like CRIME AND PUNISHMENT and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, as well as contemporary greats like LOTTERY (Patricia Wood) and INFECTED (Scott Sigler). I have YA, MG, Horror, Romance, Fantasy, Quirky, Urban Fantasy, Thrillers, Humor, Paranormal Thrillers, Historical, even Religious and some Non Fiction. Quite simply, I like a little bit of everything.
I even have two separate lists; one for home and one for work. It’s silly, but I kept forgetting my book at one place or the other and had to constantly start something new because the book I was reading was at work, or at home, or in my backpack on motorcycle days. So now I keep two books active at all times and just read them in tandem.
The next book on my Home TBR list is Seth Harwood’s JACK WAKES UP (I finished LAMB last night). I’m reading PARALLAX by Jon F. Merz at work, and after that I have a beta reading project to read (I do those at work, too).
So, for the two or three people who read this blog, I was just wondering what your TBR Lists look like. Are you mostly into Romance? Genre fiction? Non fiction? What? Tell me, already.
Oh, and make sure you put my book on your TBR List. 😉