Monday, 7 November 2016

**The TBR Book Tag**

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Thanks to Cleo for posting with the TBR Book Tag and getting me thinking about mine! I'm wondering if I'm really brave enough to confront the reality of what is going on with my TBR pile, and the various TBR piles I have hidden under different guises, but any excuse to distract myself further by talking about books rather than actually getting on with reading them....!! 

So here goes.....

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I only really 'keep track' of my TBR pile of ARCs. I have a separate diary just for keeping track of blog posts and publication dates. I then scribble in which days I need to read which book by so the review will be ready for a blog tour or publication day. I also have a list on Goodreads and a wish list on Amazon but these are for books I want to read rather than ARCs - which always take priority!

Which book has been on your TBR pile the longest?
"Nora Webster" by Colm Toibin

Which book has been most recently added to your TBR pile?
I just ordered this paperback at the weekend:
 
The Difference
On a January morning, Beth and Steve bring three-day-old Ismae home from the hospital. A little girl to complete their suburban family.
Except Beth knows that Ismae is different. And that, as she gets older and stronger, her difference will become more obvious.
As the future Beth imagined grows even more out of reach, the walls of their vast house close in on her, isolating her from Steve.
Then she makes a terrible discovery ...
Will Ismae's difference break her family apart? Or will Beth be able to see that it's the one thing that can save her?

I've also just been approved for the new Dinah Jefferies coming out in February so I'm thrilled about that too! 

Is there a book on your TBR pile just because of its cover?
Almost certainly!! I can't think of one off the top of my head but I've always bought Carys Bray's books because of the cover and also "The Finding of Martha Lost" for the same reason. That's the one bad thing about using a kindle- I love the covers but never see them!

Is there a book on your TBR pile that you never plan on reading?
Not at the moment. I tend to go through my TBR shelf (the virtual and the real one) and delete / take off books that have been sitting there for a long time and I just don't think I'll ever get to read. They don't get thrown out or anything shocking like that, but they will just go elsewhere for a while! 

Is there a book on your TBR pile that everyone's read apart from you?
Yes! "The Sister" by Louise Jensen. Shame on me!! The other book before this was "Missing Presumed" - and then I started to put it off because I'd heard so much hype about it - but it did not disappoint and I'm sure this one won't either!! 
The Sister
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. 

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home. 

But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger? 

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie ...or was there?

Is there a book on your TBR pile that everyone recommends to you?
Um, yes, hundreds!!! I've got no will power when it comes to books and there are so many fab bloggers out there reading fab books! I think it's probably this one - I saw the author at Killer Women but since then have read a flurry of review on Twitter and really really want to read it!

The Bird Tribunal

Two people in exile. Two secrets. As the past tightens its grip, there may be no escape… TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough… 

Is there a book on your TBR pile your dying to read?
Yes, all of them!! 
But these two in particular:

Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes, #1)Swimming Lessons

I'm also very keen to read "What Alice Knew" by T A Cotterell which I chased the poor publicist for like some kind of starved animal.... *shame* 

How many books are on your TBR pile?
Don't even go there..... I don't even count that!! 
I have 10 on my shelf via NetGalley, 30 downloaded on my Kindle (older titles swirling around on a cloud somewhere), probably 50 paperbacks piled up by my bed, and that still doesn't include my Goodreads list or my Amazon wish list....*sigh*

Well, I sure don't have time to hang around here blogging......reading and reviewing calls! That was fun though and great to think about what is on my list and how I could organise myself a little bit more efficiently!! 

Why don't you have a go? What's on your TBR pile?!

For reviews, recommendations and more bookish chat follow me on Twitter @katherinesunde3 (bibliomaniacuk) 

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