I'm guessing that most readers of my blog have been voracious readers for much of their lives. Right? And I'm guessing that our To Be Read shelves/piles are all pretty good sized.
Almost five years ago, I moved, downsizing my home considerably. In my big house, I had a library with shelves on all four walls, plus bookcases in almost every other room. Downsizing meant I had to give away hundreds upon hundreds of books: Bibles, novels, biographies, Christian living, research books, etc. No longer do I have bookshelves in every room, and those I do have are full.
For a book lover with limited storage space, the ebook reader is a marvelous invention. No longer do I have to worry about my To Be Read pile toppling over and breaking something. Nor do I have to get rid of an old book to make room for a new book. And I don't have to search from room to room for the book I want.
Currently, I have 385 books on my Kindle and another 483 are archived (because my Kindle got replaced and I haven't moved all my books I own onto the new reader yet). I put every book I buy into a Collection which helps me find what I want to read, depending upon my mood. Categories include Fiction, Christian Living, Historical Research, Biographies/Memoirs, Bibles & Devotionals, Writing Books, etc.
Amazing, isn't it? Did you see this coming a decade ago? I didn't. Sure, there was talk about ereaders back then, but it was hard to imagine that they would ever become small enough and the print good enough for anyone to want to use them on a regular basis.
So, assuming we are all fiction readers and all have our own TBR shelf/pile (whether physical or digital), let's share (1) what was the last novel we read; (2) what novel we're reading now; and (3) what novel's at the top of our pile to read next. And for a bonus, let us know what non-fiction book you're reading right now, if you are reading one (not counting the Bible which I hope we are all reading every day).
1) The last book I read was an advance copy of Angela Hunt's upcoming release, Five Miles South of Peculiar. Oh my goodness gracious! It is SO good!!!!! Releases in June. Don't miss it.
2) I'm currently reading The Centurion's Wife by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn. Loving it. Especially since it opens just before Christ's crucifixion, so it seems extra meaningful as Easter approaches.
3) I will probably read the next two books in the series by Oke and Bunn (The Hidden Flame and The Damascus Way) just because I'm enjoying reading Biblical fiction right now.
BONUS: non-fiction book in progress is Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Okay, how about you?