The FAA Requires a Blinking Light on my TBR Pile

What is a TBR pile?

Hands down all of my writing and literary friends, I know you know. It’s a To Be Read pile. Mine is on my Kindle which is a good thing because we’re in the alternate flight path of our local airport.
So how do I decide what to read? My lists come from four places.
1. The BBC Book List Challenge.

2. The 101 Best Chapter Books for Kids

3. American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) – I’m a member and have gotten to know several of the authors. I am a tribal reader, another vocabulary word I learned when I joined the world of writers. That is someone who is a super-fan of a specific author. You will read anything by them: books, novellas, short stories, blogs, articles, random napkin notes they post on Pinterest. Also, authors often post when a book is free or really inexpensive. I snap up most freebies and a lot of super-markdowns. It’s been a great way for me to sample new authors. Right now I have 52 books marked as TBR (most are ACFW authors) and a total of about 200 on my Kindle.

4. My go-to book review websites:

Lisa Godfrees’ website which reviews mostly but not all YA. Her tastes are probably the closest to mine of any blog out there. We both love speculative (paranormal, dystopian, fantasy, sci fi).

Nancy Kimball’s Fiction Heroes Features. I count down until the 1st and 15th of every month to see who her next hero is. We have similar ideas of what makes a hero, so I find great historical and contemporary romances there.

AJ Cattapan’s site which reviews primarily Middle Grade (upper grade school/middle school). Her site is great if you’re looking for books for younger kids.

I also listen to various recommendations and have some books I want to read that don’t fall into any of these categories.

So my first few posts are going to be about my progress on these lists. Now it’s your turn.

4 thoughts on “The FAA Requires a Blinking Light on my TBR Pile”

  1. Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your website is very useful.

    Thanks for sharing!

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