I can’t believe we have come to the end of the Friday Read. When I started there were so many categories to write about that it seemed the end would never come – a bit like those long hot summers when I was a child. But here we are, and this is the hardest one to write.
The book I plan to read next. Tough one, because I don’t plan. I’ve got lots of books on my shelf downstairs that are waiting patiently to be read, but I won’t decide which one will be next until I’m ready to start reading. Then I’ll take them off the shelf, reread the blurbs and pick.
So what are the possibilities? Well, sitting on my shelf right now are the first 4 Vampire Diaries in Spanish, and the 2nd-4th Twilight books in French. I like to read in French or Spanish from time to time to help me not lose the languages as I rarely get chance to speak them these days. I’ve also got Une Page d’Amour (Zola) to read, but it’s unlikely to be that because it’s one I bought in an uncharacteristic fit of enthusiasm from a second-hand bookshop, and as I said in a previous Friday Read post, I don’t really like second-hand books.
Staying within the fantasy genre, I also have a book by Dean Koontz on the “to-be-read” shelf, as well as a book by an author I’ve not read before which is about a Wizard PI.
Then I’ve got several thrillers by some of my favourite writers also sitting on that shelf: Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Dennis Lehane and Tess Gerritsen. Plus a romantic thriller from Karen Rose – another favourite of mine.
I’ve got Wilkie Collins’ Man and Wife to read – not one of his better-known ones, but I’ve already read all of them, and several books by writers that I’ve never tried.
I had a £10 Amazon voucher delivered to my inbox today, so for me a more exciting question than what shall I read next is “what shall I buy next?”