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My TBR Rainbow #6: Indigo

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Indigo – which, for the purposes of this exercise, I’ve gone from the darker side of mid-blue through navy was possibly the hardest colour to build a pile of books for. I have no series of books with indigo spines, but although there aren’t so many titles in this pile, it does cover a wide range of genres – from modern… Read more »

My TBR Rainbow #5: Blue

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I’ve gone blue today – light blue, from sky blue to a mid turquoise via eau de nil. I’ll be classifying the darker blues as indigo next time. There is one series of books with Turquoise spines – Pelicans – but I didn’t have any unread ones to add to this pile, as it’s all about the TBR. Paler blues seem to… Read more »

My TBR Rainbow #4: Green

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We’re going green today. See the links for previous colours: Red, Orange and Yellow. There is a much larger range of hues in the green spines of my TBR piles, than previous colours. Not least in the representatives of the two major imprints – from the mint of the 1990s era Penguin Modern Classics to the bottle-green of Virago Modern Classics…. Read more »

My TBR Rainbow #3: Yellow

It’s the third stop on my rainbow tour of my TBR after red and orange. At first glance you can see there is more colour variation in yellow going from the acid sulphur hue of Louise Doughty’s Apple Tree Yard to the rich egg-yolk yellow of the Katerina Bivald near the bottom of the pile. However, despite those examples, richness… Read more »

My TBR Rainbow #2: Orange

Happy Easter Thank you all for your great response to my post in which I covered a selection of books with red spines from my TBR. As Rebecca suggested, I’ve added Gorsky to my bedside reading pile alongside The Chateau – I won a set of William Maxwell reprints from Vintage last year and this is the one that I… Read more »

My TBR Rainbow #1: Red

This morning while sitting in bed reading (with cat, naturellement), I glanced over towards the shelves and piles of books in the corner of my room that constitute just part of my TBR mountain range.  I saw a rainbow of spines and thought a travel through the visible colour spectrum might be a fun weekend thing to do (note how… Read more »

Challenging my reading in 2016

My annual stats round-up published yesterday always shows up some areas where I challenge my reading. For instance, I have always read a lot of debut and new to me authors, I like to include non-fiction in the mix and enjoy genre fiction too. So, I need to find ways to continue this in 2016. I’ve signed up for the TBR dare again,… Read more »

It’s TBR Dare Time…

Since its inception, I’ve taken part each year in the TBR Dare, hosted by James at James Reads Books, with its beloved mascot Dakota, James’s Basset Hound who sadly died earlier this year. It works like this…. For the first three months of 2016 read only the books that were already in your TBR stack as of midnight December 31, 2015…. Read more »

A TBR Christmas – what shall I read?

In an effort to read at least one book from my TBR piles this Christmas, I thought what better than a Christmassy book or two and went searching for some. I found some fairly quickly, summarised below… * * * * * The Light of Amsterdam by David Park It is December in Belfast, Christmas is approaching and three sets… Read more »

A new TBR project

Dear Readers – I’ve been inspired! Simon recently wrote a review of a book previously unknown to me called The Shelf by Phyllis Rose on the lovely new incarnation of his blog Stuck in a Book. In this book, the author reads a shelf of books in her local library – the good, the bad and the ugly, and uses… Read more »