Cristina is not only a sneak reader (see her past confession) but she also has a secret list of our most highly recommended books! And she swears it has never failed her yet. No matter what new book she’s squirreling over, and/or excited to read, if she hits a bump and can’t get out of the book funk, her special “Epic Book Recommendations” list gets her going back on track again.
…but… you see… I have this TBR sub-list which consists of what I call “epic reads.” It’s the lists of books that so many of you have gushed about over and over again. I keep this list at bay for times when I hit a reader’s block and NOTHING seems to hold my attention. These books are the perfect cure for this ailment. Every time I have hit this “block” I pick one of these books to read and it sends me on a roll to the next book, and the next book, and the next book… you get the picture.
My TBR sub-list, AKA, “Epic book list” consists of a single book and/or series that is widely loved and talked about by mostly everyone. For instance, my previous books on that list have included “Fever series” by Karen Marie Moning, the Tristan and Danika series, Badger, Experiment in Terror series, etc. You get my drift? The best of the best.
I created this list because I got bombarded every single week with so many great books that I wanted to read based on reviews, excerpts, recommendations, etc., that my head would spin and I would feel overwhelmed. I had SO MANY on my TBR list already, and when I’d look through it, I found out that I easily forgot about the “epic” ones. They got lost in the shuffle.
These are the books that received such high praise and reviews, and were loved by so many all across the board. I think of it as the “honors list” of books. I keep this list on reserve for when I hit that reader’s block and absolutely NOTHING is grabbing my attention. They are my “ace card” and I have yet to read one that let’s me down. 😀
AWESOME idea, Cristina, and I shall do the same. I have so many mini TBR lists (that mostly consist of reader recommendations, but also books with blurbs that gave me that *jolt* that I’m curious about – recommendations or not). But you’re right. There are quite a few that are recommended over and over again, and get that same SUPER-reaction from readers, that you just KNOW, it’s something BIG. Special. It’s probably epic.
I’m going to start my own now, too!! 😀 YAY!! Another list for me!!
So… my fellow readers. Confess! Do you have one of these lists too? What’s on it that you KNOW you just have to read for that epic book-fog effect, but still haven’t read yet?