Finding What I Already Had

First, I’d like to say thank you to YA Fusion. I won a copy of Ellen Hopkins new novel Smoke. I’ve read several of hers and really liked them, and I look forward to this one too.
So, for those who don’t know, I mostly read contemporary young adult. And I didn’t start reading it until a few years ago when I started writing it. Since then I’ve kinda fallen away from the classics, horrors and thrillers that I’d mostly read before that.
During the month of October, I hardly read anything, and finally jumped back into reading this last week. Christa Desir just released her new YA novel, Fault Line and I’d been waiting a long time to read it. It’s a powerful book, and I’d definitely recommend it. And it got me excited about reading again.
After finishing, I decided to go through my Kindle and clean up: remove books I won’t get to and do some other organizing. Since I have hundreds of books on the Kindle, and haven’t read probably ½ of them, I had a lot to go through.
And I found many interesting books I’d forgotten about. One is Night of Knives by Jon Evans:
Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda’s wild Impenetrable Forest. A trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen.
 Then one tourist is executed.
 And then another.
 This is no random kidnapping: their abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. A game in which Veronica’s ex-husband is somehow involved. Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes entire nations – and thousands of lives…

The Congo. Deception. Murder. Doesn’t that sound cool? And I’ve got many others like that I discovered once again. I definitely need to go through my Kindle more often. Or maybe Goodreads. I mean, hello, I can rate my to-read books by number. Usually I just add books to my to-read list and then forget about them.
I really need to be more organized.
So if you’re a Kindle or a Nook reader, do you have way too many books waiting to be read? Do you forget what books you have and then get a nice surprise when looking for something new to read?

7 Responses

  1. I’ve been trying to keep my reading list down, since I don’t read much. I’ve decided to change that up, though, and sit to read when my kids have to read for their homework. That way I’ll get at least 20 min. each day of reading. It isn’t much, but it’s better than none! The book sounds really interesting. Maybe when I get some of the books on my kindle read, I’ll hunt it down!

  2. I’ve only just got my first e-reader, so I’ve only got three books on my nook so far! However, it was so easy to buy those books compared with hard copies I’m a bit scared I’ll start buying books uncontrollably! Going to try not to have more than a couple of unread books on my nook at any one time.

  3. Once in awhile I cull my shelves – both physical and virtual – but probably not as often as I should.

    I don’t usually read much contemporary YA but lately I’ve been falling in love with and being blown away by books by Rainbow Rowell and Jennifer Brown and Matthew Quick, just to name a few.

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