How do I choose what to read next? The book that was recently released and is receiving lots of positive buzz? The book about a topic currently making headlines? How about this one -- no, if I bring that to work I'll receive some funny looks (well, I do already, because I READ). Or this library book that is due back next week - nah, I'm just not in the mood for it right now.
I have some books set aside for upcoming reading challenges and I've thought about organizing the to-read pile by month or something to make it more manageable (that's not the right word - I can't think of a better one though) but of course the pile is not static -- I am always adding to it and the bright shiny new book sometimes moves ahead of all the others who have been waiting patiently to be read.
So what did I decide on? The book that has probably been on the to-read pile the longest:
The book has long since been released in paperback, but I have the hardcover, purchased during a visit to family in Winnipeg maybe a year and a half ago.
How do you decide what to read next? Do you have a system?