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My to-read shelf is out of control

I seriously have to stop buying books. My to-read shelf is out of control.For the next month I will not:- a) Browse on Amazon; b) Go into any Oxfam shop; c) Avoid my local bookshop like the plague. I average three books per visit. My last visit was motivated by the need to buy poetry after Seamus Heaney’s death, I left with Death of a Naturalist plus Robert Graves’ Selected Poems. On my Kindle there are 51 items on the menu, but that includes the complete works of Dickens and Austen plus various omnibuses by Jo Nesbo and MC Beaton. Not all of it is fiction, there are a few tennis biographies and guide books left over from our USA tour last year. Unread gems awaiting me include Doppler by Erland Loe, Ferney by James Long, and Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver. Some are read – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, The Hunger Games trilogy, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Some books on my Kindle are on my ‘must-read-before-I-die’ list eg War and Peace, and all of Ford Madox Ford. My to-read bookshelf, behind the door in the spare bedroom, is much more eclectic. From Granta to Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 which I was given
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