My TBR list is really ridiculous. It's gotten to the point where I'm reluctant to add anything new unless the review is absolutely riveting or if the book is by an author whose work I like. This year I've only added 11 books so far.
I also have this "bad" habit of picking up library books from the "new books" shelf that aren't on my reading list. And now I have a new challenge. I'm going to be teaching a literature circle for middle schoolers and a World Lit class for high schoolers beginning in August. I'm going to have to devote a large portion of the next few months to re-reading books to pick which ones I want to teach. I have great suggestions for World Lit from this post; I'm going to start the selection process by plowing through Crime and Punishment for the first time in 20 years very soon.
Now I'm looking for suggestions for books for middle-schoolers. I'd like to do three books for a 10-week class. I'm thinking along the lines of Where the Red Fern Grows, Number the Stars, Julie of the Wolves, Shiloh, etc., but I'm open to ideas. The class would be for boys and girls, 6th-8th grades.
And now, since it's Mothers' Day, I'm going to take some time this afternoon to actually lounge around and read.