Found some good books for my "Want to Read" list through Goodreads' Recommendation system for books, thanks to suggestions on a blog post by Aths at Reading on a Rainy Day, who discusses mechanical versus personal ways of having books chosen for you. I liked the books Goodreads threw up at me based on the books I've read.
I've also decided that I'll no longer let my "To Be Reviewed" list be my exclusive reading, and that I'll add more books to my list based on other suggestions, mechanical or otherwise!
I've gotten some very good books for review, however, some I won, others sent by the publisher. Among them are
I love that they are in different genres as I no longer restrict my reading to mysteries. But would you believe it, I'm now reading a book from the library, The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder by Mary Jane Maffini, having rushed through another mystery, The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. But I can't wait to get to those books, some of them non-mysteries, from the Goodreads recommendation system. Among those are
Some Prefer Nettles
The Road of Lost Innocence
The Last Will of Moira Leahy
Let me add that LibraryThing also has a long list of Member Recommendatons as well as suggestions based on books you have logged into their system.
A comment by C.B. James on gautami tripathy's blog let us know that the University of Chicago Press gives away a free e-Book each month. This month it's a mystery novel from the 1960s. I was also reminded by Laurel Rain-Snow's Sunday Salon that Banned Books Week is here. Are you reading any banned books? I hope so!
What have you been doing or reading this past week?