Pick of the Books!

OC list 22nd April 2017.jpg

Alright, pop pickers?! Not ‘alf! We’ve reached the top ten…

Hello again, fellow Bookworms!

Last blog as a 43 year old, lol! So, this is the before-birthday book briefing, as it were. Just to bring you up to date with the OC List, which is now looking like a chart top ten, except that books don’t really go down after they get to the top, I just finish reading them and they come off the list! Anyway, if you can imagine the theme music for Pick of the Pops on BBC Radio 2 on a Saturday afternoon, this is a sort of Pick of the Books…

Pick of the Pops theme

At number ten, slipping down a couple of places, we have City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. That’s at 12% according to my Goodreads account…

Number nine sees a new entry for the legendary travel writer, Bill Bryson, whose Neither Here Nor There, an account of his travels around Europe, enters our OC List with 13% of it read thus far!

Number eight is our highest new entry! The first book in Ally Carter‘s Gallagher Girls series, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You, enters our OC list in 8th place, with 15% of it read! Certainly wins the award for longest book title currently on my OC List, and probably the longest title of anything I’ll be reading this year, lol!

At number 7, my current book club book, The Tobacconist, by Robert Seethaler, is at 21% on Goodreads and currently one of several non-movers on the charts.

Just above it, and hanging on in there despite very little movement, is Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella, at number 6 on 29% and hoping it’s not got stuck in a rut.

Nul Points, by Tim Moore, a look at the biggest failures in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, lol, is at number 5 and at the 30% read stage according to Goodreads. Eurovision is coming up once again fairly soon, so this was a recent new entry and it is establishing itself on the OC list!

At number 4 is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews, with me having read just over a third of this YA novel so far – 34% read according to Goodreads!

We actually have something chart-related at number 3, pop pickers, as Chris Heath is at that position with Pet Shop Boys, Literally, an account of their first tour, back in 1989. I am exactly halfway through this hardback at 50% read!

And, with The People’s Songs, by Stuart Maconie, having been finished recently and come off the list, we actually have a joint number one! Two books are tied for the top spot, each being 55% read at present!

We have Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan sharing first place with The Saffron Trail, by Rosanna Ley!

Well, that’s the Ongoing Concerns top ten for now, pop pickers! I expect some movement on the charts in the coming week, particularly as I’m definitely required in court on Monday as my second week of jury service gets under way! This is only a short blog, no long waffly one tonight, so until the next time, take care and Happy Reading!

Joanne x x x

Books mentioned in this blog entry…

  • City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  • Neither here Nor There – Bill Bryson
  • I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You, Ally Carter
  • The Tobacconist – Robert Seethaler
  • Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
  • Nul Points – Tim Moore
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
  • Pet Shop Boys, Literally – Chris Heath
  • The People’s Songs – Stuart Maconie
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • The Saffron Trail – Rosanna Ley


Filed under Books, Goodreads, Half-Finished Books, Humour, Music, Non-Fiction, Ongoing Concerns, Travel, YA Books

4 responses to “Pick of the Books!

  1. I love to read of fellow book worms. Nothing beats a good book.

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