At the beginning of this month, I decided to try an experiment, in an effort to read a greater variety of the books in my TBR stack and stop the neglect. I sorted the books by genre/subject (more or less) and chose one from each stack as a March pile. Those stared at me from the coffee table until they got read (or swapped for a different book in the same category). I was only slightly optimistic that this would work.
Results were better than I expected, honestly. Of the 9 books in the stack only 2 got completely blown off: Thirteen Guests - J. Jefferson Farjeon and A Whisker of Trouble - Sofie Ryan. I think I had too much historical stuff in the pile by the time I got to Thirteen Guests and I just wasn't in a cozy mood this month, so A Whisker of Trouble got neglected.
I'm still currently reading Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris - Graham Robb (it's a brick) and The Etymologicon - Mark Forsyth because it's not meant to be read easily; it's one of those you pick up and put down a lot.
In addition to the pile, I read the following books this month:
I DNF'd one book:
So total books read this month was 18, with 2 still on the Currently Reading pile. I feel good enough with this experiment to do it again in April, although I really want to finish the two I have on the go now before I get hopelessly behind.