here they are in no particular order (that's your job!):
auschwitz: a doctor's eyewitness account: j wants me to read this because he read it two weeks ago. i do have an interest in the holocaust and am interested in reading this historic account. however, i often read at night, and think it might be too gruesome for me to handle at that hour.
a new kind of monster: a book about a serial killer in ontario that j wants me to read because he just finished it. (no, i have no idea what is up with his reading choices but he's reading so i'm happy). i suspect he is going to just hand me every book he reads. what kind of obligation do i have in this situation?
the opposite of me: my beach book that i started reading in hawaii. it's actually pretty good and i have about two chapters left but it's so fluffy and light, i feel guilty not reading something more pertinent.
the dukan diet: i came across this on lulapalooza's blog - and then i came across it in every bookstore in town. i liked her review and the cover is pretty. i want to read at least a couple chapters before i begin the diet. obviously though you can see my lack of motivation in wanting to read it because it then involves a lack of eating.
water for elephants: a book that i read about six chapters of before getting distracted by hawaii beach reads. i really wanted to finish this so that i could see the movie in theatres. should i give up?
the god of small things: a book i bought and intended to read for a book club i sometimes attend. i have a week, maybe two before the next meeting. should i bother? what about all the others? what about my diet? ack!
oh, and i should mention my mother calls me like every week and recommends new authors and books for me to read...