Books unread and not-yet-read

What next? There’s a great selection of books in my pile at the moment (and how marvellous to discover the word tsundoku for the unread ones, although of course some of the content seeps out from between the covers and into the mind by a kind of osmosis). Practicalities will make me save the biography of Albert Hirschman, Worldly Philosopher, until the summer holiday because it’s a big book, and so too is Stumbling Giant: Threats to China’s Future. Among the others, I’m not yet sure. But I love the moment of being poised to choose to the next book to read. Maybe there’s a word for that too.

Today’s choice