If I had to state a single reason for why all the books on my "TBR pile" stayed there for so long, it's because I'm hung up on the idea of "the right book at the right time." There have been several times when I knew that I wasn't giving a book a fair shake but didn't know when I would be able to, and I don't like reading that way. To compound matters, I'm really indecisive: I've wanted to make a dent in this pile for the longest time, and haven't because I can never decide which book to start with!
That's why I really like this "reading roulette" system, in which someone else gets to pick the next book for me. For one thing, it really helps that someone else is making the decision. I don't mind letting others tell me what to do when it comes to non-essential matters . . . and when it's fun. For another, there's a built-in synchronicity to this method that takes care of all my timing issues.
That Other People Picked for Me to Read