So in answer to the first question: Nope I do not have one book in the pile that I can honestly get rid of before I read it.
As to the next question about a gotta have book, well at the moment I have an entire wishlist on Amazon of the new books coming out and some pre-ordered. The
one two I am most anxious for are Mistwood, and The Prince of Mist.
As a teacher, I have lots of books I consider comfortable books I never want to give up. For example,
on these book shelves I have all my favorite poetry collections, Shakespeare, short story collections, and my mythology books along with all my favorite reference books that I use regularly in my classroom. So that answers #3 question.
Finally, since I am still a new blogger, I have no insights to give to those of you who have huge TBR piles. I am trying hard to get through mine, and it isn't that large yet. I guess I am just going to try to read more and buy less (well at least read more should work).
Classroom shelves with all the YA books I have bought over the years. I lend these out to my students to read. Helps with the home clutter.