Saturday, November 22, 2008

My TBR "Pile" Is Out Of Control!

My room is beginning to look like the bargain bin at the local bookstore. Books everywhere. I have piles on top of my piles. I keep buying, though. It's past the point of ridiculous. :)

Anyway, I decided to make a list of the books I haven't read. I'm fairly certain the ones I HAVE read outnumber the ones I haven't, but that's only a guess. LOL. OH...and these are only the books I can see right now. I have bins under my bed and boxes in the basement. These, I'm a bit ashamed/happy to admit, are books I've purchased in the last 3-4 years. (heh)

The italics = the books I've started and didn't finish for one reason or another. Usually school or life interrupted and I was lost when I tried to get back to it. Sometimes I realized I just wasn't in the mood for that particular book and gave up to return another time. There are probably only 1 or 2 that I doubt I'll ever pick up again because they weren't my cuppa tea.

The bolds = the books I've read before but bought so I could relive it all over again. :)

4th of July by James Patterson
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Angel Seeker by Sharon Shinn
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Bleed by Laurie Faria Stolarz
The Blood Books, Vol 2 by Tanya Huff
The Blood Books, Vol 3 by Tanya Huff
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Candy Apple Red by Nancy Bush
The Clique (first 6 books)
The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister
Cost of Freedom by Carol Spradling
Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy by Ally Carter
Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Delicious by Sherry Thomas
Dracula by Bram Stoker
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
Falling by Christopher Pike
Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Insomnia by Stephen King
Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jovah’s Angel by Sharon Shinn
The King of Torts by John Grisham
Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin
Lady of Sherwood by Jennifer Roberson
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
Left Behind by Lahaye Jenkins
A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister
Lonesome Dove by Karry McMurtry
Lord John & The Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Monster by Frank Peretti
Moonrise by Anne Stuart
The Moor by Laurie R. King
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
Ms. Zephyr’s Notebook by kc Dyer
My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
The Other Boelyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Paper Towns by John Green
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Poet of Lochness by Brian Jay Corrigan
Portraits of Guilty by Jeanne Boylan
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherford
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherford
Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Rogue by Rachel Vincent
The Secret Circle, V 1 by L.J. Smith
Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen
The Skystone by Jack Whyte
So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Last 3)
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
The Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson
Transgressions by Sarah Dunant
Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
A Whisper in the Dark by Louisa May Alcott
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Wicked by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie


Laura Essendine said...

My New Year's resolution EVERY year is not to buy any more books until I've read all the ones I own.

It's never worked past February

Laura Essendine
Author – The Accidental Guru
The Books Limited Blog

Carol A. Spradling said...

This list looks like the inventory of a small library. Where do you keep all of them? Good for you for supporting fellow authors. THANKS!

Jennifer Hendren said...


LOL -- I don't even get as far as making a resolution. (g) I'm pathetic. I almost stopped at B&N on the way home from work tonight and then spent a good chunk o' time perusing the books at Target. Weak. I'm sooooo weak.


Jennifer Hendren said...


They're taking over my room. It's a jungle o' books. :)

And yup...gotta support my fellow writers. It's a win-win. They get a book sold and I get to feed my crack..erm, I mean, book, addiction. :)


Deniz Bevan said...

I know the feeling!
It was looking around at all the overflowing shelves (you know, some people have these bookshelves that look like they should be in a home decorating magazine; all knickknacks and bookends and bud vases. Mine have a row of books, a pile behind the row, and then books slotted in and around all the empty spaces in between. Elegance, ha!) and bins and bedside piles that prompted me to institute that book-buying ban back in June. So far so good. I've only caved twice, to renew my Folio membership and to buy Carol's and Barbara Rogan's books (which of course involved buying more stuff just to get the free shipping :-)), and the rest of the time have stuck to looking around the house or at my catalogue for books to read.
I haven't actually heard of or read most of the books on your list! I'd like to read East of Eden myself. Gilead was gorgeous, you should definitely read that! I really didn't like Atonement... I like all the Lord John books :-) To Kill A Mockingbird is lovely, and kc's Ms Zephyr's Notebook was a great read. And I just reread A Tale of Two Cities myself (the last time was when I was 13) and loved it, though it took me a while to get through. And I can't praise Jo enough :-)
Ooh, I've never heard of that Louisa May Alcott, you'll have to tell me if it's good.
First things first, though - LOTR is always worth rereading :-) In fact, it's almost time for my yearly read...

Jennifer Hendren said...


The Alcott is actually a collection of 12 short suspense/thrillers. Like most, I had no idea she wrote them and had to snatch it up out of pure curiosity. I'm ashamed to admit I've had it for several years and still haven't cracked it open. but shorts may be the order of the day, given the little time I have for reading these days. (g)

A good chunk of these books are YA -- others just random pickups over the years. I really don't need to buy any more...but I will. I know myself too well. :)


KA Cole said...

What I really want to know is - how long did it take you to type this list out? [gah]

I can't look at my TBR pile any more, I get anxious and flustered. You'd think I would stop buying more books, but nooooo. There should be a support group or something ... ;>

I've added you to my blog, Jen. (I must stop surfing now and actually write!)


Jennifer Hendren said...

Kimb, procrastination methods have taken on a new form with this list. (g) But no, it actually didn't take that long. 20 minutes--tops.


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