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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The TBR shelves, fiction

In a month or so, I'll be moving to a town with a much smaller library than my current library, which I love. I suspect this will limit the number of books I bring home with me, and in any case it might be a while before I can explore it fully. In the meanwhile, this might be a good time for me to start reading the books on my own shelves. Most of these were books I acquired through Paperbackswap and are a couple years old. I have pared these shelves down and down until they almost fit entirely on the shelves.  I thought it would be fun to make a list so that I could cross them off. If there's anything in particular here that I should start with, please speak up!

Please note, this does not include the half-dozen half-read books I have around the house, the boxes of books in the basement or the giant set of shelves in the living room.  This is just the more active set of TBR. One day I'll get around to the rest! Oh, and it was at 99 books and I couldn't stand it, so I added one that I might have gotten rid of to make it even.

The books on top were added when I found them randomly scattered in the house, they have no significance, but are in the list. The top shelf is all fiction. The middle shelf is fiction except for the horizontal books on the right, which are non-fiction. The bottom shelf is non-fiction in the middle, but both horizontal stacks are fiction.

The fiction:
  1. Which Brings Me to You: A Novel in Confessions by Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott
  2. Sun Kissed  by Catherine Anderson
  3. Prom  by Laurie Halse Anderson
  4. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
  5. Tangled Up In Love  by Heidi Betts
  6. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties: A Novel (P.S.) by Jessica Anya Blau
  7. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
  8. My Lord and Spymaster (The Spymaster Series) by Joanna Bourne
  9. Body Language  by Suzanne Brockmann
  10. Blood Rites: A Novel of the Dresden Files  by Jim Butcher
  11. Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, Book 7)  by Jim Butcher
  12. Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, Book 8)  by Jim Butcher
  13. White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9) by Jim Butcher
  14. Big Boned (Heather Wells Mysteries) by Meg CAbot
  15. Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  16. Chill Factor (Weather Warden, Book 3)  by Rachel Caine
  17. Windfall (The Weather Warden, Book 4)  by Rachel Caine
  18. Firestorm (Weather Warden, Book 5)  by Rachel Caine
  19. Thin Air (Weather Warden, Book 6) by Rachel Caine
  20. Gale Force (Weather Warden, Book 7) by Rachel Caine
  21. Cape Storm (Weather Warden, Book 8) by Rachel Caine
  22. The Romance Readers' Book Club by Julie L Cannon
  23. Never Deceive a Duke  by Liz Carlyle
  24. The Devil to Pay  by Liz Carlyle
  25. Virgin River  by Robyn Carr
  26. Postcards From No Man's Land  by Aidan Chambers
  27. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List  by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  28. Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane
  29. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
  30. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  31. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  32. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  33. Thigh High (Fortune Hunter)  by Christina Dodd
  34. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters  by Mark Dunn
  35. The After Life by Daniel Ehrenhaft
  36. The Great Gatsby  by F Scott Fitzgerald
  37. Don't Say A Word (Signet Novel)  by Barbara Freethy
  38. In the Woods by Tana French
  39. Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances  by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson
  40. The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie Tie-In)  by Phillippa Gregory
  41. And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke
  42. With Seduction in Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke
  43. The Wicked Ways of a Duke by Laura Lee Guhrke
  44. Black Magic Woman: A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation by Justin Gustainis
  45. The Queen of Palmyra: A Novel (P.S.)  by Minrose Gwin
  46. Playboy Boss, Pregnancy of Passion by Kate Hardy
  47. Legends of the Fall  by Jim Harrison
  48. White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, Book 7)  by Kim Harrison
  49. Under the Boss's Mistletoe (Harlequin Romance)  by Jessica Hart
  50. Friday's Child  by Georgette Heyer
  51. Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
  52. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  53. When the Duke Returns  by Eloisa James
  54. Just the Sexiest Man Alive (Berkley Sensation)  by Julie James
  55. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  56. Devilish by Maureen Johnson
  57. Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick
  58. Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes
  59. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married by Marian Keyes
  60. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  61. Smooth Talking Stranger  by Lisa Kleypas
  62. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
  63. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
  64. Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaways, Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas
  65. Again The Magic by Lisa Kleypas
  66. Skulduggery Pleasant  by Derek Landy
  67. The Given Day: A Novel  by Dennis Lehane
  68. Dramarama  by E Lockhart
  69. Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality)) by Melissa Marr
  70. Her Secret Fling (Harlequin Blaze)  by Sarah Mayberry
  71. Some Like It Wicked  by Teresa Medeiros
  72. Silverlock  by John Myers Myers
  73. The Eight by Katherine Neville
  74. Gone to Soldiers  by Marge Piercy
  75. Bel Canto by Ann Prachett
  76. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Book 2)  by Julia Quinn
  77. The Sunday List of Dreams by Kris Radish
  78. The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish
  79. Promises in Death (In Death, No. 28)  by J. D. Robb
  80. Salvation in Death by J. D. Robb
  81. The Lost by J D Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Lanagan
  82. Suite 606  by JD Robb, Mary Blyney, Ruth Ryan Lanagan, Mary Kay McComas
  83. Tribute by Nora Roberts
  84. Birthright by Nora Roberts
  85. Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
  86. Madame Mirabou's School of Love: A Novel  by Barbara Samuel
  87. Love Is Blind (Leisure Historical Romance)  by Lynsay Sands
  88. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle)  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  89. Katherine by Anya Seton
  90. Blue Willow  by Deborah Smith
  91. Cathy's Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233 by Sean Stewart
  92. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  93. Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6) by Carrie Vaughn
  94. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, Book 5) by Carrie Vaughn
  95. Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1)  by Scott Westerfield
  96. Fireside (The Lakeshore Chronicles)  by Susan Wiggs
  97. Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang: A Novel  by Kate Wilhelm
  98. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  99. Murder at the Portland Variety (The Libby Seale Mysteries)  by M.J. Zellnik
  100. A Death at the Rose Paperworks (The Libby Seale Mysteries) by M.J.Zellnik


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  1. Holy cow! Just looking at that list is stressing me out. :)

  2. So many good books! I would have a really hard time picking ONE out to start with but for some reason (and it's been years since i read it) I always liked Blue Willow...
    Good luck with your move and congrats on your beautiful daughter!

  3. I just laughed when I saw your picture - I have books on a shelf in my bedroom and stacked in front of the shelf. Totally out of control - and I really would like to read these books someday! Good luck with your stack.

  4. I say start with Pigs in Heaven!

  5. Lock and Key or good!

  6. Out of all of those, I only have 4 on your list! I thought for sure I would have more than that.

  7. Fun! A book list! You've got some great titles to look forward to, Lisa.

    I keep a list of all my unread books--I had to start doing that because I would buy duplicates. :-S One thing I'm not looking forward to is packing all the books we own, read and unread.

  8. My daughter is reading Keeping The Moon right now and really enjoying it. Neither of us have read any Dessen before but if she likes it, I'll have to give it a try. And, if she likes it, I'm getting her more of Dessen's books; it's so hard to get her to read.

  9. What a TBR! ... mine is a tad bigger. *whimper*

    The three Lisa Kleypas contemporaries are my absolute favorites: Sugar Daddy, Blue-Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger. So I definitely recommend you give those a go.

    Joanna Bourne's Spymaster's Lady is excellent. I loved it when I read it.

    I've heard awesome things about Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series, too. How cool that you have the whole series!

    The YA's are good choices too while your days are so hectic. You can probably finish them faster without as much concentration needed, so you'll have a sense of accomplishment from your reading as well as having been entertained by a good story.

    Good luck packing!!

  10. Wow. I adore looking at people's books and I appreciate you taking the photo AND writing them out for me :) Looks like you've got a bunch of great books ahead of you, some I loved, and others I really, really want to read!

  11. The Great Gatsby. Just because its the Great Gatsby and everyone should read it at least once.

    I never understood why people use the library when they already have books at home. Until I realized that I continually buy books when I have books at home. At least library is cheaper?


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