Friday, April 10, 2015

My TBR (to be read) Pile

I have been telling you about my TBR pile for years now.  Well, for the 1st time, I'm going to actually list the books in my current TBR pile.  I will also tell you how I came to have each of these books.  AND, if anybody has any recommendations of what I should read next (I'll be ready by Monday or Tuesday), please let me know.  BTW, these are listed in the order I pulled them out of the box!

Ben Coes - Independence Day - an ARC that I got from the publisher - another in
     Dewey Andreas series - I read the 1st one a few years back and liked it
C. Lee McKenzie - Sudden Secrets - a YA that Lee gave me when she came to
     Recycle Books as our March RBC author (for The Princess of Las Pulgas)
Wm. Paul Young (author of The Shack) - Cross Roads - recommended (and loaned)
     by Steve
Nelson DeMille - The Panther - picked this up at Recycle - big fan of DeMille, and his
     John Corey series
Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow - highly recommended by John
Steve Berry - The King's Deception - got this one at Recycle too - I really like
     Cotton Malone
John Billheimer - Contrary Blues - our RBC author for May - this is not the book
     club book, but I bought it anyway to get a head start on John's writing
Sophie Littlefield - Garden of Stones - already read House of Glass and got this one
     (signed) live at one of Sophie's appearances
Gigi Pandian - Pirate Vishnu - I got this the same way (and same night) that I got
     Sophie's book - this is book 2 (Artifact is #1) in the Jaya Jones series
Suzanne Burdon - Almost Invincible - no idea who recommended this one! (not surprising)
Lisa Genova - Still Alice - got this at the last Kepler's book swap - loved the movie
Stacy Robinson - Surface  - see Suzanne Burdon (my bad)
Peter B. Miller, Celine, and Jennifer Harrison, Perverse Wonderland - I was given both of
     these books at last summer's Literary Faire by the authors (and autographed) - they're
     still sitting in the pile
Ken Follett - Edge of Eternity - no comments necessary - I've already read the 1st 2 - I will
     get to this soon (it is 1100 pages, after all)
Alan Jacobson - No Way Out - Alan was our RBC author in February for Spectrum - but I
     got this one so that I could have another book to read (and, of course, get another book
Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick - The Art of Social Media - went to Kepler's to see them
Alexis Landau - The Empire of the Senses - got this as an ARC from Pantheon Books
Brendan Reilly, M.D. - One Doctor - this one was recommended by somebody who called
      me to see if I could book an appearance for Brendan when he came to town - so I
      bought it
Matthew Pearl (author of The Dante Club) - The Last Bookaneer - my latest TBR member -
      an ARC from Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguinrandomhouse

19 total.  No sweat, right?  Wrong.  I'm sure that more will be coming into the pile than will be going out.  I'm not complaining, though.  This is a great problem to have.


  1. Love your pile. I have one of my own, but I'm not getting through them as quickly as I know I should. It's just that when I find a story I want to be in, I like to take my time with it.

    1. It's funny how everybody reads differently. No matter how much I am enjoying a book, I still read as quickly as time allows and then immediately start the next one. A friend of mine has an hour commute to/from work. She has begun listening to audiobooks. But she might go a week between books because she likes to think about what she read. I think thinking is overrated!

  2. I have Still Alice on my short list too. I was hoping to get to it before I saw the movie but that didn't happen :(