Monday, February 8, 2010

Working through the TBR Pile

At the end of 2009, I listed the books that were sitting in my TBR pile. At last count, that number was 52, but between this blog and TC&TBC, I've been whacking away at that list. The bolded ones are those I've read since the beginning of the year.

Cabal of the Westford Knight by David S. Brody
Reunion by Therese Fowler
Against Doctor's Orders by K.M. Daughters
Rose of the Adriatic by K.M. Daughters
The Last Child by John Hart
American Lion by Jon Meacham
Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
Undone by Karin Slaughter
Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles
The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Faust

The Target by J.P. Hauptman
Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson
Real Men by Greg Middleton
Corrigan's Pool by Dot Ryan

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert
Tarnished Halo by Don Stephens
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Rizzo's War by Lou Manfredo (Amazon Vine)
Planet of the Dogs by Robert McCarthy (For TC&TBC)
Castle in the Mist by Robert McCarthy(For TC&TBC)

Truth Never Changes: Earth Changes by Michael Kilday
WWII Hereoes of S. Delware by James Diehl*
Melinda and the Wild West by Linda Weaver-Clarke
The Case of the Mystified M.D. by A. K. Arenz
Daughter of Liberty by J.M. Hochstetler
Native Son by J.M. Hochstetler
Exiles on Main Street by Lisa Kleinholz
Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib
DeadMistress by Carole Shmurak
Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier

Write from the Heart by Leslea Newman
Promises, Promises by Amber Miller
Deceptive Promises by Amber Miller
Copper and Candles by Amber Miller
Escape in Passion by Shiela Stewart
Mercy in Passion by Shiela Stewart
The Cutting by James Hayman **
The Strand Prophecy by J.B.B. Winner
The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer
Forever Christmas by Christine Lynxwiler

Since that time I have added the following titles to my TBR Pile:

The Lighthouse and Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle (TC&TBC)**
Mr. Choli's River Trip by Chris Wardle (TC&TBC)**
Iggy the Iguana by Melissa Williams (TC&TBC)**
Summer League: An Iggy the Iguana Book by Melissa Williams (TC&TBC)**
The Saphire Flute, Book One: The Wolfchild Saga by Karen E. Hoover (TC&TBC)
Rocky Bluff P.D. series by F.M. Meredith: Bad Tidings, Final Respects, Fringe Benefits
Deputy Tempe Crabtree series by Marilyn Meredith: Deadly Trail, Deadly Omen, Intervention, Unequally Yoked, Wing Beat
Murder on the Low Down by Pamela Samuels Young
Preaching to the Corpse by Roberta Isleib
Silenced Cry: A Sam Harper Mystery by Marta Stephens
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
Set Apart: A 6-week Study of the Beatitudes by Jennifer Kennedy Dean
...And Night Falls by Tommie Lyn
Main Street: Tis' the Season by Ann M. Martin (TC&TBC)
Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig
Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude by Michele Wahlder**
The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies by Kevin Coupe & Michael Sansolo**
A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights by Sherry H. Penny & James D. Livingston
* Rock Stars: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of 80's Glam Frontmen into Pop Culture by David S. Grant**
* America's War on Medicine: A Veteran Doctor Offers a Cure for What Ails America's Health Care System by Dr. Michael Pryce, M.D.

So, now I'm up to 56 titles, with my reviews of Chris Wardle's and Melissa Williams' books appearing at TC&TBC this week.

Stay tuned because there will be a lot going on this year at The Book Connection, especially as we get closer to the release of my first children's picture book, Little Shepherd.

* Currently reading

** Reading as part of a virtual book tour


Dorothy said...

LOL, are you crazy girl? I see 4 of them that are on my TBR pile so you're not alone, lol.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

Wow. That's a lot of books!

Cheryl said...

You have to ask, Dot? It's kind of like this, I can't pass up a good book. I will rarely say no to reviews, but I've had to lately since it's not fair to expect an author to wait so long. The majority of these titles are books that I've purchased or won, so I can still make room for virtual book tours from time to time, but mostly I'm just reading because I enjoy it.

See Ellen, I wasn't kidding. I need help. LOL!


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

All I can say is WOW! I'm trying to read one book a book this year.

Happy reading.


nancycl said...

Ohmigoodness, I thought I was bad! I have sooooo many books in my TBR file too, but it seems the ones I am sent for review has to take precedence! I'd just love to be standed in a cabin in the woods with no electricity (no computers, phones, etc.) where I could just and read the books I have accumulated that I want to read! :-)

JM said...

Wow. Your TBR pile looks like mine - and I thought I had the biggest one around!

Cheryl said...

Isn't it just insane, ladies? I often buy some of my clients other books, which adds several books to this list. All of Marilyn Meredith's books, and those she writes under F.M. Meredith, I bought because I wanted to read her two series from the beginning. Pamela Samuels Young, Marta Stephens, and Roberta Isleib's books I bought because they had been on tour and I wanted to read those.

Honestly, working in book promotion can be very dangerous. LOL!


Tribute Books said...

You'll enjoy "...And Night Falls" by Tommie Lyn - it's a fast paced read.