Monday, February 15, 2010

Working through My TBR Pile

I'm trying to stay focused on book reviews so that I can open this site up again for new books at some point. Between this blog and TC&TBC, I've been whacking away at my TBR list, but it hasn't been easy. I've taken on a few more books as part of virtual book tours, and I mistakenly went to my daughter's book fair at school where I found a book I simply had to have. I admit it--I have no self-control when it comes to books. The worse part is that my daughters know it. Between the two book fairs and two regular Scholastic orders, I've spent close to $150 on new books since the beginning of the year.

Now back to the infamous list. The bolded ones are those I've read since the beginning of the year. I keep hoping the list will shrink, but I would have to stop requesting to review books or buying them in order to make that happen.

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
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.

Newly added titles:

Capturing Karma by K.M. Daughters
Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider by Ellen C. Maze
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
Murder in Baker Company by Cilla McCain**

Stay tuned to The Book Connection because things are going to be busy around here, 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

*** Recently mentioned in O Magazine as one of Oprah's Top 10 Picks of the Month

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