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In which I reveal my TBR pile


Here’s a pile of books in my TBR list (of course the list itself is much longer!). From the top down:

1) Unnatural Death, by Dorothy Sayers. A mystery in the Lord Peter Wimsey series.
2) Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear. A mystery set in 1920s London.
3) Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey. Historical fiction set in 19th century London.
4) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte. Classic work of Victorian fiction, by the least-well-known Bronte sister.
5) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winnifred Watson. 1930s novel about a penniless governess who “lives for a day.”
6) The Book of Air and Shadows, by Michael Gruber. Mystery.
7) Evelina, by Fanny Burney. Another classic.
8) East Lynne, by Ellen Wood. Sensationalist Victorian novel.
9) 740 Park, by Michael Gross. Nonfiction about “the world’s richest apartment building.”
10) No Fond Return of Love, by Barbara Pym. Pym’s works are always a treat.
11) Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy Sayers. Another Lord Peter Wimsey.
12) Please Excuse My Daughter, by Julie Klam. A memoir.
13) Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown, by Adena Halpern. A memoir.
14) Bar Flower, by Lea Jacobs. A memoir.

I’m not going to read all these books in the order listed here; usually, I read according to whatever I feel like, simply because I don’t like having my books in a prescribed order. So what order do you read your TBR pile in?

Comments

Julie P. said…
My TBR pile is huge right now. I've started keeping track of when books come in, so I can try to keep some sort of order! I've only read one of your books -- Maisie Dobbs, but I just love the title Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown! I can't wait to hear about it.
Trish said…
Hey Katherine - the post you linked for the classics challenge brought me here. If you decide to participate in the meme, let me know and I'll change the link. :) Thanks for all of the GREAT suggestions for future classics!
Terri B. said…
My TBR pile is quite enormous (embarassingly so). I go by feeling -- whatever strikes my mood -- most of the time. Once in awhile I get on a tangent like "all novels based on a fairy tale" or "all novels about life in the Southwest."
Kim said…
There are some really interesting looking books on that list that I think I may add to my list! My list is actually just shelves and shelves of books to be read--my husband thinks I am crazy and doesn't get why I need to own all these books! I read them in whatever strikes my fancy at the time--but I am trying to read one memoir a month, at the least and the rest is mostly different fiction genres. Great post and happy reading to you!
*smiles*
Kim
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