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Booking Through Thursday on Friday

“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’ “

The current "list" has 144 books on it, though not all of them are actually in my possession or on my shelf of books to read. But here are a few of the books I've been meaning to read:

1. Nine Lives, by Dan Baum. Nonfiction about New Orleans; this one has been sitting around since January.
2. The Women, by TC Boyle. Fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright; sitting around since February.
3. Evelina, by Frances Burney. Sitting around since Dec. of 2007
4. The Falcons of Montabard, by Elizabeth Chadwick
5. Shields of Price, by EC
6. The Champion, by EC
7. The Old Man and Me, by Elaine Dundy
8. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
9. The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton (been on my shelf since April of 2008)
10. Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris
11. The Question, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
12. The Tangled Thread, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
13. The Flood Tide, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
14. Pictures at an Exhibition, by Sarah Houghteling
15. The Last Duel, by Eric Jager
16. Shield of Three Lions, by Pamela Kaufman
17. The Shadowy Horses, by Susanna Kearsley
18. Named of the Dragon, by Susanna Kearsley
19. Murder of a Medici Princess, by Caroline Murphy
20. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool
21. The Nun's Tale, by Candace Robb
22. Serendipity, by Louise Shaffer
23. The Birds Fall Down, by Rebecca West

Of course, I'd never say that I have way too many books to read--in fact, my lot probably pales in comparison with other readers!


Anonymous said…
I can't list all the books on my shelves that are on my TBR either. But, next up is The Art of Racing in the Rain and one of the Jane Austen novels I haven't read yet.
debnance said…
Fascinating. I have not read a single one of the books on your list. I must stop myself from adding any of these to my wishlist...which is bigger than my enormous TBR!
Anonymous said…
For me the opportunity lies in what to read next. i will have it all planned, and then I will be emailed by an author, or hear something about a book that is in the pile....
Right now I have so many good books that I cant wait to get too! :)

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