Saturday, February 9, 2008

TBR pile -- part 1

What I’m Reading: Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy (almost finished)

What I’m working on: A few scenes at the end of Slayer. Hmm… letting these sit and then coming back to them has revealed some blaring holes and some really icky writing. I guess that’s what rewrites are for.

New words today: 877 so far (These are new words from rewriting. I’ve actually written a lot more than this, but I’ve deleted a lot and rewritten it.)

Alyson listed several books in her TBR pile that she’d like to read or reread and then decide whether to keep or not.

I have a huge TBR pile. The pile has accumulated for a variety of reasons. First, I have a book addiction that I can control beautifully for awhile, but which always wins again in the end. I HAVE to buy books. There are worse compulsions to have.

Second, I had no idea I’d come home with so many books from RWA Nationals. And, I only picked up books I had good intentions to read. The rest I left alone.

Third, I just don’t have as much time to read as I’d like. That’s the sad truth of it. I have broad tastes and love to try new authors as well as continue reading the backlist of tried and true favorites. But with only so many hours in the day……

For that reason, I’m listing some books in my TBR pile that I REALLY want to read this year.

Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?

1. Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair (CFRWA member, repped by Kristin Nelson, sci-fi romance….this one is near the top)

2. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas (Technically the book is not out yet, but I have an ARC and the buzz behind this book is HUGE.)

3. McKettrick’s Luck by Linda Lael Miller

4. Spirited Away by Cindy Miles

5. Sunshine by Robin McKinley

6. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison

7. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (I loved the first one in this series – Poison Study.)

8. The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

9. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

10. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

11. the Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

12. Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready

13. Moongazer by Marianne Mancusi

14. Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft

15. Edge of Danger by Cherry Adair

16. The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

17. Virgin River by Robin Carr

18. Mine till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

19. Wideacre by Philippa Gregory

20. The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose

21. Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann

22. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

23. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz

24. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

25. Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan

Whew. I’m stopping at 25 for tonight. The next 25 will be up tomorrow. If you’ve read any of these, tell me what you thought.



mimi said...

Read the Suzanne Brockmanns, but beware--they're like crack. Once you start, you have to read all of them. The Unsung Hero is the first in her Troubleshooters/Seal Team 16 series, and be sure you read them in order, because they build on each other. Sam and Alyssa...whew! (You'll see what I mean.)