Okay, this is terrifying. I have WAY too many books on my TBR list because even though I have lots of books, more come to my attention that I need. It’s an addiction. So when I saw this, I was like… I have to do this. Then it started getting real. Narrowing the hundreds down to 10? What have I gotten myself into?
That said, here we go! A few weeks ago I had mentioned that I had James J. Cudney’s thrillers. I had heard about each one on different blogs and had every intention of reading them quickly. The premises sound so good and heaven knows I adore Jay! These are going to have to be the first two on my list.
3. Another book I heard about from the blogs! There were so many people just loving this book, the premise was amazing and the cover…. gorgeous. Why haven’t I read this? I own it! I will read it (seriously!).
4. I went for this one directly after falling in love with The Elegance of the Hedge Hog. It sounded smart and interesting…. I really love the idea of it… and I will read it (even though I am pretty sure this was on my last TBR list too).
5. I found this one at my favorite used book stores for a dollar. It sounds fantastic- all dead-pan and black comedy. Let’s be real, though, why did I really buy it? For this:
‘A Militia major is driving along when he sees a militiaman standing with a penguin.
“Take him to the Zoo,” he orders.
Some time later the same major is driving along when he sees the militiaman still with the penguin.
“What have you been doing?” he asks. “I said to take him to the zoo.”
“We’ve been to the zoo, Comrade Major,” says the militiaman, “and the circus. And now we’re going to the pictures.”‘ Yes, that was the front page. I had to buy it!
6-7. After reading Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe I came upon this one and book two of the series at my book store. I was still pining for her uniquely quirky characters and descriptions. I have to read these. I will read these!
8. I love a cozy mystery and Ellery Adams is a favorite of mine. I love the characters, the premise, the intelligent humor. That said, the first book in the Book Retreat series was over the top, even for me (and I have read all the Stephanie Plum books as well as Evanovich’s other, even crazier series’). Still, there was a certain something about the town, the boys and the crew that I found myself missing. I have this one And the third book in the series on stand-by.
And for my last two… some that I JUST placed there. That’s right, October releases that I couldn’t resist!
9. I read this series at the recommendation of one of my bookish coworkers. I loved it and wasn’t ready to let go with the last book (which I thought was meant to be the LAST book). I was so excited to see this one coming out, and even more so that it sounds like it may be a bit open ended- like maybe there could be even more?!? I pre-ordered the eBook AND bought the signed hardback copy… and I still haven’t read it! I have to. I am reading an ARC right now, but that is definitely going to be the next free-pick read.
10. I loved The Book Thief. They way Zusak told the story, the character development, the descriptions…. it was gorgeous. Bridge of Clay, from the summary, sounds like it could be another one like that. I am super excited to get into it.
So here it is…. a tiny sample of my TBR shame. The best part? I have already pre-odered books for November! Be on the look out for these reviews as soon as i can get my grubby mitts on them:
In my defense, I have been waiting all year for each of these books- ever since I read the last line in the books before them!