My “To-Read” Pile

"I want to go to there."  LIz LemonTrinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

“I want to go to there.” Liz Lemon
Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

If you are the type of person who is constantly stuck in a book, then chances are pretty good you are like me and have a “to-read” pile somewhere in the house.  I keep mine next to my bed.  That way I can read before bed and a little before actually getting out of bed in the morning.  The pile never seems to diminish though because I always find myself adding to it.

The dangerous thing is that my Kindle sits innocently on top of the pile.  It is a deceptive little piece of electronics.  I can never see how many books are really on it, waiting for me to dive into new worlds, make new friends, and explore new topics.

Despite that, I keep the pile in constant sight so I know that there are many great words waiting for my brain to process them.

Here’s what’s in the “To-Read” pile at this moment:

Forever – Pete Hamill

Heat Wave – Richard Castle

The Winner – David Baldacci

The Magician King – Lev Grossman

The Hangman’s Daughter – Oliver Potzsch

The Dark Monk – Oliver Potzsch

A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Allan Quartermain – H. Rider Haggard

Allegiant – Veronica Roth (though I have to wait for October for this one!!!)

Angel’s Ink: The Asylum Tales – Jocelynn Drake

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

314 – A.R. Wise

Flame Moon – K.J. Jackson

Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia  and Margaret Stohl (not sure why there are two authors – I may have to look into that)

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II – Denise Kiernan

Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris

The Ice Princess – Camilla Läckberg

The Preacher – Camilla Läckberg

The Hypnotist – Lars Kepler

The Summer I Learned to Dive – Shannon McCrimmon

Absolute Fear – Lisa Jackson

Dreams and Shadows – C. Robert Cargill

Under Vanishing Skies – G.S. Fields

The Unwords: Exposing the Dishonest Language of a Culture in Decline – Non Nomen

Cobweb Bride – Vera Nazarian

Darc Murders Collection – Ben Hopkin

The Game – Shane Scollins

The Last Bad Job – Colin Dodds

Chosen – Denise Grover Swank

Easy Bake Coven – Liz Schulte

The Seal – Adriana Koulias

Preta’s Realm: The Haunting – J. Thorn

The Cana Mystery – David Beckett

Indisputable Proof – Gary Williams and Vicky Knerly

Year Zero: A Novel – Rob Reid

Soaring Stones: A Kite-Powered Approach to Building Egypt’s Pyramids – Daniel Cray and Maureen Clemmons

The Twelve Stones – RJ Johnson

Robert E. Lee’s Railroad – Charles Grattan Price, Jr.

The Ghost and the Graveyard – Genevieve Jack

Where the Sun Don’t Shine – Todd Travis

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake – various

Freight Train Across the Outback: On Board the First Train to Cross Austrailia From South to North – Simon Worrall

Deadland: Untold Stories of Alice in Deadland – Mainak Dhar

The Messiah Matrix – Kenneth John Atchity

The Barefoot Sisters Southbound (Adventures on the Appalachian Trail) – Lucy Letcher

The Ming Storytellers – Laura Rhame

Revenant – Allan Leverone

Passage Graves – Madyson Rush

Insight – Jamie Magee

The Discovery of Socket Greeny – Tony Bertauski

The Lightcap – Dan Marshall

Connected – Simon Denman

Seven Unholy Days – Jerry Hatchett

Doctor Sleep – Stephen King

I’ll keep updating this list as it changes and moves through these books so be sure to check back for reviews and any recommendations!  Or find me on Goodreads and see what books I’ve added to that list (those are the books I want to buy and read or books I have already read)

3 responses to “My “To-Read” Pile

  1. Pingback: Book Hoarder or Bibliophile? | Singing Underwater

  2. A.

    Hi from NaBloPoMo! This is a great list, and I really loved The Kite Runner. I’ll be reading Brave New World at some point this summer because it’s on the ‘maybe’ list for works to teach in my 11th grade class next year, and, hey, I’m a sucker for the sinister drama of a good dystopia. Do you use Goodreads? That’s my go to for stockpiling titles.

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