Sunday, July 30, 2006

'To Be Read' List

I do not intend to read all the books on this list, which serves only as an aid to me when I'm searching for a book at the library, bookstore, or online. It provides a common place to record book. Up until now I've written these down on pieces of napkins, scraps of papers, postcards, etc and shoved them in my purse.

* indicates books I own
@ refers to books my city library claims to own
@A indicates an Audio recording at the city library
# books that neither the library or I own
Sh any other initials indicate someone I know who owns the book

#Abraham, Pearl The Romance Reader
*Ackerman, Diane An Alchemy of Mind
*Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Purple Hibiscus
Agee, James A Death in the Family
@Albert, Susan Wittig(China Bayles mystery series)
Thyme of Death
Witches' Bane
Hangman's Root
Rosemary Remembered
Rueful Death
Love Lies Bleeding
Chile Death
Lavender Lies
Mistletoe Man
Indigo Dying
Dead Man's Bones
Bleeding Hearts
Spanish Dagger
#Alexander, Tash And Only to Decieve
#Ali, Ayaan Irsi The Caged Virgin
#Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid's Tale
*Austen, Jane Persuasion
@Aw, Tash The Harmony Silk Factory (quit after 100 pages)
#Ban Breatnach, Sarah Romancing the Ordinary
*Barr, Nevada Track the Cat, Deep South
*Barrett, Andrea The Voyage of the Narwhal
Barron, Stephanie Jane Austen Mystery series
@Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
#Jane and the Man of the Cloth
#Jane and the Wandering Eye
#Jane and the Genius of the Place
@Jane and the Stillroom Maid
@Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
#Jane and the Gosts of Netley
#Jane and His Lordship's Legacy
#Jane and the Barque of Frailty
@Barry, John M. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
#Basbane, Nicholas Every Book Its Reader (4-5*)
*Berg, Elizabeth Ordinary Life (ShortSt)
*Berry, Liz The China Garden (5* YA)
#Beverly-Whitmore, Miranda The Effects of Light
Binchy, Maeve The Evening Class
@A Binchy, Maeve Scarlet Feather
*Bloom, Harold How to Read and Why (NF)
*Boston, L.M. The Children of Green Knowe (Child's Classic)
#Boyle, T.C. Talk Talk
@Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
*Brown, Dan Angels and Demons
Bryson, Bill A Walk in the Woods
*Buckley, Fiona To Shield the Queen
*Bujold, Lois Cordelia's Honor (4.5* YA)
@Bujold, Lois The Curse of Chalion (4.5* YA)
Buzbee, Lewis The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
#Calhoon, Dia Aria of the Sea (4.5* YA)
@Calhoun, Dia Firegold (4.5* YA)
Calvino, Italo If On a Winter's Night a Traveler
#Carey, Peter Theft: A Love Story
*Casey, John Spartina
*Chartier, JoAnn Love Untame (ShortSt)
Sh Chevalier, Tracey The Lady and the Unicorn
@Clancy, Tom The Cardinal of the Kremlin
*Clark, Joan A Word for Home (YA: set in Newfoundland)
@Clark, Mary Higgins Two Little Girls in Blue
Coben, Harlan Gone for Good
Coben, Harlan Myron Bolitar Mystery series
Deal Breaker
Drop Shot
Fade Away
Back Spin
The False Move
*Coelho, Paul The Alchemist (4-5*)
#Colen, Harlan Just One Look
Collins, Suzanne Gregor the Overlander: Book 1 in the Underland Chronicles (4.5* YA)
Compote, Truman In Cold Blood
Corrigan, Maaureen Leave Me Alone I'm Reading
@Crombie, Suzanne A Share in Death (Mys)
Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death (NF)
deAlarcon, Pedro Antonio (Spain) The Three Cornered Hat
*deLint, Charles Dreams Underfoot (ShortSt)
Dickey, James Deliverance
#Dominque, Ronly The Mercy of Thin Air (4.5*)
#Dorrestein, Renate A Heart of Stone
#Douglas, Ken Dead Ringer
*Drabble, Margaret The Needle's Eye
*Dunant, Sarah Hannah Wolfe Mystery Series
@Dunant, Sarah In the Company of the Courtessan (4*)
*Dunant, Sarah Mapping the Edge (4*)
*Dunning, John Booked to Die (1st in Cliff Janeway mystery series)
@Duprau, Jeanie The City of Ember
Dykeman, Wilma Tall Woman
@Eager, Edward Half Magic
Emerson, Kathy Lynn Susanna Applteon Mystery Series
*Face Down in the Marrow Bone Pie (April 2006)
*Face Down Upon an Herbal (May 2006)
*Face Down Among the Winchester Geese (May 2006)
*Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross (June 2006)
*Face Down Under the Wych Elm (June 2006)
*Face Down Before Rebel Hooves (July 2006)
Face Down Across the Western Sea
Face Down Below the Banqueting House
@Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well
Face Down Over the Border
*Emerson, Kathy Lynn Winter Tapestry
*Esehagu, Rosemary The Looming Fog
Evanovich, Janet Stephanie Plum mystery series
@One for the Money
@Two for the Dough
*Fadiman, Anne Rereadings
Franklin, Tom Hell at the Breech
@Fazer, Charles Cold Mountain
Gabalon, Diana (Outlander series)
@ADragonfly in Amber
@ADrums of Autumn
@AThe Fiery Cross
@AABreath of Snow and Ashes
#Gaiman, Neil Anansi Boys (4.5* YA)
Gardner, Sally I, Coriander (4.5* Youth)
#Gilbert, Elizabeth Eat, Pray, Love
#George, Sara The Beekeeper's Pupil
Jen Golden, Arthur Memoirs of a Geisha
Goldhagen, Shari Family and Other Accidents (4.5*)
#Greenan, Russell It Happened in Boston
Greiman, Lois Unzipped
*Grimes, Martha The Man with a Load of Mischief
@A Guildfoild, Kevin Cast of Shadow (4* Thriller)
*Guill, Jane Nectar From a Stone
Haggard, H. Rider She
*Hale, Shannon Goose Girl (5*YA)
*Hale, Shannon Enna Burning (5* YA)
*Hale, Shannon Princess Academy (4.5* Newberry Honor)
@Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon
Harper, Karen Elizabeth I Mystery series
The Poyson Garden
The Tidal Poole
The Twilight Tower
Harris, Jane The Observations
@Harris, Joanne Gentlemen & Players (Suspense)
Hershey, John A Bell for Adano
#Hill, Susan The Various Haunts of Men
*Hirsh, M.E. Kabul
*Hobb, Robin Assassin's Apprentice
Hoffman, Alice The Ice Queen
Holby, Winifred Land of Green Ginger
*Howard, Linda Son of the Morning
Indridason, Arnaldur Silence of the Grave
Aly Irving, John A Prayer for Own Meany
#Ives, David Monsieur Eek (Youth)
Japin, Arthur (Netherlands) In Lucia's Eyes
#Jelhoun, Tahar Ben This Blinding Absence of Light
Jennings, Maureen Detective Murdoch series
#Except the Dying (book #1)
*Jensen, Liz Ark Baby
#Jensen, Liz My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
*Jensen, Liz The Ninth Life of Louis Drux
#Johnson, Laurel The Alley of Wishes (5*)
*Jones, Edward The Known World
@A Kanon, Joseph The Good German
Karon, Jan The Miford Series
@At Home in Mitford
*A Light in the Window
@These High Green Hills
@Out of Canaan
*A New Song
*A Common Life
*In This Mountain
@Kava, Alex A Perfect Evil (Book 1 of Maggie O'Dell mystery series)
@Kerr, Phillip The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp series YA)
Killian, Diana The Poetic Death series
*Rhymes and Misdemeanors
*Verse of the Vampyre
@Kimmel, Haven A Girl Named Zippy (NF)
#Knox, Elizabeth Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dream hunter Duet (YA)
*Koontz, Dean Brother Odd (Not published yet, but I've preordered it)
*Koontz, Dean The Frankenstein Series (3 books)
Koryta, Michael Tonight I Said Goodbye
@Kring, Sandra The Book of Bright Ideas (5*)
@Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Kross, Jaan (Estonia) The Czar's Madman
#Lalami, Laila Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (5*)
Laskas, Jeannie Fifty Acres and a Poodle
@Lavigne, Michael Not Me (4.5*)
@Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
#Little, Patricia The Angel's Cup (4.5*)
*Liss, David A Spectacle of Curruption
*Levy, Andrea Small Island
*Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce
*Lewis, C.S. Screwtape Letters
*Lewis, C.S. Till We Have Faces
#Lusseyran, Jacques And There Was Light (AutoBio)
#Malladi, Amulya Song of the Cuckoo Bird (4*)
Mom Markandava, Kamala Nectar in a Sieve
#Martin, Kirk Shade of the Maple (4.5*)
#McCrae, Jackson Tippett The Bark of Dogwood (4.5*)
*McCrumb, Sharyn The Ballad of Frankie Silver
#McKay, Ami The Birth House
#Miller, Andrew Ingenious Pain
#Minnot, Eliza The Brambles (4.5*)
*Mitchell, Joseph The Bottom of the Harbor (ShortSt)
*Monfredo, Miriam Grace Seneca Falls Inheritance
@A Morgan, Marlo Mutant Message Down Under
#Murdock, Dame Iris The Bell (4.5*)
Murray, Victoria Taylor (The Lambert series)
#Thief of Hearts
#Friendly Enemies
#Le Fin
#Neville, Katherine The Eight (4* Thriller)
*Norman, Diana A Catch of Consequence
Novik, Naomi Temeraire Dragon series
@His Majesty's Dragon
@Throne of Jade
@Black Powder War
Page, Katherine Hall Faith Fairchild mystery series
The Body in the Belfry
The Body in the Kelp
The Body in the Bouillon
The Body in the Vestibule
The Body in the Cast
The Body in the Basement
#Payne, Holly The Virgin's Knot
#Parker, T. Jefferson The Fallen (5*)
Peters, Elizabeth Amelia Peabody series
@Crocodile on the Sandbank
@Curse of the Pharaohs
@The Mummy Case
@ Lion in the Valley
@The Deeds of the Disturber
@The Last Camel Died at Noon
@The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog
@The Hippopotamus Pool
@Seeing a Large Cat
@The Ape Who Guards the Balance
@The Falcon at the Portal
@He Shall Thunder in the Sky
@Lord of the Silent
@The Golden One
@Children of the Storm
@Guardian of the Horizon
@Serpent on the Crown
@Tomb of the Gold Bird
*Pilcher, Rosamund Shell Seekers (4.5*)
*Pilcher, Rosamund September (4.5*)
@Pilcher, Rosamund Under Gemini (4.5*)
Preston, Douglas and Childs, Lincoln Pendergast series
Cabinet of Curiosities
Dance of Death
Book of the Dead
Pullman, Phillip His Dark Materials Trilogy
@A The Golden Compass
@A The Subtle Knife
@A The Amber Spyglass
#Riley, Judith The Oracle Glass
#Riley, Judith Vision of Light
@A Rimington, Stella At Risk
Robb, J.D. Eve Dallas mystery series
Memory in Death
Glory in Death
@A Immortal in Death
Rapture in Death
Ceremoy in Death
Vengeance in Death
Holiday in Death
@Robinson, Marilynne Gilead (4.5*)
@Rosoff, Meg How I Live Now (4.5* YA)
Ruddick, James Death at the Priory
Rushdie, Salman Haroun and the Sea of Stories
@Russell, Mary Doria A Thread of Grace
Russo, Richard, Straight Man
Salzman, Mark Lying Awake
#Sansevieri, Penny Candlewood Lake (4.5*)
#Savage, Sam Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife (5*)
*Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg The Snow Fox
*Scott, Joanna Catherine Cassandra Lost
@Scottoline, Lisa Dirty Blonde
*Seton, Anya Green Darkness
*Seton, Anya Katharine
Sharratt, Mary, The Vanishing Point
#Sheehan, Aurelie History Lessons for Girls
#Sheridan, Rie The Lute and the Liar (5* YA)
Sholes, Lynne The Grail Comspiracy
Shors, John Beneath a Marble Sky
Simon, Scott Pretty Birds
#Siroka, Jane Maddalena
Skolkin-Smith, Leora Edges: O Israel, O Palestine (4.5* NF)
Soesbee, Ree Wind of Honor (Four Winds Saga)
Smith, Alexander McCall #1 Ladies Detective Agency series
@A Blue Shoes and Happiness
@A Cupboard Full of Life
#Smith, Dodie I Capture the Castle
Smith, Dominic The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre
Staikos, Andreas (Greece) Les Liaisons Culinaires
@Sparks, Nicoholas Three Weeks With My Brother
*Stewart, May The Crystal Cave
Stokes, Penelope J. The Blue Bottle Club
#Straight, Susan A Million Nightingales (4*)
#Straight, Susan I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (4.5*)
Stroud, Jonathan The Bartimaeus Trilogy
@Amulet of Samarkand
@The Golem's Eye
@Ptolemy's Gate
#Sundararaj, Aneeta Snapshots!
@A Tan, Amy The Opposite of Fate (4.5* Bio)
@Tan, Amy The Bonesetter's Daughter
@Tan, Amy The Hundred Secret Senses
Taylor, D.J. Kept: A Victorian Mystery
*Taylor, Sarah Stewart O' Artful Death, Mansions of the Dead, Judgement of the Grave
*Teresa of Avila Interior Castle (NF)
Tey, Josephine Daughter of Time
*Trigiani, Adriana Big Stone Gap
#Tsukiyama, Gail Dreaming Water
Tucker, Lisa Once Upon a Day
#Tucker, Lisa Song Reader (4.5*)
*Unsworth, Barry Sacred Hunger
*Urrea, Luis Alberto The Hummingbird's Daughter
#Ursu, Anne Spilling Clarence (4.5*)
Vangen-Ratcliffe, Sheri Heir Apparent (4.5* Mystery)
Vida, Vendela And Now You Can Go
@Vreeland, Susan The Forest Lover
#Weber, Katharine The Music Lesson (4*), Triangle (4.5*)
#Wicomb, Zoe Playing in the Light
Winspear, Jacqueline Maise Dobbs mystery series
@Maisie Dobbs
Birds of a Feather
@Pardonable Lies
Messenger of Truth
Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Wild Berries
#Zackheim, Victoria The Bone Weaver (4*)
#Zafon, Carlos Rulz The Shadow of the Wind
#Zusak, Markus The Book Thief (5*YA)


Susan Abraham said...

What an exciting book list you've got here, Booklogged.
Rosamunde Pilcher just has to be my one of my favourite authors of all time. Especially with her stories of The Shell Seekers and September, that changed forever how I myself would approach and write fiction. To say nothing of the heartwarming sentiments, both books conveyed heartily to me.

booklogged said...

Susan, so glad to hear that. Haven't read any Pilcher's yet, but now I look forward to them with even more interest.

Library Mama said...

That is such an extensive list!

I have to agree with Susan above. I love Rosamunde Pilcher, as well. I thought I had read everything published by her, but I've not read Under Gemini. I'll put it on hold at the library tomorrow. I've also read a book by Pilcher's son Robin. He may have written more - I'm not sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ami McKay's The Birth House. I did a review of it in April. You can find it at

I also enjoyed Dan Brown's Angels and Demons - better than The DaVinci Code.

Have you ever read anything by Maeve Binchy? She is one of my favourites - lovely stories of Ireland.

Thanks for the great list. I'll be looking for a few of these books at the library on my next visit.

booklogged said...

Library Mama, our book club selection one month was Tara Road by Maeve Binchy, but for some reason I didn't read it - something must have been going on. Is there any of hers that you would highly recommend. I'll add them to my list, which I'm going to need 3 lifetimes to get through!

I'm heading over to read your review of Birth House.

Library Mama said...

I suppose literature is a very personal thing, so it's hard to know which you would like the most. My favourite, though, was Evening Class. Binchy takes several people with fairly diverse backgrounds and shows how their lives mesh when they take an evening class in the Italian language. I really loved it.

Have you ever seen the movie Circle of Friends? It is based on a Maeve Binchy book.

Framed said...

I love Maeve Binchy. I think I have one of her books, but I'm not sure. I need to catalog them. I also own the Bartimaeus Triology, Opposite of Fate (Cassie has it right now) and The Hundred Secret Senses. Then I am not looking at your list again since some of them look inviting and I can't add any more to my TBR list. I just left I only ordered one book and a bunch of DVD's