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I love birthdays!!!

Between books I purchased for myself, and gift certificates I received as birthday presents which allowed me to buy more books, my To Be Read shelf just increased exponentially.

In no particular order:

And finally, because a girl can’t live on books alone:


Categorizing my upstairs To Be Read shelf

This process has shamed me somewhat.  I can’t believe I have this many books that I haven’t read – yet continue to spend money on new books.  This isn’t even a total list – I have more bookshelves downstairs that I haven’t looked at yet.  The one saving grace is that I only bought maybe half the books on the list – the rest are books borrowed from my parents.  Which is I suppose even worse – I wonder if they want them back?

(k) = Kindle format

Pride & Predjudice – Jane Austen
Maneater – Gigi Levangie Grazer
Lost in Austen – Create your Own Jane Austen Adventure – Emma Campbell Webster
Henry & June – Anais Nin
Katherine – Anya Seton
Good In Bed – Jennifer Weiner
The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen – Syrie James
Northern Lights – Nora Roberts
Angels Fall – Nora Roberts
The Hollow – Nora Roberts (k)
Everything’s Coming Up Rosie – Kasey Michaels
Sweet Success – Susan Mallery
Rescue Me – Gigi Levangie Grazer

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy:
Greywalker – Kat Richardson
Kiss of Crimson – Lara Adrian
Kiss of Midnight – Lara Adrian (k)
Mistral’s Kiss – Laurel K Hamilton
Night Life – Caitlin Kittredge (k)
Cast in Secret – Michelle Sagara (k)
Witchling – Yasmine Galenorn (k)
The Touch of Twilight – Vicki Pettersson (k)
Dance with the Devil – Sherrilyn Kenyon (k)
Night Pleasures – Sherrilyn Kenyon (k)
The Watcher – Jeanne C Stein (k)
Seize the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon (k)
Micah – Laurell K Hamilton (k)
A Kiss of Shadows – Laurell K Hamilton (k)
My Immortal – Erin McCarthy (k)
Claimed by Shadow – Karen Chance
Bad Blood – L.A. Banks

Science Fiction/Fantasy:
Brilliance of the Moon – Lian Hearn
Starman – Sara Douglass
Son of Avonar  – Carol Berg
The Magician’s Guild – Trudi Canavan
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell
The Outstretched Shadow – Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Lost Truth – Dawn Cook
Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier (k)
The Way of Shadows – Brent Weeks (k)
Gabriel’s Ghosts – Linnea Sinclair (k)
Soul – Tobsha Learner (k)
The Gunslinger – Stephen King (k)
The Queen’s Bastard – C.E. Murphy (k)
Tempting Danger – Eileen Weeks

Young Adult:
Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor
Seeing Redd – Frank Beddor
A Great & Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
Rebel Angels – Libba Bray
The Warrior Heir – Cinda Williams Chima
Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
Song of the Sparrow – Lisa Ann Sandell

The Last American Man – Elizabeth Gilbert
Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer
Adrift – Steven Callahan
Everest to Arabia – Jamie Clarke
Above the Clouds – Anatoli Boukreev
Forever on the Mountain – James Tabor

Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
Man & Boy – Tony Parsons
Suite Francais – Irene Nemirovsky
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Big Stone Gap – Adriana Trigiani
Gone – Lisa Gardner
Whispers – Lisa Jackson
Hot Blooded – Lisa Jackson
The Last Kingdom – Bernard Cornwell
Stone Cold – David Baldacci
Protect & Defend – Vince Flynn
Blind Side – Catherine Coulter
Death Match – Lincoln Child
Exit Strategy – Kelley Armstrong

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
Deception Point – Dan Brown

Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
Smashed – Koren Zailckas
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Born Standing Up – Steve Martin

Self Help/Business:
Your Best Year Yet – Jinny S Ditzler
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty – Manuel J. Smith
The Starbucks Experience – Joseph Michelli
The Highly Sensitive Child – Elaine N Aron
Do It Tomorrow – Mark Forster

*ETA about 15 other books I found*

Initial to be read list – 2009

These books are culled from my Kindle (not samples, but full books I haven’t read yet) and recent reviews from other blogs that have made me desperate to read them.  It does not include any of the stacks of books I’ve had in my TBR pile for the last year or more – those I will be sorting through this weekend.  (I should add though that some of them aren’t available in Kindle format, so I will have to go to the bookstore to get them)

In no particular order:

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception – By Maggie Stiefvater
The Blade Itself – By Joe Abercrombie
Wicked Game – By Jeri Smith-Ready
Blood Angel – By Justine Musk
Clockwork Heart – By Dru Pagliassotti
Lord of the Fading Lands – By C. L. Wilson
Magic Bites – By Ilona Andrews
Kushiel’s Dart – By Jacqueline Carey
The Becoming – By Jeanne Stein
Ender in Exile – By Orson Scott Card
The Way of Shadows – By Brent Weeks
Daughter of the Forest – By Juliet Marillier
Night Life – By Caitlin Kittredge
Witchling – By Yasmine Galenorn
Gabriel’s Ghosts – By Linnea Sinclair
The Watcher – By Jeanne C Stein