Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Sunday Salon: My Ever-Growing TBR List (2012 Update)

In 2011 I added 42 books to my TBR list and marked off 24—exactly the same number as in 2010. I've adjusted my 2011 list for 2012 by marking off those books I read last year.

If you've reviewed any of these books on your blog, feel free to post a comment with the link and I'll add it to my list.
*Indicates books added in 2012

*An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg.
Aprons on a Clothesline by T. DePree
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
*The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy (read and reviewed here 1/12)
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as Told by Jody M. Roy, Ph.D. (reviewed at Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar (reviewed at Bookworm's Dinner)
Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain
*The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
Behind the Burqa by Sulima and Hala (reviewed by Semicolon)
*Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
Blood Hollow by W. Krueger
Blood of Flowers
by A. Amirrezvani
Blood Work
by M Connelly
Book of a Thousand Days by S. Hale (reviewed on Semicolon and Maw Books)
Book of Lost Things by J. Connelly
Bootletter’s Daughter by M. Maron
Born on a Blue Day by D. Tammet (reviewed on Sam’s Book Blog)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Capote
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (read and reviewed 3/12)
*The Bungalow by Sarah Jio (read and reviewed 11/12)
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Read and reviewed 6/12)
Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass (read Feb. 2012)
*City of Thieves by David Benioff
Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eye Ward
Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry
Commoner by J.B. Schwarz
Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
A Country Doctor’s Casebook by R. MacDonald
The Dawning of the Day: A Jerusalem Tale by Haim Sabato
*Deadline by Randy Alcorn
Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanagh
Death’s Acre by William M. Bass
Departed, The by K. Mackel
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (read and reviewed 4/12)
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by D. Gregory
Dough: A Memoir by Mort Zachter (reviewed by Lisa at 5 Minutes for Books)
*The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (Reviewed at S. Krishna's Books)
*The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns
Executioner's Song by Mailer
*Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Darie (reviewed at Maw Books)
Far to Go by Alison Pick (Reviewed by Kristina at The Book Keeper)
Family Nobody Wanted by Doss
Fatal Vision by J. McGinnis
Father, Mother, God: My Journey Out of Christian Science by Lucia Greenhouse
First Wife by Emily Barr (recommended by Fleur Fisher)
Flowers by D. Gilb
Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (read and reviewed 5/12)
Fortune Cookie Chronicles by J. Lee
Franklin and Lucy by Joseph Persico
Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith (reviewed by Leah at Good Reads)
Ghost Map
by S. Jackson
Ghost Writer, The by J. Harwood
*Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
*The Girl in the Italian Bakery by Kenneth Tingle
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel
Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
God Is the Gospel by J. Piper
Gods and Kings series
by Lynn Austin
*Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Hava: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee (added 1/09; reviewed by My Friend Amy)
Heaven
by R. Alcorn
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (reviewed by Gautami at Reading Room)
High House, The
by James Stoddard
Hiroshima
by John Hershey
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan C. Bartoletti (reviewed by Natasha at Maw Books)
Hot Zone by R. Preston (reviewed by Semicolon)
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen (mentioned by The Magic Lasso)
*How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway (read and reviewed 5/12)
Human Cargo by C. Moorehead
Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan (reviewed at These Words)
I Am Scout by Charles J. Shields (reviewed by Becky)
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
*Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie Helgoe
*Introverts in the Church by Adam McHugh 
*The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (read and reviewed 8/12)
Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas
Ishmael
by E. Southwark
Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me
by Ian Morgan Cron (reviewed at Rachel Held Evans)
Keeping the House
by E. Baker
Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones (reviewed by Bookeywookey)
Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger (reviewed at Thoughts of Joy)
Last Storyteller by D. Noble
Leave it to Claire
by T. Bateman
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan (reviewed by Literary Feline)
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (read and reviewed 7/12)
Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza (reviewed at Maw Books and Just a Reading Fool)
Liar’s Diary by P. Francis (reviewed by Semicolon)
Life Among Savages
by Shirley Jackson (reviewed at Dwell in Possibility)
Life Is So Good
by R. Glaubman
Little Altars Everywhere
by R. Wells
Living End
by L. Samson
Look Me in the Eye
by John Elder Robison
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka (reviewed at The Lost Entwife)
Lost Children of Wilder by N. Bernstein
*Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
Loving Frank by N. Horan
Mad Girls in Love by M. West
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (read and reviewed 11/12)
Man without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
Many Sleepless Nights
by Lee Gutkind
Mariner's Compass
by E. Fowler
*The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
Mercy Falls by WK Krueger
Minding the South
by J. Reed
Moloka’I
by A. Brennert
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (Reviewed at The Bluestocking Society)
*The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton (read and reviewed 2/13)
*Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
Murder in the Name of Honor by Rana Husseini (Reviewed at Reading Through Life)
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (Reviewed by Reading to Know)
Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls
Noah's Compass
by Anne Tyler
Not without My Daughter
by B. Mahmoody
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash (read and reviewed here 1/12)
Other Boleyn Girl, The by P Gregory
Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote
Papua New Guinea: Notes from a Spinning Planet
by M. Carlson (reviewed by Clean Reads)
Perfect Example by John Porcellino (reviewed at The Hidden Side of the Leaf)
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin (reviewed at Reader Buzz)
*Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert
Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon (reviewed at Missy's Book Nook)
Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett
Property by Valerie Martin (reviewed by The Magic Lasso)
Quaker Summer
by Lisa Samson
Quilter’s Apprentice
by J. Chiaverini
*The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas
Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson
Reading Lolita in Tehran by
Azar Nafisi
*The Rebel Wife by Taylor Polites (read and reviewed 11/12)
Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson (Reviewed at Reading to Know)
*The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Rises the Night
by C. Gleason
River Wife, The by James Agee
Room by Emma Donoghue (read and reviewed here 1/12)
Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Schwartz (reviewed on Shelf Life)
Rumspringa
by Shactman
*Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins (reviewed by Just a Reading Fool)
Same Kind of Different As Me
by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (recommended by Stray Thoughts)
Saving Levi Left to Die
by Lisa Bently
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (Reviewed by Word Lily)
*The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.
A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay (read and reviewed 2/12)
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian (Reviewed at In the Pages)
Sentimental, Heartbroken Rednecks by Greg Bottoms (Reviewed by Sage)
Seven Loves by Trueblood
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
*The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
* Slaves, Women & Homosexuals by William J. Webb
*The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
* So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (reviewed at Polishing Mud Balls)
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf (reviewed at Maw Books)
Some Girls by Jillian Lauren (reviewed by Book Club Classics)
Song of the Cuckoo Bird by Amulya Malladi
Song Yet Sung
by James McBride
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture by Donna Partow
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
Stillwater
by William Weld
Stoner
by John Williams (suggested by JoAnn at Every Day Matters)
The Story of a Beautiful Girl
by Rachel Simon
The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump by Sandra Hempel
Summer Crossing by Truman Capote (reviewed by CaribousMom)
Summerland
by M. Cabon
Sweet Potato Queen
by J. Browne
Teahouse Fire, The
by Ellis Avery
Stones Cry Out
by M Szymusiak
Testament of Youth
by Vera Brittain (recommended at Musings)
There Are No Children Here
by A. Kotlowitz
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
by Alan Alda
Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher (reviewed at Gautami's Reading Room)
This Boy's Life
by Tobias Wolff
Thousand Years of Good Prayers
by Yiyun Li
The Threadbare Heart
by Jenny Nash (reviewed at Maw Books)
Three Cups of Tea
by G. Mortenson
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres
Time Between by Mary Duenas
To My Senses by A. Weis (reviewed by J. Kaye)
Tomorrow, the River by D. Gray
Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
by D. Hari (reviewed by CaribousMom and Maw Books)
Trauma and Ghost Town by P. McGrath
*True Sisters by Sandra Dallas (read and reviewed 10/12)
Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera
*Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Uprising by Margaret Haddix (reviewed by Semicolon)
Undress me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman (reviewed by Book Zombie)
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
*The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (read and reviewed 10/12)
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Well and the Mine, The by Gin Phillips (reviewed by Semicolon)
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
*What Alice Forgot by Liane Mortiarty. 
What I Though I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
What Is What by D. Eggers (reviewed at Maw Books)
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
What Peace There May Be by Susanna Brarlow
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn (Reviewed at Big A, Little A)
When I Lay My Isaac Down by C. Kent
*When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
*When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewalt
Wherever you Go by Joan Leegant (reviewed by Bibliophiliac)
Whistling in the Dark by L. Kagen
Who Killed My Daughter by Lois Duncan (Reviewed at Nonfiction Lover)
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Winter Seeking by V. Wright
Winter Walk
by L. Cox
Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (recommended at Rebecca Reads)
Women of the Silk by G. Tsuriyama
Year of Living Biblically
by AJ Jacobs (reviewed by Andi Lit)
*Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes  
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark
(read and reviewed April 2012)

3 comments:

Harvee said...

What a lot of books! Have fun reading them. I am cutting down on the books I ask for or accept. No time!

Ordinary Reader said...

Great list! Lots of titles new to me that I’m checking out for my own tbr. I've posted on these ones:
Breakfast at Tiffany's: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2011/10/breakfast-at-tiffanys.html
Ex Libris-Confessions of a Common Reader:http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2012/01/ex-libris-confessions-of-common-reader.html
The Forgotten Garden: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/09/forgotten-garden.html
How Reading Changed My Life: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-reading-changed-my-life.html
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/07/major-pettigrews-last-stand.html
Reading Lolita In Tehran: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/04/reading-lolita-in-tehran.html
Someone Knows My Name (“The Book Of Negroes” in Canada): http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-of-negroes.html
The Woman In White: http://ordinaryreader.blogspot.com/2010/09/woman-in-white.html
Thanks!

Cozy in Texas said...

Quite a list.
Ann