Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Ever-Growing TBR List (Updated)

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 2010

*Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout (Read and reviewed 11/10.)
A Country Doctor’s Casebook
by R. MacDonald
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by D. Eggers (Read Jan. 2010. My review here.)
*Amy and Isabelle
by Elizabeth Strout
Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg.
*Ape House by Sara Gruen
Aprons on a Clothesline by T. DePree
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
Arctic Homestead
by Norma Cobb (Read 10/10. My review here.)
*Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as Told by Jody M. Roy, Ph.D. (reviewed at Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
*Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (mentioned at Books and Cooks)
*Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar (reviewed at Bookworm's Dinner)
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (Reviewed here in 2010)
Behind the Burqa by Sulima and Hala (reviewed by Semicolon)
Black, White and Red trilogy
by Ted Dekker
Bless Your Heart, Tramp
by Celia Rivenbark
Blood Hollow
by W. Krueger
Blood of Flowers
by A. Amirrezvani
by Amy Greene (reviewed at New Dork Review)
Blood Work
by M Connelly
*Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (Read Sept. 2010. My review here.)
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
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo (Read Feb. 2010. My review here.)
Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center (Read Jan 2010. My review here.)
*Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian (Read Jan. 2010. My review here)
*Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman (Reviewed at S. Krishna's Books)
Commoner by J.B. Schwarz
Confederates in the Attic (reviewed by Semicolon)
Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
The Dawning of the Day: A Jerusalem Tale by Haim Sabato
Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanagh
Death’s Acre by William M. Bass
Departed, The by K. Mackel
Diary, The by Eileen Goudge (Reviewed at Lesa's Book Critiques)
*The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
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)
Eat, Pray, Love by E. Gilbert (reviewed by Maw Books
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim (Read and reviewed 7/10)
*Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (Reviewed at S. Krishna's Books)
Executioner's Song by Mailer
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
Flowers by D. Gilb
Fortune Cookie Chronicles by J. Lee
Franklin and Lucy by Joseph Persico (reviewed by Bookworm's Diner)
*Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith (reviewed by Leah at Good Reads)
*The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
German Woman, The by Paul Griner (reviewed at Bookworm's Diner)
Ghost Map
by S. Jackson
Ghost Writer, The by J. Harwood
The Girls by Lori Lansens
*Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (Read and reviewed Nov. 2010.) Recommended at Books and Movies)
Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson (Read and reviewed 11/10.)
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
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls (read and reviewed here April 2010)
Hava: The Story of Eve
by Tosca Lee (added 1/09; reviewed by My Friend Amy)
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by D. Eggers (read and reviewed January 2010)
by R. Alcorn
*The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Read and reviewed August 2010)
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (reviewed by Gautami at Reading Room)
High House, The
by James Stoddard
by John Hershey
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan C. Bartoletti (reviewed by Natasha at Maw Books)
*Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (my 2010 review here)
Hot Zone by R. Preston (reviewed by Semicolon)
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen (mentioned by The Magic Lasso)
Human Cargo by C. Moorehead
Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan (reviewed at These Words)
**Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I Am Scout by Charles J. Shields (reviewed by Becky)
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas
by E. Southwark
Keeping the House
by E. Baker
*Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (reviewed at The Bluestocking Society)
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 (reviewed at Lesa's Book Critiques)
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
Little Giant of Aberdeen County
by Tiffany Baker (Reviewed at Maw Books)
Living End
by L. Samson
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka (reviewed at The Lost Entwife)
Lost Children of Wilder by N. Bernstein
Loving Frank by N. Horan
Mad Girls in Love by M. West
Man without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut
Many Sleepless Nights
by Lee Gutkind
Mariner's Compass
by E. Fowler
Marley and Me
by J. Grogan
*Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
by Rhoda Janzen (Reviewed by Kristina at The Book Keeper)
Mercy Falls
by WK Krueger
Minding the South
by J. Reed
by A. Brennert
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (Reviewed at The Bluestocking Society)
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (Read and reviewed March 2010.)
*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)
*My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (Reviewed by at Bookworm's Dinner)
Never Let Me Go by K. Ishiguro (Read and reviewed 8/10.)
*Noah's Compass
by Anne Tyler
Not without My Daughter
by B. Mahmoody
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout (Read and reviewed 11/10.)
Omnivore’s Daughter
by M Pollan
On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash (reviewed by Natasha at Maw Books)
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)
Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon (reviewed at Missy's Book Nook)
Property by Valerie Martin (reviewed by The Magic Lasso)
Purple Hibiscus by C. Ngozi Adichie (reviewed by CaribousMom)
Quaker Summer
by Lisa Samson
Queen of the Big Time
by Adriana Trigiani (Read April 2010. My review here.)
Quilter’s Apprentice
by J. Chiaverini
Raising Demons
by Shirley Jackson
*Refuge on Crescent Hill
by Melanie Dobson (Reviewed at Reading to Know)
*The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Rises the Night
by C. Gleason
River Wife, The by James Agee
*Room by Emma Donoghue
Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Schwartz (reviewed on Shelf Life)
by Shactman
Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
Saffron Kitchen, The
by Yasmin Crowther (Read April 2010. My review here.)
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 a friend while waiting in a funeral line and by Stray Thoughts)
Saving Levi Left to Die
by Lisa Bently
*Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (Reviewed by Word Lily)
*A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
*The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain (Reviewed by S. Krishna)
*Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian (Reviewed at In the Pages)
Sentimental, Heartbroken Rednecks by Greg Bottoms (Reviewed by Sage)
Seven Loves by Trueblood
*Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Read March 2010. My review here)
*She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
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
*South of Broad
by Pat Conroy (read and reviewed Dec. 2010)
Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman (Read and reviewed Aug. 2010)
by William Weld
by John Williams (suggested by JoAnn at Every Day Matters)
Summer Crossing
by Truman Capote (reviewed by CaribousMom)
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
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
Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera
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
Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton (reviewed by Kinnic Reads)
Well and the Mine, The by Gin Phillips (reviewed by Semicolon)
What I Though I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
What Is What by D. Eggers (reviewed at Maw Books)
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 We Were Orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Whistling in the Dark
by L. Kagen
*Whiter Than Snow
by Sandra Dallas (Read and Reviewed 9/10)
Who Killed My Daughter by Lois Duncan (Reviewed at Nonfiction Lover)
Winter Seeking by V. Wright
Winter Walk
by L. Cox
Women of the Silk
by G. Tsuriyama
Year of Living Biblically
by AJ Jacobs (reviewed by Andi Lit)


Jessica (The Bluestocking Society) said...

Wow. This is quite the TBR list. I shudder to think what mine would look like if I ever typed it out. Great organization! (And some tempting items to add to my list.)

Leah Courtney said...

Wow! You've got to be the only person I know with a longer TBR list than me!

I love Lisa Samson! I reviewed The Living End on my Good Reads blog:

I look forward to reading some of your reviews on these.

Wendy said...

wow that is a great looking list! Thanks for all the link love (hope you love those books as I did)...I should mention, however, that I did not read the Wharton book (Glimpses of the Moon) and that link goes to Adichie's Half Of a Yellow Sun :)

Kathleen said...

My TBR list is MUCH longer and it doesn't even have every book I've been interested in reading on it. I don't know why I bother, I just keep reading review books and library books I pick up while I'm there. I never put my TBR books on hold.

Andi said...

If I study this list too long, mine will grow exponentially . . sigh. . .

I reviewed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet here - Thanks.

Tracey M. said...

Just visited your reading blog. This is an incredible list. I am a nonfiction reader and there are a few on your list I read and thought worth commenting on.

Marley and Me - This was a sweet story that speaks to the relationship that can form with our pets. This dog is a kook.

Left to Tell - This book was incredibly hard to read because it was just so heartwrenching and filled with horror that what you are reading is real. I was very inspired by her story and what the Lord did in her heart during her harrowing time during the massacre.

Same Kind of Different As Me - I am just finishing this book now and I have been very pleasantly surprised. I hadn't heard much about it but it intrigued me. I love the way the story is written; one chapter is from the art dealer's perspective, the next chapter is from the homeless man's perspective and it rotates the entire book. It is an incredible story. I had no idea it had a spiritual focus but it is incredible what the Lord does in and through these characters.

The interesting thing is, these last two books both made me cry. I can't say that about many books but these two were incredibly moving.

Best wishes with your list! It's inspiring.