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29 December 2015 @ 05:14 pm
To Be Read 2016  

I’ve just moved most of our TBR shelf into the living room, where it can be seen and therefore perhaps take on greater urgency than being in the library (which seems like the sensible place for it, but we, y’know, *live* in the living room…). 90% of the books on it are more than 6 months old; 75% are more than a year old. Anything LEFT on it at the end of 2016 is going to the used bookstore unread, because enough is enough. I personally have about 40 books on the shelf, excluding graphic novels, ten of which are non-fiction and which I don’t reasonably expect to read all of in 2016.

Behind the cut lies the almost inevitably incomplete To Be Read list. Books with a star beside them are first-in-series and may be moved to to the end of the list, depending on whether the whole series is available; books marked L/I/K/E T/H/I/S are books I bounced off, and books in parentheses are new purchases in 2016.

My next goal is to be buying more books on my Kobo, so a *physical* TBR shelf doesn’t have to be moved from one house to another ever again. :P

The TBR Shelf of Books By People I Know:
Berg, Carol: DUST & LIGHT*
Cornell, Paul: LONDON FALLING*
Elliott, Kate: COLD MAGIC*
Harkaway, Nick: ANGELMAKER
Kay, Guy Gavriel: RIVER OF STARS
Lynch, Scott: THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES
Macallan, Ben: DESDAEMONA
McKenna, Juliet E: BLOOD IN THE WATER, BANNERS IN THE WIND, IRONS IN THE FIRE
Robinson, Kim Stanley: AURORA, GREEN EARTH
Sagara, Michelle: SILENCE, TOUCH
Shevdon, Mike: STRANGENESS & CHARM + a couple others i think
Sperring, Kari: THE GRASS KING’S CONCUBINE
Tchaikovsky, Adrian: EMPIRE IN BLACK AND GOLD

The TBR Shelf of Books By People I Don’t Know:
Brin, David: EXISTENCE
Buchanan, Col: FARLANDER*
Delaney, Joseph: THE SPOOK’S DESTINY
Friedman, Celia: LEGACY OF KINGS
Hambly, Barbara: RAN AWAY, GOOD MAN FRIDAY, CRIMSON TIDE
Heyer, Georgette: FRIDAY’S CHILD
Knight, Francis: /F/A/D/E/ /T/O/ /B/L/A/C/K/
Kristoff, Jay: SHADOWDANCER
Lyle, Anne: THE ALCHEMIST OF SOULS
Tregellis, Ian: BITTER SEEDS

Non-Fiction:
Clements, Jonathan: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KHUBILAI KHAN
Emmerson, Charles: THE FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC
Farmelo, Graham: THE STRANGEST MAN
Garfield, Simon: JUST MY TYPE
Goldstone, Nancy: JOANNA
Isaacson, Rupert: THE HORSE BOY
Leon, Vicki: 4000 YEARS OF UPPITY WOMEN
Weatherford, Jack: SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS
Weir, Alison: ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE
Wilson, Ben: DECENCY & DISORDER

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Nicholas: astrologynwhyte on December 29th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
I was lucky in that at the peak of my obsession with her, I had access to a copyright library!

In my early livejournal days I really enjoyed a collection of academic essays, Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady ed. Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons. No idea how easy it is to get hold of, mind you.

I'm sure you read A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg as a kid? That was the start of my own obsession, followed by W.L. Warren's Henry II.
kitmizkit on December 29th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
I have not, in fact, read A PROUD TASTE! I'll have to remedy that! And I'll have a look for the essays, which sound absolutely fascinating. Woo! Thank you!