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January 2, 2010
Ok. Maybe if I publish this list, I will actually make headway in getting these read. I apologize for my tardiness to the publishers, publicists, and authors who've been waiting patiently for my review. I let 2009 get away from me, and did not place a high enough priority on these, as they should've deserved. I will do my very best to get these done in the first quarter of 2010.
  1. Drawers & Booths by Ara 13
  2. Inside the Lavender Closet by Martha A. Taylor
  3. The Shipwreck of a Nation by Peter Nennhaus
  4. Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah
  5. Whiskey Gulf by Clyde Ford
  6. Life After 187 by Wade Halverson
  7. 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen
  8. Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts
  9. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  10. The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
  11. Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
  12. Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind by Phil Done (this one's actually read, I just slacked off on the review)
  13. In Cheap We Trust by Lauren Weber
  14. Six Pixels of Separation by Mith Joel
  15. The Love Revolution by Joyce Meyer
  16. Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
  17. Nurture Shock by PO Bronson & Ashley Merryman
  18. Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd
  19. Run for Your Life by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  20. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
  21. Locked In by Marcia Muller
  22. Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh
  23. In the Courts of the Sun by Brian D'Amato
  24. Emmy's Equal by Marcia Gruver
  25. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
  26. Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
  27. Roses by Leila Meacham
  28. Doors Open by Ian Rankin
  29. Lone Star Legend by Gwendolyn Zepeda
  30. Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  31. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens
I requested each and every one of the above, which makes it even worse that I never got around to reading & reviewing them. Well, some were started, and some actually completed, but that doesn't matter, does it?

The rest of my TBR pile are books that I've won, that are just waiting for their turn. I honestly don't know what's taken me so long. I know these are books that I'd like, I've just put them at the bottom of the pile because nobody's expecting or waiting for these reviews. But good books shouldn't just be laying about, they should be read. So here's a list of those, too, so that I get them read!
  1. Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
  2. Sweet Mary by Liz Balmaseda
  3. Vanished by Joseph Finder
  4. American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  5. The Chameleon Conspiracy by Haggai Carmon
  6. City Dog by Alison Pace
  7. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
  8. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
  9. Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
  10. Wife Goes On by Leslie Lehr
  11. The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
  12. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  13. The Memorist by M.J. Rose
  14. Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
  15. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  16. Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
  17. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
  18. Red River by Lalita Tademy
  19. The Bishop's Daughter by Tiffany L. Warren
  20. Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke
  21. Say You're One of THem by Uwem Akpan
  22. Keep the Faith by Faith Evans
  23. How I Got to Be Whoever it is I Am by Charles Grodin
  24. The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson
  25. Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe & Alan McArthur
  26. Men with Balls by Drew Magary
  27. The Shack by William Young
  28. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

6 comments:

Mary said...

This is so funny. I was just getting ready to do a post like yours. I need to write some titles down -commit to my "read my own books" resolution. You've given me the nudge I need.
Also want to add that I hear Supreme Courtship is hilarious and on some "2009 favorites" lists. Good luck with your reading!

bermudaonion said...

The way you read, you'll get through these in no time.

drey said...

Lol, Mary... It was high time I did it, and I rearranged my TBR shelves, so it was the perfect moment to capture the titles... =)

Kathy~ That's what I thought last year, too, and see what it left me... =P

Haleyknitz said...

haha wow your list is almost as long as mine !!! lol in there with you.

Bella said...

There looks like there is a lot of great books on that list. Good luck with getting to them this year :)

I have a similar list of my TBR and I'm finding it really motivates me to get them read.

Debbie's World of Books said...

LOL. I had a list like this on my blog but took it down because I was buying so much I couldn't keep it updated and I noticed I was making my way through any of the books!

I have a lot of the same books in my pile as your to review pile. Good luck!

I have found that my weekly TBR pile updates is helping to motivate me now.

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