22.4.09

My Current TBR Pile


I had a little sort out last night of my TBR pile; these are the books that are on my immediate list to be read. Also not pictured are The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which I am waiting for Mr S to finish and also State of Happiness by Stella Duffy which I have just swapped with someone so at the moment it is in the hands of Royal Mail. The others waiting around on the book shelf are:
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini- I loved The Kite Runner so I am really looking forward to this.
  • If My Father Loved Me by Rosie Thomas- A friend gave me this and I have had it for ages but with everything that has happened recently, reading a book about father-daughter relationships was not at the top of my list!
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens- I bought this in my quest to finally give Dickens a go but I have not got round to reading it yet. I shall have to make my appointment with Miss Havisham soon.
  • Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier- My lovely sister bought me this for Christmas! I loved Girl with a Pearl Earring so I am hoping that this will be just as good.
  • Random Acts of Heroic Love by Danny Scheinmann- I wanted this book for ages and then since I bought it I just have not felt in the mood to read it, something keeps putting me off and I'm not sure what it is!
  • The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith- this was another swap as I was interested to see what his other series of books was like.
  • How to be Good by Nick Hornby- I have not ready anything by this author so picked this up a few weeks ago to see what I am missing out on.
  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith- again my lovely sister bought me this, I love the front cover! I have a few more to catch up on in the ladies detective agency series before I can read this one but I am very much looking forward to it!
So if you have read any of these or heard good/bad things about them then let me know!

6 comments:

Savidge Reads said...

Dot, I promise you will love State of Happiness - one of my favourite books of the year (even though it wasnt released this year, you get my drift lol) can't wait to hear your thoughts.

Dot said...

Simon- I haven't read anything by Stella Duffy so I am really looking forward to it! The front covers of her books always catch my eye!

Kim said...

Dot, although I have not read State of Happiness, I have just read my first Stella Duffy book, The Room of Lost Things, which I loved. I read this because Simon had raved about it and on the very next visit to my local book shop, it just happened to be right in front of me as I walked in - "Fate!" I thought. I am so glad I bought it and took it home to read, it was wonderful.
I like Nick Hornby, too. High Fidelity and About A Boy are great - not read How To Be Good, so, will be interested to hear what you think.

Dot said...

Kim- I'm really looking forward to trying Stella Duffy, I have only heard good things about her and I love her front covers! I'm not sure why I have never got round to reading any Nick Hornby so I am hoping that I enjoy it.

writemeg said...

I love Nick Horby! I read his young adult novel Slam a year or two ago and fell in love with his style. I'll be interested to see how you like him... then maybe I'll have to grab some more of his novels, too!

Dot said...

Meg- he is near the top of my pile at the moment and I keep on hearing good things!

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