Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mt. TBR - the actual thing...

Well I figured I'd just post my Mt. TBR here, so that it is official, the horrible truth! I pondered how to do it, but in the end I decided I'll just list the books alphabetically by author and then write down the ugly truth aka the number of unread books on my shelves at the end of the post.
At least, while going through my list again, I deleted a few books from the list...

Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide Through The Galaxy
Lara Adrian: Kiss Of Midnight
Louisa Mae Alcott: Little Women
Dante Alighieri: La Commedia
Catherine Alliot: The Old-Girl Network & Going Too Far
Katherine Applegate: Falling For Claire
Katherine Applegate: Zoey Comes Home
Kelley Armstrong: Bitten
Kelley Armstrong: Stolen
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Digs In
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Beats The Devil
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity: Detective
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Takes A Holiday
Margaret Atwood: The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye
Jane Austen: Mansfield Park
Jane Austen: Emma
Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey and Other Works (Lady Susan, The Watsons & Sanditon)
Jane Austen: Pride And Prejudice
Paul Auster: Moon Palace
Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy
AVI: Sometime I Think I Hear My Name

Jacqueline Baird: Marriage At His Convenience
David Baldacci: Total Control
Nevada Barr: Ill Wind
Lorna Barrett: Murder Is Binding
Stephanie Barron: Jane And The Man Of Cloth
Stephanie Barron: Jane And The Wandering Eye
Ann Bauer: A Wild Ride Up The Cupboards
Charles Baxter: The Feast Of Love
Christa von Bernuth: Die Stimmen (German mystery or thriller)
Mark Billingham: Lazy Bones
Claudia Bishop: The Case Of The Roasted Onion
Ulf Blanck: Die dre ??? - Flucht in die Zukunft (German YA)
Stephen Booth: Black Dog
Rhys Bowen: Death Of Riley
Rhys Bowen: Evan Help Us
Rhys Bowen: Evan's Gate
Rhys Bowen: Her Royal Spyness
Marion Zimmer Bradley: Lady Of Avalon
Ann Brashares: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Talked Turkey
Libba Bray: A Great And Terrible Beauty
Poppy Z. Brite: Lost Souls
David Brock: The Seduction Of Hillary Rodham
Charlotte Brone: The Professor
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Rita Mae Brown: Wish You Were Here
Sandra Brown: The Alibi
Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson: In A Sunburned Country
Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Little Princess
Jim Butcher: Storm Front
Tony Buzan: Use Your Head
A.S. Byatt: Possession - A Romance

Meg Cabot: The Princess Diaries - To The Nines
Albert Camus: The Plague
Dorothy Cannell: Down The Garden Path
Bernardo Carducci: Erfolgreich Schüchtern
Susan Carroll: The Bride Finder
Shaine Casim: Le charme fou des Èmilie
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales - A Selection
Marion Chesney: Hasty Death
G.K. Chesterton: Father Brown - A Selection
Laura Childs: Chamomile Mourning
Agatha Christie: The Murder On The Links
Agatha Christie: Star Over Bethlehem
Agatha Christie: The Secret Of Chimneys
Tom Clancy: Without Remorse
Mary & Carol Higgins Clark: He Sees You When You're Sleeping
Claus & Aust-Claus & Hammer: ADS - Das Erwachsenenbuch (German book on ADD)
Blaize Clement: Curiosity Killed The Cat Sitter
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Living History
Harlan Coben: Drop Shot
Harlan Coben: No Second Chance
Harlan Coben: The Innocent
Patricia Cornwell: Postmortem
Patricia Cornwell: The Last Precinct
Bill Cosby: Fatherhood
Cleo Coyle: On What Grounds
Robert Crais: The Monkey's Raincoat

Mary Daheim: Holy Terrors
F. Dame & E. Weydt: An Grenzen
Alexandra David-Neel: Voyage D'Une Parisienne A Lhassa
Jeffery Deaver: Speaking In Tongues
Jeffery Deaver: The Stone Monkey
Jeffery Deaver: The Coffin Dancer
Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Charles Dickens: The Pickwick Papers
Jennifer Donnelly: The Tea Rose
Charlotte Douglas: Mystique
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Complete Adventures And Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes

George Eliot: The Mill On The Floss
Hallie Ephron: Writing And Selling Your Mystery Novel
Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
Janet Evanovich: Seven Up
Janet Evanovich: Hard Eight
Janet Evanovich: Visions Of Sugar Plum
Robert M. Eversz: Killing Paparazzi

Nancy Fairbanks: Death A L'Orange
Robert Ferrigno: Flinch
Fischer (editor): Mein erstes Buch
Jaspe Fforde: Lost In A Good Book
Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain: Manhattans & Murders
Joanne Fluke: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Vince Flynn: Transfer Of Power
Theodor Fontane: Frau Jenny Treibel
Lori Foster: Jude's Law
Anne Frank: Tagebuch

Yasmine Galenorn: Witchling
Meg Gardiner: Crosscut
Elizabeth Gaskell: North And South
Cindy Gerard: Show No Mercy
Tess Gerritsen: Harvest
Tess Gerritsen: The Mephisto Club
Rachel Gibson: Tangled Up In You
Rachel Gibson: Simply Irresistible
Rebecca Gillieron & Catheryn Kilgarriff: The Bookaholics' Guide To Book Blogs
J.W. von Goethe: Iphigenie auf Tauris & Die Leiden des jungen Werther & Faust (German classic)
Margaret Grace: Malice In Miniature
Sue Grafton: C Is For Corpse
Sue Grafton: D Is For Deadbeat
Sue Grafton: F Is For Fugitive
Sue Grafton: L Is For Lawless
Lois Greiman: Unzipped
Martha Grimes: The Blue Last
Brothers Grimm: Grimm's Fairy Tales
John Grisham: The Testament
John Grisham: The Brethren
John Grisham: A Painted House
John Grisham: The Last Juror
John Grogan: Marley & Me

Carolyn Haines: Crossed Bones
Carolyn Haines: Hallowed Bones
Laurell K. Hamilton: The Laughing Corpse
Charlaine Harris: Dead Until Dark
Kim Harrison: Dead Witch Walking
Josef Haslinger: Der Opernball
Betty Hecht: Hooked On Murder
Heinrich Heine: Der Rabbi von Bacherach (German classic)
H.K. Herglotz: Leaves From A Survivor's Diary
Carl Hiaasen: Lucky You
Kristan Higgins: Just One Of The Guys
Tachibana Higuchi: Alice Academy 4
Tachibana Higuchi: Alice Academy 5
Tony Hillerman: Skinwalkers
Hermann Himmenmann: Warum keiner die Chinesen versteht (non-fiction about Asian economy)
Wolfgang Hirn: Angriff auf Asien (non-fiction about Asian economy)
William Hjortsberg: Falling Angel
Jilliane Hoffman: Plea Of Insanity
Nancy Horan: Loving Frank
HOUSE: Die kleine House Apotheke (House trivia book)
Linda Howard: Cry No More
Linda Howard: Cover Of Night
Victor Hugo: Les Misérables 1
Nicole Hunter: Waiting For The World To End
Siri Hustvedt: What I Loved

Greg Iles: Sleep No More
Greg Iles: Footprints of Gd
Greg Iles: Blood Memory
Yasushi Inoue: Der Tod Des Teemeisters
Roberta Isleib: Deadly Advice

Lisa Jackson: Fatal Burn
Julie James: Just The Sexiest Man Alive
Julie James: Practice Makes Perfect
Peter James: Looking Good Dead
Joseph Joffo: Un Sac De Billes
B.J. Johnson: Albert Angelo
James Joyce: Dubliners

Franz Kafka: Der Proceß
Donna Kauffman: The Cinderella Rules
Faye Kellerman: Sacred And Profane
Jack Kerley: The Hundredth Man
Alice Kimberly: The Ghost And The Femme Fatale
Alice Kimberly: The Ghost And The Haunted Mansion
Sophie Kinsella: The Undomestic Goddess:
Heinrich von Kleist: Die Familie Schroffenstein (German classic)
Heinrich von Kleist: Die Marquise von O... & Das Erdbeben in Chili (German classic)
Lisa Kleypas: It Happened One Autumn
Jayne Ann Krentz: Hidden Talents

Jennifer LaBrecque: Yule Be Mine
Erik Larson: The Devil In The White City
Petra Last: Bis And Ende Der Zeit
Hugh Laurie: The Gun Seller
Victoria Laurie: Crime Seen
Victoria Laurie: Demons Are A Ghoul's Best Friend
Lora Leigh: Nauti Boy
Francois Lelord: Le voyage d'Hector
Donna Leon: Wilful Behavior
Lernkrimi Französisch: Der Schatz des Sonnenkönigs (French study book)
Kathryn Lilley: A Killer Workout
Merline Lovelace: A Question Of Intent
Peter Lovesey: The Last Detective
Peter Lovesey: Diamond Solitaire
Robert Ludlum: The Bourne Identity

Katie MacAlister: Sex, Lies, And Vampires
Helen MacInnes: Friends And Lovers
Anna MacLean: Louisa And The Missing Heiress
Mary Jane Maffini: Organize Your Corpses
Gregory Maguire: Wicked
Sophie Marvaud: La foudre frappe toujours deux fois
Sujata Massey: The Flower Master
Carole Matthews: The Chocolate Lover's Club
Neil McMahon: Blood Double
Stephenie Meyer: New Moon
Mianmian: Lalala
Maki Minami: Special A 1
Maki Minami: Special A 2
Maki Minami: Special A 3
Tohko Mizuno: In A Distant Time 10
R. Moesta & K. Anderson: Crystal Doors
Molière: Le Misanthrope
Richard Montanari: The Skin Gds
Michael Moore: Dude, Where's My Country
Steve Mosby: The 50/50 Killer
Christian Moser: Monster des Alltags
Tara Moss: Fetish
Tamar Myers: The Ming And I

Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita In Teheran - A Memoir In Books
Hitori Nakano: Train Man - The Novel
James W. Nichol: Midnight Cab
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
Garth Nix: Sabriel

Karl Olsberg: Das System

Robin Paige: Death At Bishop's Keep
Chuck Palahniuk: Diary - A Novel
Sara Paretsky: Guardian Angel
Robert B. Parker: Stardust
Donita K. Paul: DragonKnight
Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club
Kate Pepper: One Cold Night
N. Peske & B. West: Cinematherapy For Lovers
Elizabeth Peters: The Mummy Case
Elizabeth Peters: Lord Of The Silent
Jodi Picoult: The Tenth Circle
Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar
Edgar Allen Poe: Selected Works
Chaim Potok: The Chosen
Philip Pullman: The Golden Compass

Jeanne Ray: Julie And Romeo
Kathy Reichs: Death Du Jour
Emilie Richards: Let There Be Suspects
Emilie Richards: Beware False Profits
Emilie Richards: Beautiful Lies
Alexandra Ripley: Scarlett
J.D. Robb: Immortal In Death
J.D. Robb: Purity In Death
Nora Roberts: Jewels Of The Sun
Nora Roberts: Tears Of The Moon
Nora Roberts: Heart Of The Sea
Nora Roberts: Heaven And Earth
Nora Roberts: Red Lilies
Nora Roberts: Northern Lights
Madeleine E. Robins: Point Of Honour
Holly Robinson Peete: Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching The Game!
Edmond Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac
Geneen Roth: Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating

Mayu Sakai: Rockin' Heaven 2
John Sandford: Rules Of Prey
Marjane Satrapi: Persepolis 2
Dorothy L. Sayers: Clouds Of Witness
Kirsten Schützhofer: Die Farbe der Revolution
William Shakespeare: Othello
William Shakespeare: Hamlet
William Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Sonnets
Jill Shalvis: Flashpoint
Jill Shalvis: Instant Attraction
Rich Shapero: Wild Animus
Sidney Sheldon: Memories Of Midnight
Jane Sigaloff: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Dani Sinclair: Secret Cinderella
Nalini Singh: Visions Of Heat
David Skibbins: Eight Of Swords
Karin Slaughter: Kisscut
Nicholas Sparks: At First Sight
Nicholas Sparks: A Bend In The Road
Julia Spencer-Fleming: In the Bleak Midwinter
Stendhal: De L'Amour
Stendhal: Le Rouge Et Le Noir
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Jonathan Stroud: The Amulett Of Samarkand
Cara Summers: Come Toy With Me
Leonie Swann: Glennkill

Amy Tan: The Hundred Secret Senses
Camy Tang: Only Uni
Victoria Thompson: Murder On Astor Place
P.J. Tracy: Dead Run
Peter Tremayne: Absolution By Murder
John Twelve Hawks: The Dark River

Carrie Vaughn: Kitty Goes To Washington
Elaine Viets: Shop Till You Drop

J.R. Ward: Dark Lover
Livia J. Washburn: A Peach Of Murder
Lauren Weisberger: The Devil Wears Prada
Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting
Cameron West: First Person Plural
Kate White: If Looks Could Kill
Lori Wilde: Lethal Exposure
Robbie Williams: Somebody Someday
David Wishart: A Vote For Murder
Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire Of Vanities

Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road
Elizabeth Young: Asking For Trouble

Stefan Zweig: Meistererzählungen

TOTAL: 309


  1. Oh. My. That's QUITE the pile you've got there... I wouldn't know where to start!

  2. Yes it is, drey! I am simply starting with the challenge books. I guess it is easy to understand why I am trying to stick to my no book buying diet? ;-)

  3. That is a very interesting exercise - I'm too scared to do the same, as I'm worried about the outcome! It would take me a few hours to sort through them all - I prefer to leave them in a big pile and be surprised by what's in there whenever I go and browse for my next read.

  4. Jackie, it took me two days to compile the list. At first I was scared, but I knew it was going to be bad, so I just did it. It wasn't that horrible. Of course the number is bad, but compiling the list is a first step to making it better.
    If you compile your own list, please let me know!

  5. don't worry - I think I have a similar # of unread books waiting for me. haha!

  6. Kris, thanks! That helps me a bit.
    It was overwhelming to see the number black on white, spelled out, right in front of me...