Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #7

Thirteen Random Books from my
Towering, About-to-Fall-Over
To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile

....which one should I read next?

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

2. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory

3. A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

4. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

5. Surviving Demon Island by Jaci Burton
(Advance Review Copy. Woohoo!)

6. Barbarian Prize by Deanna Ashford

7. Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

8. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

9. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
by J K Rowling
(I haven't read it yet because I'm waiting for Book 7...I want to be able to read them back to back. But I'm dying to read it.)

10. Broken Music by Sting

11. Naked in Baghdad by Anne Garrels

12. These Old Shades
by Georgette Heyer

13. A Reputable Rake by Diane Gaston

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Blogger booklogged soliloquized...

Sometimes our TBR piles get pretty high, don't they. Worse than that would be living in a time or place where we couldn't even dream of owning or reading books. Sounds like fun, whichever book you choose.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger Chelle Y. soliloquized...

Wow, I have not heard of some of those books, so I could not even begin to advise you what to read first. Have fun!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund soliloquized...

Sting wrote a book? You haven't read HP 6? Or Sense & Sensibility? I vote for Libba Bray...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Southern Girl soliloquized...

Number 9 is the only one I'm familiar with, but I hope you enjoy all of them when you get to read them! :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger amy soliloquized...

I have never heard of those but the titles sound should do some reviews

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen soliloquized...

Northern Lights by Nora is really good.

One book I just read (it's turning into a series) was Stephanie Meyer Twilight
New Moon

They are REALLY good. It is teen fiction, easy reads but a good 600 pages.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Tracie soliloquized...

I haven't really hear of many of these, but I vote you read Northern Lights. It sounds fun!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Cosmic Kid soliloquized...

As long as you read HP6 before the movie comes out, I'm sure you'll be fine. You've probably had the entire plot ruined for you by now anyway! haha.

The Historian sounds really good, if only I had the time/money to read it.

I'd say go with Sting's book since he's such an interesting guy!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Caryle soliloquized...

I enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale quite a bit. It was a nice change of pace from my usual books in my TBR, and even though it was set in semi-modern times, it had a historical gothic feeling to it.

I'm continuing to reveal semi-embarassing things about myself in this week's TT -- I'm talking about well loved records from childhood.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:57:00 AM  
Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...

Northern Lights is one of my favorite Nora books.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger Joy Renee soliloquized...

Enjoy the dilemna. It's a luscious one to have. I vote for the advanced review copy only because it seems to enhance the pleasure to be able to read a book that bookstores and libraries don't have yet.

My TT last week was of books I have bookmarks in. I don't like to choose! But even I can read only one novel at a time.

This week's is about living with RP aka tunnel vision.

Congrats on you upcoming publication!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 6:07:00 AM  
Blogger The Mistress of the Dark soliloquized...

The Historian is on my To Read list as well.

Happy TT, mine are up now too.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Diana and Cosmic, yeah, Sting wrote a sort of autobiography. My understanding is that he devotes about two paragraphs to The Police, and the rest of the book is about what happens before and after, not so much during, their hey day.

And since Sting's the one guy I'd "throw it all away for", I probably should read it. (Well, I might for Bono too--they're both pretty hot and talented and fascinating.)

Anyway, I've been eyeing The Historian and The Thirteenth Tale for weeks now...but I feel guilty about moving The Thirteenth Tale higher on my list than some that were out before. You know? :-)

Thanks for the suggestions, and for the congrats, Joy Renee.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:38:00 AM  
Blogger angela soliloquized...

I liked the Thirteenth Tale, but I thought the Historian was much better. And of course, I looove the Harry Potter books.. can't wait for the next/last one.
If I were you though, I'd probably read the ARC, since it's an advanced copy.. you don't want it to be out in print by the time you get to it! That'd kind of defeat the purpose.

Have you finished Count of Monte Cristo?

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Annie soliloquized...

There's some titles there I haven't heard before. Am anxious to hear how you like them so I can potentially put them on my TBR list.

Don't rush to read The Virgin's Lover. In fact, go pick up The Other Boleyn Girl instead and read it soon. Very good book!

And I'm stunned you haven't read HP6 yet!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

Sounds like a great list!

The problem with my TBR pile is that it's not so much a pile as a scattering. I can't seem to keep them in one place.

P.S. Blogger hates me and is not allowing me to post as "other," so this is Gypsy -

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

There's just so much Snape in Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling...that'd be on the top of my list purely for that reason!

I just finished the Thirteenth Tale, not bad at all :-)


Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Teena soliloquized...

I think we have similar taste in books. Of the list, though many look appetizing, I would have to suggest Jane Austen. She will always be my favorite author.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Alyssa Goodnight soliloquized...

The Thirteenth Tale is also on mine, and I was looking at The Historian yesterday at Target, but didn't pick it up...yet.

Still waiting to be finished is Mansfield Jane Austen, but she takes some concentration. I slipped Vanquished and Rumble on the Bayou in between.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck soliloquized...

Great list you lucky dog. I would have to vote for Sting, just cause its probably different

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Racy Li soliloquized...

Oh my god, I LOVED the Historian. Scared me almost as much as "Turn of the Screw."

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Now, Janet, why am I not surprised with your choice???

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

I'd love to find out what you think of the Libba Bray book, but I vote for Surviving Demon Island, of course.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart soliloquized...

The only one on your list I have read is A Great and Terrible Beauty -- it's wonderful!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger scribbit soliloquized...

That's funny, the kids and I spent the drive to school today discussing possible plot choices for HP #7. Maybe that should be my next TT, 13 things I'm predicting. Oh, and get #4 read ASAP. I mean NOW! It's wonderful.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:21:00 PM  
Blogger Darla soliloquized...

The only ones I've read on the list are Northern Lights & Harry Potter. They were both good, but neither is a book I'd rave about.

Oh, wait. I lied. I've read Sense & Sensibility. Loved it. Read that. :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny Ryan soliloquized...

#8 is really good.

I want to read #1 too.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:03:00 PM  
Blogger Buttercup soliloquized...

The Virgin's Lover? I feel like I've heard of that, but then again that basic plot has probably beeen in a bunch of different books. I have a towering stack too!

My TT's up. Great things about hotels.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:51:00 PM  
Blogger Uisce soliloquized...

Moby-Dick was on my stack for so long I finally decided to dig in. I'm reading it aloud to my wife so she can fall asleep more easily. I guess my voice has that effect! :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:37:00 PM  
Anonymous SilverWillow soliloquized...

I will have to pick up "Broken Music", sounds very interesting and I am one of those that didn't know Sting had written a book. AND...YES - HBP is wonderful, full of Snape (yea!) and even more mystery. You'll love it and you have a good idea of waiting for the last book...(I'll have to reread HBP right when the last book is released) I was too impatient after reading OotP, so I dove right into Half Blood Prince right away. LOL
My TT is up also...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mailyn soliloquized...

Love Georgette Heyers! Oh and you must read HP! That was a good one. Can't wait for the last one.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 7:38:00 PM  
Blogger rashbre soliloquized...

Wow - thats quite a stack of books to read. I guess I'd do the pre-release book first so that I could say I'd read it before it was out.

Sting has also just published a new record of olden music.

My TT is up.


Thursday, October 19, 2006 7:38:00 PM  
Blogger Measi soliloquized...

Thanks for visiting my T13- and to answer your question, I'll post the answers to the lyrics on Sunday. :) As for what to read... the only book on there I'm familiar with is HP6, and I agree with your idea to read 6&7 back to back.

Friday, October 20, 2006 9:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaci Burton soliloquized...

Oh I'm on your list! I'm so excited!

Of course I think you should read Surviving Demon Island *grin*

I'm reading The Rest Falls Away (since I have an ARC..neener neener everyone *grin*). I'm so loving it!

Saturday, October 21, 2006 11:54:00 AM  

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