February 28, 2013

What's In My TBR Pile?

Since I didn't yet manage to finish the book I wanted to review today, I've instead decided to devote this space to a booklist, since I don't do very many of those. And today's booklist theme is What's in Sarah's TBR Pile Right Now? Call it a random sampling of stuff I want to read in the coming months/year. Not counted in the list: stuff I'm in the middle of reading. And yes, some of you will no doubt see books you've sent and/or lent and think, Jeez, you haven't read it yet?? The answer is clearly no...
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Cybils SFF Teen winner; found at library) 
  • Paper Valentines by Brenna Yovanoff (a random fantasy find from the library) 
  • Gadget Girl by Suzanne Kamata (multicultural YA w/biracial protag) 
  • Bad Girls by Jane Yolen et al. (nonfiction graphic novel profiling infamous ladies of history) 
  • Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer (YA randomly sent to me by Chronicle) 
  • The Golden Shore by David Helvarg (history of California's coastline lent to me by Colleen) 
  • You Are Free by Danzy Senna (literary short stories by biracial author) 
  • The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (has a super awesome steampunk cover) 
  • Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield (Xmas present from Mom) 
  • Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt (graphic novel I forgot I requested from First Second and which showed up in the mail to my delight) 
  • Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (ebook I got as part of Humble Bundle) 
  • Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (ditto) 
There are also a handful more books that I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read yet, books which have been sitting in my office for ages. And then I anticipate a few more showing up because I just today heard our county library has started doing e-book lending. Squee!

What's on YOUR TBR  pile?


Colleen said...

To answer your question, my TBR pile is so stupid big I don't know where to begin.


But I wanted to tell you to keep On Golden Shore - no need to return - and also that my review for it was starred by Booklist. It's that good!!!

Yat-Yee said...

Oh my. I know you read fast, but wow! This is a huge pile of books.

And um, guys? I tagged you for a bloghop over at my dusty blog today. *ducks*

The questions may not be the type you like (I had so much trouble with the "where did your idea come from" that I re-wrote it way too many times) but I thought this may provide another place for you to tell the internets people your fabulous books in the wings.

Gail Gauthier said...

I have two TBR shelves as well as a TBR pile--on the floor. And then there's a library stack. I could probably read one of the books in the time it would take to go through all the TBR books and list them.

I've read Magic for Beginners. I believe I liked it at the time.

Sarah Stevenson said...

Colleen: Awesome re: The Golden Shore (and your review!!).

Yat-Yee: I'm heading over to your blog right now to check this out (late...because I'm slow...)

Gail: Glad to hear Magic for Beginners was good!

LinWash said...

Thanks to you, I added Gadget Girl to my wish list. It sounds great!

Sarah Stevenson said...

Cool! I'm looking forward to it, too. It's very near the top of my pile...virtually speaking, anyway, since I have an ebook review copy. :)