New Year? New TBR Pile!

TBR pile from last fall. Blue boxes mark out the titles that I have read...

TBR pile from last fall. Blue boxes mark out the titles that I have read…

China Court – Rumer Godden (F)
Their Eyes were Watching God – Zora Neal Hurston (F)READ
A Winter Book – Tove Jansson (F) READ
The Pursuit of Love/Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford (F)READ
Steve Jobs (bio) – Walter Isaacson (NF)
Entwined Lives (identical twin book) – Nancy Segal (NF)
The Big Roads (history of interhighway system in US) – Earl Swift (NF)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Alison Hoover Bartlett (NF)
Maphead – Ken Jennings (continued from Summer TBR) – (NF)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba/Bryan Mealer (NF)
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller (NF)
We Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World (Women’s Land Army history) – Stuart Antrobus (NF)
Horses of God – Mahi Binebine (F) READ
Rebel Girls: Their Right to Vote – Jill Liddington (NF)
Classics for Pleasure – Michael Dirda (holdover from Summer and Fall TBR) (NF)
Travels in Siberia (NF) – Ian Frazier (scary big) (NF)
The Spare Room – Helen Garner (F)READ
Homeward Bound – Emily Matchar (NF)
Everybody was So Young – Amanda Vaill (Gilded age biog) (NF)
Coasting – Jonathon Raban (NF travel – holdover from Summer TBR)


And now for the January 2014 new and revised TBR Pile:

My Traitor’s Heart – Rian Malan (NF)
Where Men Win Glory – Jon Krakauer (NF) – DNF
Living Dolls (NF) – Natasha Walter (NF)
Video Nights in Katmandu – Pico Iyer (NF travel)
The Big House – George Howe Colt (NF)
Look at Me – Anita Brookner (F)  – DNF
Strange Stories – Peter Hessler (NF travel) – READ
Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie (F)
The Longest Journey – E. M. Forster (F)
The Sugar Barons – Matthew Parker (NF history)
Homeward Bound – Emily Matchar (NF) (holdover from TBR last time)
Plain and Simple – Sue Bender (NF)
Six Months in the Sandwich Islands – Isabelle Bird (NF history/travel)
For God, Country and Coca-Cola – Mark Pendergrast (NF) – Scary Big Book
The Emperor of Maladies – Siddartha Mukherjee (NF) – Scary Big Book
Anatomy of a Kidnapping – Steven Berk (NF)
Flow (or perhaps his Creativity title) – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (NF)
Mariana – Monica Dickens (F)
The Red Carpet (short stories) – Lavanya Sankaran (F)READ
Mrs. Parkington – Louis Bromfield (F) READ

Hmm. I seem to have picked up an awful lot of non-fiction here, so we’ll see how it goes. It’s more of a guide than a have-to list though… (Clearly this list is a tad ambitious!) I’m looking forward to some good reading all the same.

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