Friday, January 9, 2009

Unread Books 2009

Edited December 12, 2009 to add a number of books I've bought recently.

I've been joking for the past year or so that my 'To Read' pile is taller than I am. I'm no longer certain it's a joke, as I've been compiling a list of the books I own but haven't read yet. This year I intend to read at least ten of them. The list below is probably about half of the books in this category, and it's a mix of fiction and non-fiction (most of which are books on history, with a sizable mix of biographies thrown in for good measure). Once I've read a book on this list I'm linking from here to the review page for that title. Those books will also be marked with **.

Breath of Snow And Ashes - Diana Gabaldon - Fiction
Lord John And The Brotherhood of the Blade - Diana Gabaldon - Fiction
Lord John And The Hand Of Devils - Diana Gabaldon - Fiction
Star Wars: X-Wing Omnibus 3 - Michael Stackpole - Fiction (Graphic Novel)
**Blood Noir - Laurell K. Hamilton - Fiction
Strange Candy - Laurell K. Hamilton - Fiction (Anthology)
The Children of Hurin - J.R.R. Tolkien - Fiction (Fantasy)
On Faerie Stories - Ed. Verilyn Flieger - Non Fiction
The Tolkien Legendarium - Ed. Carl Hostetter - Non Fiction
Splintered Light: Logos And Language In Middle-Earth - Verilyn Flieger - Non Fiction
**Mr. Bliss - J.R.R. Tolkien - Fiction
Life In A Medieval City - Francis and Joseph Gies - Non Fiction (History)
Life In A Medieval Castle - Francis and Joseph Gies - Non Fiction (History)
Women In The Medieval World - Francis And Joseph Gies - Non Fiction (History)
The Histories - Herodotus - Non Fiction (History)
The Peloponnesian War - Thucydides - Non Fiction (History, Primary Source)
The Name Of The Rose - Umberto Ecco - Fiction
**Standard Of Honour - Jack Whyte - Fiction
The Eagle - Jack Whyte - Fiction
Absolute Honor - C. C. Humphries - Fiction
The Battle For Middle-Earth - Bonnie Rutledge - Non Fiction
The Ring Of Words - Jeremy H. Marshall - Non Fiction
Greek Lives - Plutarch - Non Fiction (History, Biography, Primary Source)
Roman Lives - Plutarch - Non Fiction (History, Biography, Primary Source)
**The Shadow of Saganami - David Weber - Fiction (Science Fiction)
The Forever Hero - L.E. Modesitt - Fiction (Science Fiction)
A Flame In Hali - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross - Fiction (Fantasy)
The Fall of Neskaya - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross - Fiction (Fantasy)
Zandru's Forge - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Ravens of Avalon - Diana L. Paxon - Fiction (Fantasy)
Ancestors of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley - Fiction (Fantasy)
God's War - Christopher Tyerman - Non Fiction (History)
**Fighting For Christendom - Christopher Tyerman - Non Fiction (History) (read as A Brief History of the Crusades)
Barbarians To Angels - Peter Wells - Non Fiction (History)
The Eagle and the Raven - Pauline Gedge - Fiction
On The Oceans Of Eternity - S. M. Stirling - Fiction (Science Fiction)
**Island In The Sea Of Time - S. M. Stirling - Fiction (Science Fiction)
**Against The Tide Of Years - S. M. Stirling - Fiction (Science Fiction)
**A Meeting At Corvalis - S. M. Stirling - Fiction (Science Fiction)
The Sunrise Lands - S. M. Stirling - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Tolkien: A Celebration - Joseph Pearce - Non Fiction
**Beowulf - Trans. Chickering - Poetry (Primary Source)
Beowulf - Trans. Seamus Heany - Poetry (Primary Source)
Job: A Comedy Of Justice - Robert Heinlein - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Darwin's Paradox - Nina Munteanu - Fiction (Science Fiction)
**Tangled Webs - Anne Bishop - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Lady Of The Forest - Jennifer Roberson - Fiction (Romance)
**Lady Of Sherwood - Jennifer Roberson - Fiction (Romance)
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Reader's Guide - Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull - Non Fiction
The History Of The Hobbit: Mr. Baggins - John Rateliff - Non Fiction
The History Of The Hobbit: Return To Bag-End - John Rateliff - Non Fiction
The Last Light Of The Sun - Guy Gavriel Kay - Fiction (Fantasy)
Masters Of Fantasy - Anthology (Fantasy)
Lives of the Twelve Caeasars - Suetonius - Non Fiction (History, Biography, Primary Source)
The Annals - Tacitus - Non Fiction (History, Primary Source)
**Bess Of Hardwick - Mary Lovell - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
An Imperial Possession - David Mattingly - Non Fiction (History)
The Peloponnesian War - Donald Kagan - Non Fiction (History)
Augustus: The Life Of Rome's First Emperor - Anthony Everitt - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
Cicero - Anthony Everitt - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
The Dark Champion - Kinley MacGregor - Fiction (Romance)
Caesar - Adrian Goldworthy - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire - Peter Heather - Non Fiction (History)
Xenophon's Retreat - Robin Waterfield - Non Fiction (History)
Isabella - Alison Weir - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
Anthony And Cleopatra - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
Romeo And Juliet - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
Richard III - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare - Fiction
The Comedy Of Errors - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
All's Well That Ends Well - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
Troilus And Cressida - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
Henry IV Part One - Shakespeare - Fiction (Primary Source)
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer - Poetry (Primary Source)
The Saga of Grettir The Strong - Fiction (Primary Source)
The Conquest Of Gaul - Julius Caesar - Non Fiction (History, Primary Source)
The Witch World - Andre Norton - Fiction (Fantasy)
The Annotated Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien - Fiction (Fantasy)
Rome And Jerusalem - Martin Goodman - Non Fiction (History)
The History of Britain - Simon Schama - Non Fiction (History)
A Distant Mirror - Barbara Tuchman - Non Fiction (History)
Thomas More's Magician - Toby Green - Fiction
Metamorphosis - Ovid - Poetry (Primary Source)
Mary Queen Of Scots and Lord Darnley - Alison Weir - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
Mary Queen Of Scots - Antonia Fraiser - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
Thomas Cromwell - Antonia Fraiser - Non Fiction (History, Biography)
The Medieval World - Eds. Peter Linehan & Janet L. Nelson - Non Fiction (History)
The Conquest - Elizabeth Chadwick - Fiction
The Archer's Tale - Bernard Cornwell - Fiction
Albion - Peter Ackroyd - Non Fiction (History)
Europe And The Middle Ages - Edward Peters - Non Fiction (History)
The Age of the Cathedrals - Georges Duby - Non Fiction (History)
A History Of Private Life I - Non Fiction (History)
A History Of Private Life II - Non Fiction (History)
The Peasantries Of Europe - Ed. Tom Scott - Non Fiction (History)
Law And Life of Rome - J. A. Crook - Non Fiction (History)
The Temple And the Lodge - Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh - Non Fiction
The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception - Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh - Non Fiction
The Battle Of Salamis - Barry Strauss - Non Fiction (History)
**Pilgrimages - John Ure - Non Fiction (History)
The Knights Templar - Piers Paul Read - Non Fiction
The Lost Tomb Of Alexander The Great - Andrew Michael Chugg - Non Fiction (History)
**His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Throne Of Jade - Naomi Novik - Fiction (Fantasy)
Empire Of Ivory - Naomi Novik - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Black Powder War - Naomi Novik - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Fortress Of Frost And Fire - Mercedes Lackey and Ru Emmerson - Fiction (Fantasy)
Guilty Pleasures 1 - Laurell K. Hamilton - Fiction (Graphic Novel)
Guilty Pleasures 2 - Laurell K. Hamilton - Fiction (Graphic Novel)
Greek Lyric Poetry - Trans. Sherod Santos - Poetry (Primary Source)
**Space Cadet - Robert Heinlein - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Trickster's Queen - Tamora Pierce - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Dream Warrior - Sherrilyn Kenyon - Fiction (Romance)
Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada - James Delgado - Non Fiction (History)
The Sharing Knife - Lois McMaster Bujold - Fiction (Fantasy)
On Sparta - Plutarch - Non Fiction (History, Primary Source)
A History Of My Times - Xenophon - Non Fiction (History, Primary Source)
**Bitten - Kelley Armstrong - Fiction (Horror)
**Moon Called - Patrica Briggs - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Blood Bound - Patrica Briggs - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Iron Kissed - Patrica Briggs - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Cry Wolf - Patrica Briggs - Fiction (Fantasy)
On The Prowl - Anthology (Romance)
Knight Of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor - Fiction (Romance)
Sword of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor - Fiction (Romance)
**Lover Eternal - J.R. Ward - Fiction (Romance)
**Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward - Fiction (Romance)
**Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward - Fiction (Romance)
Sword and Sorceress VIII - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress XV - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress XIV - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress X - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress VI - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress IX - Fiction (Anthology)
Rocket Ship Galileo - Robert Heinlein - Fiction (Science Fiction)
The Real Middle Earth - Brian Bates - Non Fiction (History)
To Sail Beyond The Sunset - Robert Heinlein - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Lammas Night - Fiction (Anthology)
Roman Poets Of The Early Empire - Poetry - (Primary Source)
Readings In Medieval History - Patrick Geary - Non Fiction (History)
Troilus And Criseyde - Geoffrey Chaucer - Poetry (Primary Source)
Falls The Shadow - Sharon Kay Penman - Fiction (History)
The Reckoning - Sharon Kay Penman - Fiction (History)
Eleanor Of Aquitaine - Alison Weir - Non Fiction (Biography)
**Hand of Isis - Jo Graham - Fiction (Fantasy)
Growing Up In Medieval London - Barbara Hanawalt - Non Fiction (History)
The Lost Capital Of Byzantium - Steven Runciman - Non Fiction - History
Charmed Destinies - Anthology (Fantasy)
**Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden - Fiction
The Ties That Bound - Barbara Hanawalt - Non Fiction (History)
Making A Living In The Middle Ages - Christopher Dyer - Non Fiction (History)
The Art Of Medieval Hunting - John Cummins - Non Fiction (History)
Medieval English Prose For Women - Eds. Bella Millett & Jocelyn Wogan-Browne - Non Fiction (Primary Source)
Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen - Fiction
The Parafaith War - L. E. Modesitt Jr. - Fiction (Science Fiction)
For Us The Living - Robert Heinlein - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Sword and Sorceress I - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress V - Fiction (Anthology)
Sword and Sorceress VII - Fiction (Anthology)
Against The Odds - Elizabeth Moon - Fiction (Science Fiction)
Jewels: A Secret History - Victoria Finlay - Non Fiction (History)
Dictionary Of Mythology - Non Fiction
Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World - Viki Myron - Non Fiction (Animal Stories)
Galore - Michael Crummey - Fiction
A Gate At The Stairs - Lorrie Moore - Fiction
**The Golden Mean - Annabel Lyon - Fiction (Historical Fiction)
Hadrian - Anthony Everitt - Non Fiction - Biography
The Inheritance Of Rome - Chris Wickham - Non Fiction (History)
The Chronicle Of Bury St. Emund's - Non Fiction (Primary Source)
Confessions Of A Radical Industrialist - Ray C. Anderson - Non Fiction
Josephus - Non Fiction (Primary Source)
Women in Early Medieval Europe 400-1100 - Lisa M. Bitel - Non Fiction (History)
An Illustrated History of its First 12000 Years: Toronto edited by Ronald F. Williamson - Non Fiction (History)
Becoming Modern In Toronto: The Industrial Exhibition - Keith Walden - Non Fiction (History)
The Complete World Of The Dead Sea Scrolls - Phillip R. Davies, George J. Brooke and Phillip R. Callaway - Non Fiction (History)
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English - Non Fiction (Primary Source)
The Black Ships - Jo Graham - Fiction (Fantasy)
**Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit (A Novel of King Arthur) - Mercedes Lackey - Fiction (Fantasy)
Born of Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon - Fiction (Romance)
**Griffin and Sabine - Nick Bantock - Fiction
Sabine's Notebook - Nick Bantock - Fiction
The Golden Mean - Nick Bantock - Fiction
Alexandria - Nick Bantock - Fiction
Morningstar - Nick Bantock - Fiction
Gryphon - Nick Bantock - Fiction
Londinium - John Morris - Non Fiction - History
The Archaeology Of Roman Britain - R. G. Collingwood - Non Fiction - History
Lord of the Two Lands - Judith Tarr - Fiction (Fantasy)
Daily Living In The Twelfth Century - Non Fiction (History)
Cathedral, Forge And Waterwheel - Francis And Joseph Gies - Non Fiction (History)
Medicine And Society In Later Medieval England - Caroline Rawcliffe - Non Fiction (History)
Peony In Love - Lisa See - Fiction

Wish me luck. I keep buying more books instead of reading the ones I already have. Maybe I'll manage to read twelve or more of these this year though as seven of the books on here are new acquires rather than books that have been sitting around for a year or more.


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Jennifer TFFQ said...

It's an addiction. I have it badly too. Although this past month I managed to skip the library all together in favor of reading books from my own bookshelves. Made me pretty proud of myself. Good luck on pruning your list down.

*sprinkles you with fairy dust and flutters off.............

Unknown said...

Thanks, Jennifer. I've got to admit, I'm not doing as well as you did. Just bought two more books last night.


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