Thursday, January 07, 2010

TBR Challenge - trying again in 2010

Okay, I'm going to try this again. Probably, my life will get crazy again and I won't get it all done--it's hard for me to post reviews on a schedule--but I want to try. I want to pull some of these books off my TBR shelves. And even out of the box under my bed.

I am not going to put them down for any particular month, because I often read according to mood and I might not be in the mood for that particular book in whatever month. So...

Here we go.

I'll match them to categories after I've selected them:

1. Moonlight and Mistletoe by Dawn Temple - Series romance (because Dawn's a friend & I've been meaning to read this.)

2. Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn - mystery/suspense (bought this at RWA conference, haven't touched it, and I really want to.)

3. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - YA fiction (romance?) I've heard a lot about this over the years & found it at a yard sale. In great shape!

4. The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer - I'm going to break out Regency from historical romance.

5. Firebird by Mercedes Lackey - fantasy

6. Ships of the Air by Martha Wells - Not Your Usual Setting. It's in Ile-Rien - a made-up place.

7. Southern Comfort by Karen Kelley - Contemporary romance

8. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik - fantasy

9. The Captain's Woman by Merline Lovelace - Western romance

10. Mysterious Ways by Terry W. Burns - Inspirational (I've had this a Loooong time...)

11. Dancing with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas - New to me author

12. Love and Honor by Randall Wallace - historical novel (had this a long time too)

Hmm. I may switch the Lackey book out for something else...but my shelves are very heavy with fantasy and SF. 'Cause I like it.

Maybe I'll just name two designated alternates and sub one of them for whichever book I just can't start.

Like Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear- a paranormal romance, which I've been wanting to read a while now, and For the Love of Pete, by Julia Harper, which looks like a contemporary romantic comedy. :)

I will post blog reviews of these, hopefully when I'm supposed to. If I read them, that will be an accomplishment in itself.

Do y'all have anything you hope to read this year?


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hi, Gail, are you freezing like we are here? Brrr... My hope for the New Year is getting my car started before I go to work this morning, and getting my stove working next week after it went on the blink the day before Christmas dinner! :) Hope you have a terrific New Years!

Melissa said...

You absolutely MUST read I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. One of my all-time favorite books. I think you'd love it. - Melissa F =)

Gail Dayton said...

@Melissa - It's on the list, and the stack in the middle of the futon.

@Terry - Hey, girl. It's been a while! Hope you're having a great year. Mine's Very Cold. :) For Galveston.

sarah said...

I know I'm just now catching this post - cause I saw your review of Dawn's book... but you so don't want to see my TBR list for 2010... it is becoming epic...