It’s that time of year again. The time of year when I have a mountain of books hiding in my cupboard and no idea where to start. This isn’t like my last TBR pile, where I could plow my way through them one at a time. No, this time I have a few new books in a few different series coming out.
So, because I am a crazy person, I have to go back and re-read all of the preceding books so all of the details are fresh in my mind. In my crazy-bookworm mind this makes all of the new revelations way more meaningful. I’ve done the whole just-reading-the-new-book thing and I always find myself confused and wondering how things became the way they did in the latest book. Like relationships, villains, plans, and all of that.
I don’t want to be wondering about the state of the S.S. Sydrian when I’m reading Silver Shadows. I just want to know so that I can fully appreciate the trials and tribulations that they’ll face. And as for Every Word, thank God I only have one book to read. But I can’t wait to become reacquainted with Watts and Mycroft (Rachel and James) again. It’s going to be amazing.
Most of the books here are from my birthday, or are books I haven’t actually bought yet but I have pre-ordered. The Sherlock story was a no-brainer: I’m trying to collect the BBC reissues of the stories and I have to buy them as soon as I see them. They are ridiculously hard to find. This one I can’t wait to get to because the forward is written by Benedict Cumberbatch. Yeah, you be jealous.
So here it is. Welcome to Mount Tsundoku:
- City of Heavenly Fire – Cassandra Clare
- The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
- Every Word – Ellie Marney
i. Every Breath – Ellie Marney
- Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead
i. Bloodlines – Richelle Mead
ii. The Golden Lily – Richelle Mead
iii. The Indigo Spell – Richelle Mead
iv. The Fiery Heart – Richelle Mead
- Divergent – Veronica Roth
- Insurgent – Veronica Roth
- Allegiant – Veronica Roth
- The Messenger – Markus Zusak
- Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman
- The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons – anthology
- Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
- NOS4R2 – Joe Hill
- Martha in the Mirror – Justin Richards
- The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Shining Darkness – Mark Michalowski
- The Gospel of Loki – Joanne M. Harris
NB: tsundoku is a Japanese noun. It means: “buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up on shelves or floors or nightstands”.
Maybe I should just change my name to Tsundoku and have done with it. It’s basically my life’s motto.