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.
Good luck with that. Hopefully it doesn’t topple over and crush you in your sleep!
I am grateful every morning I wake up and my lungs haven’t been crushed by thousands of pages 🙂
I’m thankful every morning I wake up with my lungs still intact 🙂