Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The overwhelming "to be read" pile

I have definitely bought fewer books this year but in spite of that my pile of books waiting to be read just grows and grows. Just on the shelves near my computer are the following: A Most Wanted Man – John Le Carre If it Bleeds – Duncan Campbell Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford Woman on the Edge of Time – Marge Piercy Brave New World – Aldous Huxley Millennium – Tom Holland A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz Beowulf – Seamus Heaney Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov The Dancer Upstairs – Nicholas Shakespeare The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy U.S.A. – John Dos Passos Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad Surfacing – Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood Sacred Games – Vikram Chandra We Are Now Beginning Our Descent – James Meek Hearts and Minds – Amanda Craig 2666 – Robert Bolana The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry The Collection – James Crumley Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier And there are even more in the rest of the house! So, no more new purchases before the end of the year. Well, not many anyway!

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