05 January 2007

Friday Discussion Question

What are the three books at the top of your To Be Read (TBR) pile at the moment? What made you pick them up in the first place?

For myself, I've lined up three set in, well, unusual historical locales: Kim's Liberty, Morag's Blood Moon Over Britain, and Therese Nichol's Sunburst's Citadel. Rome, WWII, and medieval India... rock on, ladies! After all, part of the reason for founding this blog was to find good stuff for my TBR pile!


Jacquie said...

Gerri Russell's The Warrior Trainer

Alexis Morgan's The Dark Protector

Aysel Arwen's A Pirate, A Secret, and Rose

And a whole bunch more.

Jacquie, bookaholic

Eliza said...

I'm reading Sara Gran's Dope right now. The list after that:

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson -- because I haven't read it and it's the first of the series. I got it (and three other Gaslight Mysteries) for Christmas.

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. I saw the Hitchcock film and it was so, so bad that I have no idea what the story is. So my Hitchcock/Du Maurier loving friend gave it to me for Christmas.

I'm also considering reading A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray this month. I read the first chapter about a year ago, but I was thoroughly unimpressed and found the main character whiny and unlikable. But then I started reading Miss Bray's livejournal and I like her and her personal writing style, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Plus, the cover is bee-autiful!

Christine Koehler said...

Ooh, Eliza, I read A Great and Terrible Beauty. It’s got its plot problems, and I never really came to like Gemma, but I could tolerate her until the end. It was a fascinating premise, and the supporting characters were well drawn. Haven’t made it to the second one in the trilogy (Rebel Angels), so maybe I’ll add it to my list, which doesn’t include any historicals now that I look at it.

The Collectors by Baldacci, Treasure of Khan by Cussler, and the Puerto Rico travel book I got for Christmas. Heading there in March, and might actually see something of the island besides the pool and the inside of the condo. Just because it’s a writing vacation doesn’t mean I can’t be tourist-y.


Delia DeLeest said...

I'm currently reading Barbara Raffin's Time Out of Mind. I ordered Morag's 2 books from Amazon, so now I'm waiting impatiently for them to make their way across the Pacific so I can put them on the top of my TBR pile.

I'm also in the process of reading a Time Life book featuring the highlights of the 1920's. I'm already familiar with most of what it has in it, but any new little tidbit could blossom into a great story idea.

PennyAsh1 said...

Right now it's

MercyKill: Shattered Melody by Michael Barnette

Shadowspawn by Andrew Offutt (An oldie, one I just managed to replace in my collection)

Through Neon Eyes: Zoner by Michael Barnette (waiting for this one to come out)