TBR shelf doom

I’m afraid the TBR shelf has gotten totally out of control again, and I have two SFF conventions coming up. This cannot bode well. But it’s not my fault! We went to America, where there are thousands of different titles you can’t find here! I found Barbara HamblyHamilton’s Abigail Adams murder mystery series! I got Michelle Sagara’s CAST IN FLAME (which is my new favourite of the series, OMG, the action! OMG, the end!)! I got new Jack Campbell books (I love them. they do exactly what they say on the tin)! I got a new Lawrence Watt-Evans book, and then I learned he’ll be at Shamrokon so I can get him to SIGN it (and more importantly, also my 25 year old beat up copies of the Misenchanted books!!!!)! I got Carol Berg’s new book (which has a glowing cover quote from some CE Murphy person)! I got–

I got a whole bunch of cosy mysteries (in the name of research, NOT THAT I’M STARTING A COSY MYSTERY SERIES DARN IT) and I took pictures of literally dozens more because I couldn’t possibly buy them all or remember their titles but I might want to later! :)

Also, ever so slightly in my defence, Mom gave me several of her already-read mystery novels so those have been added to the stack too, even though I didn’t technically buy them myself. :)

Next year I really *am* going to have to limit myself to reading only books by people I know personally, just as a way to get through the backlist. The question then becomes whether people I’ve interacted with on Twitter count…


Bach, Rachel: FORTUNE’S PAWN, HONOR’S KNIGHT, HEAVEN’S QUEEN
Barnes, Mark T: THE GARDEN OF STONES
Berg, Carol: DUST & LIGHT
Buchanan, Col: FARLANDER
Campbell, Alan: SEA OF GHOSTS
Campbell, Jack: DREADNAUGHT, INVINCIBLE
Carroll, Michael: SUPERHUMAN, THE ASCENSION
Clare, Cassandra: CLOCKWORK ANGEL
Cobley, Michael: SEEDS OF EARTH
Connolly, Sheila: RED DELICIOUS DEATH, A KILLER CROP, BITTER HARVEST, SOUR APPLES
Copperman, EJ: CHANCE OF A GHOST, AN UNINVITED GHOST
Cornell, Paul: LONDON FALLING
Delaney, Joseph: THE SPOOK’S DESTINY
Elliott, Kate: COLD MAGIC
Friedman, Celia: LEGACY OF KINGS
Gaiman, Neil: THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
Grafton, Sue: D IS FOR DEADBEAT, I IS FOR INNOCENT
Hambly, Barbara: RAN AWAY, GOOD MAN FRIDAY
Hamilton, Barbara: Abigail Adams books
Harkaway, Nick: ANGELMAKER
Heyer, Georgette: FRIDAY’S CHILD, THE GRAND SOPHIE
Hunter, Faith: DEATH’S RIVAL, RAVEN CURSED
Kay, Guy Gavriel: RIVER OF STARS
Knight, Francis: FADE TO BLACK
Kristoff, Jay: SHADOWDANCER
Lo, Malinda: HUNTRESS
Leon, Donna: BEASTLY THINGS
Lyle, Anne: THE ALCHEMIST OF SOULS
Lynch, Scott: THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES
Macallan, Ben: DESDAEMONA
McDowall, Iain: PERFECTLY DEAD
McKenna, Juliet E: BLOOD IN THE WATER, BANNERS IN THE WIND
Newman, Emma: BETWEEN TWO THORNS
Sagara, Michelle: SILENCE, TOUCH
Shevdon, Mike: STRANGENESS & CHARM
Sperring, Kari: THE GRASS KING’S CONCUBINE
Steele, Allen: SPINDRIFT
Tchaikovsky, Adrian: EMPIRE IN BLACK AND GOLD
Tregellis, Ian: BITTER SEEDS
Watt-Evans, Lawrence: A YOUNG MAN WITHOUT MAGIC
Williams, Walter Jon: THIS IS NOT A GAME
Wexler, Django: THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY

Non-Fiction:
Clements, Jonathan: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KHUBILAI KHAN
Emmerson, Charles: THE FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC
Garfield, Simon: JUST MY TYPE
Goldstone, Nancy: JOANNA
Isaacson, Rupert: THE HORSE BOY
Leon, Vicki: 4000 YEARS OF UPPITY WOMEN
Trigger: UNDERSTANDING EARLY CIVILZATIONS
Weatherford, Jack: SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS
Weir, Alison: ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE
Wilson, Ben: DECENCY & DISORDER

4 Comments


  1. Wait, what?! You have D is for Deadbeat and I is for innocent and you’re going to read them in that order? For shame!


    1. Well, yeah… (I’ve read 4 of the Alphabet Murders, none in order. It’s hard, but I don’t want to collect them all from the beginning…)


  2. Thanks for the updated list, I always seem to find something interesting, I have read a biography of Abigail Adams and so I think I will check them out.


    1. I’m really looking forward to reading them. If you haven’t already, and like historical mysteries, read her Benjamin January novels (written as Barbara Hambly), which are just *amazing* in the worldbuilding, OMG.

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