Friday, January 29, 2010

My Massive TBR Pile

I'm one of those people who dives head first into something once she decides she wants to do it. So last year, when I decided I wanted to write YA, I went a little crazy with the idea that I needed to read as much YA as possible (and okay, I WANTED to read as much YA as possible). Hence my massive TBR pile.

I finally got around to semi-organizing my bookshelf (read: actually putting the books on the shelves the right way) and now I'm faced with this:

Isn't it beautiful?

I've counted somewhere around 137 books on those shelves that are just waiting to be read. (And that's fiction only, not research books.) My goal was to read at least 100 books this year (at 2 per week, I'm on track, go me!) but after seeing how many books I have, and how many books coming out this year that I want to get, I'm thinking I need to up that number.

Here's a closer look at what's in my pile. I actually get sort of giddy just looking at it!
Isn't it beautiful?


Any suggestions on must reads that I should move to the top?

23 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson said...

You are correct - it's a thing of beauty! Your bookshelf rocks! I also went a little nuts last year thinking I should be reading more of my writing genre. I'm currently looking to purchase a bookshelf. Maybe then I'll be as organized as you!

Lea said...

Whoa...that's like heaven! Good luck getting to them all :)

Raíla said...

WOW! This is big! Great and beautiful bookshelf you have! I believe mine will have as many book as yours one day. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

WilowRaven said...

What a beautiful book case! I'm jealous :) Thanks for sharing.

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow, that's a HUGE TBR pile!! I wonder how long it will take you to finish? Months? Years? :P

Elle Strauss said...

Wow, what a fortune in books!

Jen said...

Wow amazing!!! I AM IN AWE!!!!

Summer said...

Looks like you've got some good ones there...I'll be interested to see what you think of Betwixt. I thought it was so horrible that I didn't finish it, which is quite unusual for me. I only bought it because of the bright yellow cover! ;-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ooooo,looking at all those books just makes me drool! :-)

Nad said...

O-M-G!
It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

I would like to have one like that! *sighs*

GO,Valerie,GO!
Luck with ur readings!

Euphoria13 said...

O.O OH-MY-GOD!!

WHAT A PILE! I MEAN WHAT A SHELF!!!

Jean (Tuning Into YA Books) said...

Lucky! You have so many books! Happy reading!

IanIan said...

Ah...it's not beautiful, it's GORGEOUS <3<3<3

Lauren said...

Oooh, SO MANY BOOKS! =)

Also I think you should move Some Girls Are, Before I Die, Leaving Paradise, Fire, How To Be Bad, and The Naughty List to the top. Since all of them are great books/ must reads!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Not gonna lie... I'm drooling right now. DROOLING.

I've heard really good things about Bleeding Violet!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Its gorgeous! I'm a big Charlaine Harris fan, so I'm going to suggest you move the Southern Vampire Mysteries to the top >_< Even though they aren't YA.

Great picks! I wanted to read at least 60 this year, but at having only read two so far, I'm off to a bad start.

Vasilly said...

I love this! I'm recommending you put Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy to the top along with The Ask and the Answer by Ness AND both of Marcus Zusak's books. Happy reading!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, these book montages are fabulous--really they are like works of art. I see so many among that I loved or that are also in my TBR.

Book Monster said...

Haha welcome to the book blogging community, I'm certainly in the same dilema as you. So many TBR.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Percy Jackson!

Valerie said...

Thanks everyone! I definitely love my built in bookshelves. I wish I had them in every room!

Summer - I have read the same thing about Betwixt. I bought it because it was recommended at the bookstore but I don't have high hopes for it now.

Lauren - I'm definitely going to read The Naughty List soon, it's an ARC and I want to give it away next month when the book releases. It looks like a fun read.

Lacey - I really want to read the True Blood books (LOVE the show) but then I look at how many there are and think about how I could be reading YA instead. Don't know when I'll get to them. I'm also afraid they'll spoil the show for me.

Vasilly - The His Dark Materials books aren't actually on my list. I think I'm the only person in the world that did not like The Golden Compass (he lost me at "original sin") and so I haven't planned to read the next two. I'm really looking forward to The Book Thief though!

Tricia - I love looking at the montages too! So many pretty covers all together!

Marybeth - LOL! I did want to read at least the first one before the movie came out, not sure if I'll be able to or not, but I'm really excited to read them.

AchingHope said...

Haha... Your bookshelf looks almost as bad as my sisters. :P

Jenn-ay said...

Ooooo soooo verrrrry pretty! This is motivating me to read, read, read!!!

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