Posted by: Mish | April 6, 2009

Dread Pile o’Reads

My Dread Pile o’Reads is made up of books from authors that I either want to read more of or haven’t yet and titles that just catch my interest. Thanks to my own findings, being up for just about anything, and the suggestions and reviews from friends and other bloggers it’s a pretty sizable stack. When and if I’ll actually get to any of them depends on priority and mood. I mentally keep track of my reading list, but have a hard copy as a backup that used to be somewhat organized by priority on the same notepad file as the books I read. All of my reading lists have since been moved here. I recently reorganized the Dread Pile o’Reads with fiction alphabetized by author and non-fiction loosely categorized. It helps maintain the constantly growing and changing pile. Here’s what it looks like, for now:

Fiction to Read:
Richard Bach: Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Marion Zimmer Bradley: Firebrand
Dan Brown: Digital Fortress
Bill Bryson: A Walk in the Woods- Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Orson Scott Card: rest of Ender’s Game series
Orson Scott Card: Treasure Box
Stephen Chbosky: the Perks of Being a Wallflower
Michael Ende: the Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschitchte)
P.R. Frost: Hounding the Moon
P.R. Frost: Faery Moon
Neil Gaiman: Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman: Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Neil Gaiman: Coraline
Ursula Le Guin: Earthsea series
Ursula Le Guin: Hainish Cycle books
Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
Khaled Hosseini: the Kite Runner
Victor Hugo: Les Misérables (French version)
Mercedes Lackey: Foundation
C.S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet
C.S. Lewis: Perelandra
Charles de Lint: Moonlight and Vines
H.P. Lovecraft: Fungi from Yuggoth & Other Poems
Ann-Marie MacDonald: the Way the Crow Flies
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
James Morrow: the Last Witchfinder
Audrey Niffenegger: the Time Traveler’s Wife
Carolyn Parkhurst: Dogs of Babel
David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Robert Silverberg: Majipoor Chronicles
John Steinbeck: The Winter of Our Discontent
Koji Suzuki: Ring
Catherynne M. Valente: the Orphan’s Tales, I & II
Doug Wright: I Am My Own Wife
Roger Zelazny: Changeling
Roger Zelazny: Lord of Light

Non-fiction to Read: (In no real particular order)
Jennifer 8. Lee: the Fortune Cookie Chronicles
Howard Lyman (the mad cowboy): No More Bull
Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Sean Hepburn Ferrer: Audrey Hepburn, an Elegent Spirit: A son Remembers
Kevin Danaher: The Year in Ireland
Miriam MacNeil: The Silver Bough- Scottish folk-lore & belief
Califia: Mortal Companion
Califia: Sex Changes: the Politics of Transgenderism
Califia: Public Sex: the Culture of Radical Sex
Irving Abella & Harold Troper: None is Too Many- Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948
Gershon Winkler: Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism
Rebecca Stein: Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft
James Endredy: Ecoshamanism
Carlos Castaneda: Teachings of Don Juan
Robert Ghost Wolf: Changing the Tides of Fear
Ronald Hutton: Triumph of the Moon
Acharya S: Christ Conspiracy, Greatest Story Ever Told
G. K. Chesterton: Heretics, Orthodoxy… something

Musing MondaysAs a follow up to last week’s question, Joseph asked how you keep track of your to be read list. Do you have a paper list or on your computer? Do you take it with you when you go shopping? How do you decide what gets added to it?


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