Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prepare to be Shocked

Bibliophile By the Sea has invited us all to track our book purchases in 2010. It's bound to be eye-opening and terrifying, but also a good way to keep track of what's coming in, don't you think?

Grab the button and join in! Hopefully my list will be short, but I doubt it. Bibliophile is also keeping track of the cost of each book, but I don't think I can take that much shock. Also, for my own piece of mind, I'm keeping track of how many of the books I buy I actually read. The green (linked) titles have been read and reviewed here. The purple titles have been read but will not be reviewed.

Here's what I've already bought this year so far: 
  1. London Calling by Edward Bloom
  2. If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
  3. A Haunted House and Other Stories by Virgina Woolf
  4. Anthem by Ayn Rand (Centennial Edition)
  5. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
  6. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Autographed!!!)
  7. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
  8. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
  9. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  10. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  11. Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
  12. Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce
  13. Ash by Malinda Lo
  14. Liver Cookies by Dian Curtis Regan
  15. New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
  16. Drood by Dan Simmons
  17. I Know Where I'm Going: Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler
  18. Heresy: An Historical Thriller by S.J. Parris
  19. Brigid of Kildare by Heather Terrell
  20. Death: The Time of Your Life by Neil Gaiman
  21. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  22. I Do But I Don't: Walking Down the Aisle Without Losing Your Mind by Kamy Wicoff
  23. Grimm's Fairy Tales
  24. For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  25. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
  26. The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd - This will go on to Dad as soon as I've read it, so I think it should count as a gift rather than a personal purchase. ;)
  27. The Ebony Tower by John Fowles
  28. The Collector by John Fowles
  29. First Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel
  30. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (don't judge)
  31. Christine Falls: A Novel by Benjamin Black
  32. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  33. Bad Faith by Gillian Philip
  34. The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts: The Library and the Young Adult by Margaret A. Edwards
  35. By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters (autographed!)
  36. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (autographed!)
  37. Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes (autographed!)
  38. Going Bovine by Libba Bray (autographed!)
  39. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (autographed!) (duplicate copy)
  40. Miss Tutu's Star by Leslea Newman with illustrations by Carey Armstrong-Ellis (autographed!)
  41. Water Steps by A. LaFaye (autographed!)
  42. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
  43. A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz
  44. Stringz by Micheal Wenberg
  45. Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
  46. In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
  47. Glimmerglass: A Faeriewalker Novel by Jenna Black
  48. The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution edited by Robert D. Bullard
  49. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  50. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  51. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  52. Dark Reflections: The Water Mirror; The Stone Light; The Glass Word by Kai Meyer 
  53. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  54. No Name by Wilkie Collins
  55. Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja
  56. The Lady of Shalott (Visions of Poetry series) by Lord Alfred Tennyson with illustrations by Genevieve Cote

So...this is a little embarrassing.

Whether Diane continues to "host" this one, maybe I should still keep track. The shame may (may!) force me to buy less or at least read more of what I purchase!


    Zee said...

    Well so far I have justified my book purchases with the fact that they are for school. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Like glue. I really don't want to know the total. That would just make me feel bad :D

    Diane said...

    YAY...for you for taking the plunge with me (even without tracking to prices...LOL) We'll compare notes each month :)