It’s an ARC-alanche!!

I’ve recently made a major change to this page.  I removed the long list of my attempt at posting all my TBR books, and instead put the ARC-alanche pile here.  To view my entire library, Click here for my LT catalogue.

This is the list of all the books for which I’ve promised a review.  I’m trying to behave myself and not request any more until I get caught up on all of them, which means I only request the ones I’m really, truly, DESPERATELY dying to read now.   They’re listed in alphabetical order by author, because GOODNESS KNOWS I can’t remember the order in which they arrived!  I will do my level best to link the reviews as I read them.

The ARC-alanche

  1. The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal
  2. The Art of Listening Prayer by Seth Barnes
  3. Guernica:  A Novel by Dave Boling
  4. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  5. Operation Blue Light:  My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies by Philip Chabot
  6. Sword (The Forbidden Bookstore) by Da Chen
  7. The Terminal Spy:  A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder by Alan S. Cowell
  8. Red Letters:  Living a Faith That Bleeds by Tom Davis
  9. Sacred Hearts:  A Novel by Sarah Dunant
  10. Stealing Athena:  A Novel by Karen Essex
  11. The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy (extra copy for giveaway)
  12. Fragment by Warren Fahy
  13. Valeria’s Last Stand by Marc Fitten
  14. Gifts of War:  A Novel by Mackenzie Ford
  15. Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich
  16. The Mysterious Receding Seas by Richard Guy
  17. Strange But True, America:  Weird Tales from All 50 States by John Hafnor, illustrated by Dale Crawford (extra copy for giveaway)
  18. The Actor and the Housewife:  A Novel by Shannon Hale
  19. Any Given Doomsday (Phoenix Chronicles, #1) by Lori Handeland read and reviewed here
  20. The Aviary Gate:  A Novel by Katie Hickman
  21. Shadow of Colossus (Seven Wonders Novel, Book #1) by T. L. Higley
  22. “You Wanna Go To Willard?” by Linda M. Holbrook
  23. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  24. The Necklace:  Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis
  25. RuneWarriors by James Jennewein
  26. The Rapture by Liz Jensen
  27. Spiced:  A Pastry Chef’s True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, and What Really Goes on in the Kitchen by Dalia Jurgensen
  28. The Power Makers:  Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America by Maury Klein
  29. Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
  30. The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
  31. The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine read and reviewed here
  32. Best Intentions:  A Novel by Emily Listfield
  33. Blue Genes:  A Memoir of Loss and Survival by Christopher Lukas
  34. Swimming with Strangers by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
  35. First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
  36. Holy Roller by Julie Lyons
  37. Islands Apart:  A Year on the Edge of Civilization by Ken McAlpine read and reviewed here
  38. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination:  A Memoir by Elizabeth McCracken
  39. Perfection:  A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz
  40. The Organ Grinder and the Monkey by Sam Moffie
  41. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
  42. The Crying Tree:  A Novel by Naseem Rakha
  43. Carve Your Own Road:  Do What You Love and Live the Life You Envision by Jennifer Remling
  44. Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
  45. T’Aragam by Jack W. Regan
  46. My Father’s Paradise:  A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar
  47. When Skateboards Will Be Free:  A Memoir of a Political Childhood by Said Sayrafiezadeh
  48. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  49. Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano
  50. So Long at the Fair:  A Novel by Christina Schwarz
  51. God Sleeps in Rwanda by Joseph Sebarenzi
  52. Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan read and reviewed here
  53. Viva Cisco by Patrick Shannon
  54. The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem
  55. Surviving Ben’s Suicide:  A Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery by C. Comfort Shields
  56. i, Robot by Howard S. Smith
  57. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher:  Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
  58. When A Man Loves A Woman by LaConnie Taylor-Jones
  59. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
  60. Last Night I Dreamed of Peace:  The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram by Dang Thuy Tram
  61. The Promised World by Lisa Tucker
  62. Memoirs of a Fortune Teller by Gary Turcotte
  63. Vigilante Witch Hunter by Gary Turcotte
  64. The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green:  Saving the Earth Begins at Home by Terra Wellington read and reviewed
  65. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  66. Her Name Was Beauty by Deborah A. Williams
  67. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zaffon


Tainted by Brooke Morgan

Making Toast:  A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt

Dragon House by John Shors


12 Responses

  1. I’ve enjoyed looking at your list. Many are on mine as well, some I’ve never heard of, and some are so fantastic. The Glass Castle is one of the best books I’ve ever read. All the King’s Men and How green was my Valley are on my Top 10. Under Milk Wood–stunning. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–love it so much. So many others on your list just make my heart palpitated with fond memories!! But if I went back and read all the books I loved once, I could never tackle my own mountain of books!

  2. I totally suggest you pick up Wild Swans. While I have not read it yet, I intend on reading it before the summer is up and it would be great to compare notes with someone.

  3. I just think it is hillarious that you call your TBR list Mt. TBR. I have been meaning on commenting since I first saw your blog several months ago. It cracks me up. I was thinking about it just this weekend when I had to move the 800+ books off of my TBR shelves for a home repair project — they are now in huge, teetering stacks along my mantle and around my living room. I thought, “Wow! Now I have a whole TBR Mountain Range.”

  4. Hi, KAMom ~ I know you from LT and have been meaning to get over here to your blog. Love what you call it and am impressed that you have it so organized. I’ve got lists of TBRs scattered around my apartment and on both my computers, piles of them unlisted and more on my reserved list from the library, and some on my amazon Wish List. If I ever put them all together on one list, I might come close to your volume ~ but maybe not.

    I added In the Shadow of Mt. TBR to my Favorites. 🙂


  5. I can’t even look at this, it’s scaring me! My TBR is probably this bad too but I try not to lay it out there. Maybe I should, maybe that would stop me from buying more books!

  6. Wow, what a big TBR. I count books that I don’t own but want to read on my TBR as well as books I own.

    I see you read ARC’s. I am hosting the 2009 ARC challenge to get threw some ARC’s. If your interested, go here:

  7. Wow, just, wow.
    I wouldn’t know how to start listing my TBRs. I’m impressed!

  8. WOW!

    Just wanted to say what a great idea this is. I didn’t actually look up any of the books but found seven titles I’d like to know more of.

    :-/ I don’t need any more books on my TBR list!

  9. 9 of those there listed titles are still in my pile too. But 10 of those listed I have read and reviewed. So shame on me, and good for me too 😉

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