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Old 12-17-2011, 12:02 PM   #14
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Read/Reread some classics, while reducing my TBR

Goal is to read or re-read some classics I never read or have completely forgotten. From "fun" ones, like Dumas, to empty spots in my education, such as Edith Wharton. But while I do this, I really, really want to cut down my TBR list. Like pdurrant, I have a problem with buying more than I read.

I'll use this thread to keep track of both goals, by listing my books read and by keeping score on the buy/read ratio. (Note: this list of books in the TBR list is not comprehensive, since it only includes the first couple of books in several large series that I expect to read all of in 2012. But we'll adjust the list as required.

Initial # of books ToBeRead as of January 1: 107
Current # of books ToBeRead as of 27 December, 2012: 90


Books Bought in 2012: 110

Books Read in 2012:
  1. The House of Silk, A Sherlock Holmes Novel (Anthony Horowitz)
  2. Miss Pym Disposes (Josephine Tey)
  3. Masquerade (Georgette Heyer)
  4. The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson) (Audible, read by Michael Kramer)
  5. A Quintet of Kate Shugak Stories (Dana Stabenow)
  6. The Night the Gods Smiled (Eric Wright)
  7. The Day They Brought the Bears to Belfast (Sharon Lee) *short*
  8. Sprig Muslin (Georgette Heyer)
  9. Quiet Magic (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (3 short stories)
  10. Redoubtable - Kris Longknife #8 (Mike Shepard) (Audible, read by Dina Pearlman)
  11. Assassin's Apprentice (Robin Hobb)
  12. A Quintet of Dana Stabenow Stories (2 Liam Campbell, 2 Mnemosynea, and a Star Svensdotter)
  13. Oath of Fealty (Elizabeth Moon)
  14. The Quiet Gentleman (Georgette Heyer)
  15. The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time (Dan Burstein, et al)
  16. Bruno, Chief of Police (Martin Walker)
  17. The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
  18. The Tin Princess (Philip Pullman) (Audible, read by Anton Lesser)
  19. Kings of the North (Elizabeth Moon)
  20. No Mark Upon Her (Deborah Crombie)
  21. Echos of Betrayal (Elizabeth Moon)
  22. A Rising Thunder (David Weber)
  23. Restless in the Grave (Dana Stabenow) (Audible, read by Marguerite Gavin)
  24. To Serve Them All My Days (R. F. Delderfield)
  25. Faro's Daughter (Georgette Heyer)
  26. One Jump Ahead (Mark L. van Name) (in Jump Gate Twist omnibus)
  27. Slanted Jack (Mark L. van Name) (in Jump Gate Twist omnibus)
  28. The Curse of Chalion (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  29. Palladin of Souls (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  30. From Whence You Came (Laura Anne Gilman)
  31. The Spirit Ring (Lois McMaster Bujold) (Audible, read by Jessica Almasy)
  32. The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
  33. Friday's Child (Georgette Heyer)
  34. Barnburner (Sharon Lee)
  35. Gunshy (Sharon Lee)
  36. A trio of Alaskan short stories (Dana Stabenow)
  37. Longeye (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  38. The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep (Lawrence Block)
  39. Cast in Ruin (Michelle Sagara)
  40. Scholar (L. E. Modesitt, Jr.) (Audible, read by William Dufries)
  41. Dragon Ship (eArc) (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  42. Boundary (Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor)
  43. Double Share (Nathan Lowell)
  44. Deceiver (C. J. Cherryh)
  45. Betrayer (C. J. Cherryh)
  46. The Dark Vineyard (Martin Walker)
  47. 1634: The Baltic War (Eric Flint)
  48. Ring of Fire II (Eric Flint)
  49. Grantville Gazette V (Eric Flint, et al)
  50. Born To Run (Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon)
  51. 1632 (Eric Flint) (Audible, read by George Guidall)
  52. Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer
  53. Wheels of Fire (Mercedes Lackey & Mark Shepherd)
  54. Kill My Darling (Cynthia Harrod-Eagles)
  55. Tinker (Wen Spencer)
  56. Wolf Who Rules (Wen Spencer)
  57. Elfhome (Wen Spencer)
  58. Trading into Danger (Elizabeth Moon) (Audible, read by Cynthia Holloway)
  59. Captain Vorpatrill's Alliance (eARC) (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  60. Fire Season (eARC) (David Weber & Jane Linskold)
  61. Beguilement - Book 1 of the Sharing Knife (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  62. Legacy - Book 2 of the Sharing Knife (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  63. Passages- Book 3 of the Sharing Knife (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  64. Horizon- Book 4 of the Sharing Knife (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  65. Lady of Quality (Georgette Heyer)
  66. 1635: The Eastern Front (Eric Flint)
  67. 1636: The Saxon Uprising (Eric Flint)
  68. Monster Hunter International (Larry Correia)
  69. Midnight Come Again (Dana Stabenow)
  70. The Singing of the Dead (Dana Stabenow)
  71. Princeps (L. E. Modesitt, Jr.) (Audible, read by William Dufries)
  72. Oath of Swords (David Weber)
  73. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Ernest Hemingway)
  74. Marque and Reprisal (Elizabeth Moon) (Audible, read by Cynthia Holloway)
  75. A Brother's Price (Wen Spencer)
  76. Alien Taste (Wen Spencer)
  77. The War God's Own (David Weber)
  78. Engaging the Enemy (Elizabeth Moon) (Audible, read by Cynthia Holloway)
  79. Command Decision (Elizabeth Moon) (Audible, read by Cynthia Holloway)
  80. Tainted Trail (Wen Spencer)
  81. A Fine and Bitter Snow (Dana Stabenow)
  82. Wyvern (Wen Spencer)
  83. Victory Conditions (Elizabeth Moon) (Audible, read by Cynthia Holloway)
  84. A Grave Denied (Dana Stabenow)
  85. A Taint in the Blood (Dana Stabenow)
  86. A Civil Contract (Georgette Heyer)
  87. Bitter Waters (Wen Spencer)
  88. Fledgling (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  89. Saltation (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  90. Ghost Ship (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  91. Dragon Ship (final version) (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  92. Carousel Tides (Sharon Lee) (Audible, read by Elisabeth Rodgers)
  93. Crystal Soldier (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Kevin T. Collins)
  94. An Infamous Army (Georgette Heyer)
  95. Crystal Dragon (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Kevin T. Collins)
  96. Balance of Trade (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Kevin T. Collins)
  97. Garment of Shadows (Laurie King)
  98. Local Custom (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Bernadette Dunn)
  99. Scout's Progress (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Bernadette Dunn)
  100. Mouse and Dragon (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Bernadette Dunn)
  101. A Deeper Sleep (Dana Stabenow)
  102. Agent of Change (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  103. Conflict of Honors (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  104. Agent of Change (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  105. Carpe Diem (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  106. Plan B (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  107. I Dare (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Andy Caploe)
  108. Fledgling (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Eileen Stevens)
  109. Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush (Pierre Berton)
  110. Saltation (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Eileen Stevens)
  111. Necessity's Child (eArc) (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller)
  112. Ghost Ship (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Eileen Stevens)
  113. Cocaine Blues (Kerry Greenwood)
  114. Flying Too High (Kerry Greenwood)
  115. Murder on the Ballarat Train (Kerry Greenwood)
  116. Dragon Ship (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller) (Audible, read by Eileen Stevens)
  117. Farnham's Freehold (Robert Heinlein)
  118. Ravenwood(Nathan Lowell)
  119. Zypheria's Call(Nathan Lowell)
  120. Nocturne(Deborah Crombie)
  121. Captain Vorpatrill's Alliance (Lois McMaster Bujold)
  122. Death at Victoria Dock (Kerry Greenwood)
  123. Last Seen Wearing (Colin Dexter)
  124. Falling Free ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  125. Shards of Honor ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  126. Barrayar ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  127. Nine Princes of Amber (Roger Zelazny) (Audible, read by Allessandro Juliani)
  128. Proto Zoa (5 short stories) ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  129. Mountains of Mourning ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  130. Warrior's Apprentice ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  131. The Vor Game ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  132. Labyrinth ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  133. Cetaganda ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  134. Darkship Thieves ( Sarah Hoyt )
  135. Darkship Renegades ( Sarah Hoyt )
  136. Powder and Patch ( Georgette Heyer )
  137. The Philosopher's Stone (J. K. Rowling) ([i]audio, read by Steven Fry)
  138. The Green Mill Murder (Kerry Greenwood)
  139. Blood and Circuses (Kerry Greenwood)
  140. Ethen of Athos ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  141. Borders of Infinity ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  142. Brothers in Arms ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  143. Mirror Dance ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  144. Mrs. Hudson's Case ( Laurie King )
  145. Any Taint of Vice ( Dana Stabenow )
  146. Archie Meets Nero ( Robert Goldsborough )
  147. Memory ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  148. Komar ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  149. Darkover: First Contact ( Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  150. Rediscovery ( Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  151. The Sword of Aldones ( Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  152. A Civil Campaign ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  153. Winterfair Gifts ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  154. Diplomatic Immunity ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  155. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  156. Cryoburn ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
  157. Foreigner (C. J. Cherryh ) (Audible+eBook, Audible read by Daniel Thomas May )


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