Friday, January 2, 2009

Book Stack: Brought Back in my Suitcases after Christmas

You asked for it!

I'd already unpacked, so no in situ shots, but here are the stacks that emerged from my HEAVY suitcases.

Undercover by Beth Kephart (from author)
The Resistance by Gemma Malley (from publisher)
The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond (purchased used)
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritson (gift from Aunt Linda)
King Dork by Frank Portman (contest win Shooting Stars Mag)
Stop Me if You've Heard this One Before by David Yoo (from publisher)
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters (from publisher)
Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz (from publisher)
Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson (gift from Aunt Linda)
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (gift from Aunt Linda)
Tales from Outer Suburbia (sent by Dar)
Corduroy: 40th anniversary edition by Don Freeman (purchased)
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers (purchased)

Paperbacks (+ 1 audio book):
Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts (contest win - Shh...I'm Reading)
Red by Jordan Summers (from publisher)
The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury (borrowed from dad)
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (purchased)
Complete African Safari Planner (from publisher)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (online book club EDIWB Blog)
Who by Fire by Diana Spechler (from author)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (from publisher)
The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland (sent by Alea)
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (contest win A Bookworm's World)
In the Land of Invisible Women by Quanta Ahmed (from publisher)

Lonely Planet Blue List 2008 (from publisher)
The Complete Cat Owner's Manual by Susie Page (purchased)
You Suck by Christopher Moore (contest win Savvy Verse & Wit)
Thirsty by MT Anderson (
YA Book Central)
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine (from publisher)
Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood (purchased used)
Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra (YA Secret Santa Exchange - ?)
Shelter Me by Alex McAulay (from author)
Tithe by Holly Black (gift from Aunt Linda)
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (purchased used)
In Too Deep by Jennifer Banash (from publisher)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (purchased used)
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (purchased)
Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt (purchased)

Advanced Reader Editions:
Black Ships by Jo Graham (sent by PhoenixTerran via LT)

Crossing the Continent by Robert Goodwin (HarperCollins MySpace)
Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff (from publisher via SA)
Irreplaceable (from publisher via SA)
Honeymoon in Tehran by Azadeh Moaveni (Random House Reader's Circle)
The Lost City of Z by David Grann (from publisher via SA)
American Rust by Philipp Meyer (from publisher via SA)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (from publisher via SA)
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon (from publisher via SA)
The Glister by John Burnside (from publisher via SA)
A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff (Barnes & Noble Book Club)
Etta by Gerald Kolpan (from publisher via SA)
Death by Denim by Linda Gerber (from author)
Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart (from author)
The Compound by SA Bodeen (traded with
Jet Set by Carrie Karasyov & Jill Kargman (contest win
Reading Keeps You Sane)
The Rule of Won by Stefan Petrucha (from author)
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (from publisher)
Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater (from author)
3 Willows by Ann Brashares (from publisher)
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (from publisher)
Fade by Lisa McMann (from publisher)
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender (from publisher)
Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters (from publisher)
Swoon by Nina Malkin (from publisher)
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (from editor)

Whoa - that was a lot of typing. And I have a lot of reading to do!


Jill said...

I'm floored by your loot...WOW! Can't wait to read all of the upcoming've got some great books on tap

Amy said...

Well, that should keep you busy for awhile. :)

How long of a time period did you collect those books over?

Lenore Appelhans said...

Jill - Yeah, it sure makes me wish I could read even faster.

Amy - Well, the last time I was home was July, but my dad brought a suitcase full for me when he came mid-september and between then and mid-november he sent me 3 boxes of books...

Meg89 said...

Do you want to trade families?

Sarah M. said...

Woah! That is a lot of books! :)

Thanks for stopping by. If you're curious about I Capture the Castle, I'd say take a closer look. You might be surprised and end up liking it. I didn't hate it... I just didn't like it as well as I thought I might. You can read my review here:

Keri Mikulski said...

Wow!!! What an amazing pile.

Thanks bunches for the beautiful Libby Bray signed collection and the extra goodies. I love it and I will cherish the books! :)

Happy New Year, Lenore!

Alea said...

Yay! I love it I love it I love it! I'm reading 3 Willows right now and really enjoying it!

Thanks so much for taking all the pictures and doing all the typing! I LOVE IT!

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Holy crap! Those book stacks are heavenly! You're gonna be a busy gal with all that reading :)

Sandra said...

That's a lot of reading. Who By Fire is a very good story. I listened to Diana Spechler interviewed on Blog Talk Radio and wrote a brief review of the book here:

Happy reading in 2009.

Darlene said...

OMG is all I can say to that list Lenore. Happy Reading. You sure are going to be busy.

Ali said...

You brought all those home in your suitcases?! Unbelievable!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh - what a haul. It looks like you're in for a lot of fun reading.

Linda said...

I would've hated lugging those suitcases around. You better get reading...your stash is growing!

Unknown said...

Aaaah so pretty! Your books make my blood sugar go down.

Alyce said...

That is so cool! Thanks for the pics!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wow, that is a TON of books. So many look great too like Fade and Swoon.


Beth Kephart said...

My back hurts with empathetic imagination.

But my mind soars....

Emily said...

YOU GOT FADE!? Grrrr jealouss :)

Amee said...

Yay, I love pictures of books all stacked up like that. I thought "she's so lucky" several times reading through your list. :)

Shalonda said...

That is quite a list! You have tons of books that have been on my list of wants (some new releases, some backlist). Can't wait to read the coming reviews!

joanna said...

wow - hope you didn't have to carry your own bags! ;-) Happy New Year!

Kelsey said...

Oh-mi-god. Holy Cow! That is a ton of book stacks! Have fun reading them!

Luanne said...

Oh that is absolutely amazing!! I can't imagine how much your suitcases weighed! Happy reading and I look forward to lots of reviews!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is fantastic!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I think you came home with more than me! Oh I'm SO jealous! I want Lords of Misrule so bad!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh.My.God. This is crazy and fantastic :)

You won't ever be out of books for the year 2009 at least...

Melissa said...

That's a lot of books to haul home in suitcases!

Lisa said...

As a business traveler, used to hauling my necessities through airports, I do not envy you hauling that around - although I do envy that haul!