I thought you would enjoy seeing what my TBR mystery pile looks like:
Yes, it's true, I have had these and haven't read them yet, and they are all ones I really want to read, which is why they are pulled into these stacks.
If you look at my blog header, I have added a new one for reading 50 mysteries for this year. I updated 2013 so you can see I only read 32, far short of my goal. This year I will! And I will get these stacks read!
If you want some more good crime writing to read:
Of course, all this was triggered by the announcement of the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing List: Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year has announced the longlist for 2014. Look at this list and see if your mouth doesn't water:
• Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
• The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
• The Dying Hours, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
• Like This, For Ever, by Sharon Bolton (Bantam Press)
• A Wanted Man, by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
• The Honey Guide, by Richard Crompton (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
• The Cry, by Helen Fitzgerald (Faber & Faber)
• Dying Fall, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
• Until You’re Mine, by Samantha Hayes (Century)
• The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, by Malcolm Mackay (Mantle)
• The Chessmen, by Peter May (Quercus)
• I Hear the Sirens in the Street, by Adrian McKinty (Serpent’s Tail)
• The Red Road, by Denise Mina (Orion)
• Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Harvill Secker)
• Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
• Children of the Revolution, by Peter Robinson (Hodder & Stoughton)
• Eleven Days, by Stav Sherez (Faber & Faber)
• Weirdo, by Cathi Unsworth (Serpent’s Tail)
I've linked you to the original site, so you can drool like I do over the dream of one day attending this festival. It honours the best in crime writing published in softcover in the UK and Ireland the year before.
I am happy to say I have already read three books on the list! Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin, Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths, and The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. I see I haven't reveiwed 2 of them yet, my bad. I will by the weekend, as they are both very good and I should have reviewed them last year when I read them. Certainly they both return in my thoughts frequently, always a sign that books are working away inside me, especially The Shining Girls, and all of Elly Griffith's books. Rebus I just plain love.....
Although, this means I have many good books to catch up with. Several are already on my to-get list as soon as we get them in softcover over here: Ratlines by Stuart Neville, Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson, and Like This, Forever by Sharon Bolton. I already own The Chessmen by Peter May, although I'd like to read the one before it, first (you can see it in the photos - The Lewis Man). I also own the first in the Adrian McKinty books, The Cold Cold Ground, and it's on my TBR pile too...
I really want to read some of the Theakston's list. And I haven't even got started on wanting to read this year's Edgar Award winner, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I first heard about it earlier this week on Praire Horizons, here. Now of course I want to read it as soon as possible!
I do believe that I will always have stacks like that of books to read, it's just the titles that will change as I read one and replace it with another. I am so very rich, even I am not wealthy with money, with the abundance of books I have to read (and want to read). For this I am very thankful, on this sunny Wednesday afternoon. I am recovering from visiting the dentist yesterday and having 2 crowns and 6 fillings added. I think a new book and some reading time is just the thing to heal with, don't you?
What's on your book stacks that you have been wanting to read for a while?