Thursday, January 03, 2008

Library crazy

As usual, I have far too many books out. One of the things I want to try and do next year is to reduce the maximum number of books I have out at one time right down, maybe even as far as down to 35. We'll see how I go though!

The books I have out are:

  • The Alchemists Daughter by Katherine McMahon
  • The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters (the next book in the Amelia Peabody series)
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan (I am reading this at the moment)
  • Belladonna by Anne Bishop (second book in the Belladonna series)
  • The Boy in Striped Pajamas: A Fable by John Boyne
  • Bridge Across My Sorrows: The Christina Noble Story by Christina Noble
  • Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini(the next book in the Elm Creek Quilt series)
  • Courting the Countess by Barbara Pierce
  • The Currency Lads by Peter Yeldham
  • Dreaming the Serpent Spear by Manda Scott (the final book in the Boudicea series)
  • East of Time by Jacob Rosenberg
  • England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch
  • The Family Tree by Barbara Delinksy
  • The Flower Net by Lisa See
  • Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
  • Interlude in Death by J D Robb
  • Irish Girls Around Town anthology
  • Island in the Sea of Time by SM Stirling (my Sci-fi Experience book)
  • Lion's Honey by David Grossman
  • The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
  • Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon (reading this at the moment)
  • Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley
  • Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones
  • One Forbidden Evening by Jo Goodman
  • The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
  • Only With Your Love by Lisa Kleypas
  • The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
  • The Pirate Queen by Diana Norman
  • Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig
  • Sea Swept by Nora Roberts (this will be a reread for me)
  • Shadowbrook by Beverly Swerling
  • Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis
  • Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
  • Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters (next Vicky Bliss book)
  • Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer
  • The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (reread)
  • Temeraire by Naomi Novik (reread)
  • The Whisper of Leaves by K S Nikakis
  • Wild and Wicked in Scotland by Melody Thomas
  • Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden

Books on hold waiting to be picked up:

  • Betrothed for the Baby by Kathie DeNosky
  • Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  • Lady Whistledown Strikes Back anthology
  • Making Money by Terry Pratchett
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood
  • Thin Air by Rachel Caine

Books on Request:

  • Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
  • The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott
  • Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
  • Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
  • An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
  • Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
  • Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
  • The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
  • Solomon Key by Dan Brown
  • Where Three Roads Meet by Sally Vickers


  1. You must have a generous library! Mine only allows 20 checkouts at once. Which, on reflection, might be a good thing!

  2. I actually don't know what the maximum no. is that can be checked out is! I often worry that I am getting close, but don't seem to have reached it yet!

  3. Marg, wow that is lot of books. Back than, the maximum for the number of books allowed to checks out is as many as we want. But now I really don't know what the maximum is....I just know that if we re-check out the books again, it could be done only 3 times online. And it can be re-check as many as we want if we walk - in the library check out. And we allow to have the book for only 3 weeks.

    Anyway, I love Julie Garwood historical old books. It sad that she not writing many more historical....but I'm happy that her latest book has a re-appearance of the characters from previous historical books. Or either that, they're just mention. I haven't read the book but it in my TBR piles :)

  4. Wow. Will you actually read all of those books before they are due?

    I'm trying to avoid the library right now because I own so many books I need to read.

  5. Most of them, but it takes a little bit of juggling to get to them all!