D.E.A.R. – My Christmas Reading List

Do you remember D.E.A.R? At my elementary school that meant “Drop Everything And Read,” something we typically did for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Best part of my day, really. As my TBR and Library piles are battling for supremacy and trying to sneak in around the review copies who have staked out places on my calendar, I’m thinking back to the simpler days of D.E.A.R., when I believed I had time to get to any book I wanted. And that, of course, got me fantasizing about a world where I really could just Drop Everything And Read for more than just 15 minutes a day.

This is the last post you’ll see at Devourer of Books for awhile, I’m taking off posting for Christmas. I’ll be back on New Year’s Eve with my ‘best of’ list for the year. I may finish off that weekend with some resolutions, but that will depend on whether or not I feel like coming back to my computer at that point. Reviews will return January 3rd, although there may be some changes.

So what am I going to be doing if not blogging? Well, for starters I’m actually working the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so boo to that. Plus, we will have a bunch of family in town. Somewhere in there, though, I will also be reading. And since I won’t be thinking about getting things reviewed before the end of the year, I figure that I can read pretty much whatever I want, so I started gathering some of the books I really wanted to read:

Yes, there are 23 24 books up there. Evidently I fail at reasonable goals, since this represents about a week and 1/2 I have to read – during which I will be working and have a ton people to socialize with. But still, if I could just Drop Everything And Read, these are the books I would make a point to get to.

And, if you’re curious, here is a list of the books pictures, roughly left to right (the books are piled up there in no particular order). I’ve already started reading some of these, so I’ll try to cross off what I finish as I get to it:

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield (reread)
Amberville by Tim Davys
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
America Pacifica by Anna North
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotry
Galore by Michael Crummey
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon (reread)
Inventing George Washington by Edward G. Lengel
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
by Andrew Schaffer
The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Late addition, not pictured:

A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear by Atiq Rahimi

Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2011