I love digital media for books, and I have a variety of mp3 players and an eReader. One of the worst and one of the best things about digital media is that the TBR pile is not visible. As a result, I sometimes forget what I own.
I am determined to keep an up-to-date list, and thought I'd share some of the books I'm particularly looking forward to listening to or reading. Here are some titles, in no particular order.
David Sedaris, Live: This short CD was sent to me by Hachette when I mentioned that I had never read or listened to Sedaris. I am saving this to listen to in the car with Mr. BFR, because I think we'd both like it.
Joshua Ferris's The Unnamed has gotten good reviews and is part of the Reagan Arthur imprint, and so will count for the challenge hosted by Kathy and Julie (challenge information here).
I've read only one Anita Shreve (Testimony) and enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to listening to her A Change in Altitude.
Who can resist Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. I can't! This is going to make great summer listening.
Finally, I am a huge fan of Jane Smiley, and Private Life is going to be my next listen.
I have two books by Maggie Anton: Rahsi's Daughter's Book 1: Joheved and Book 2: Miriam. This historical fiction series takes place in eleventh-century France, For those who don't know, Rashi was a famous talmudic scholar.
I bought Geraldine Brooks's Year of Wonders for the Newsweek 50 project organized by Amy. I do plan on reading it . . . soon. Really.
Another title I'm looking forward to is Jacquelyn Mitchard's No Time to Wave Goodbye. I've enjoyed Mitchard's other novels, so I'm sure this will be good too.
I'd forgotten about A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz. I'm really excited about listening to this one. Look at the video at the end of this post and see if you aren't hooked too.
Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone has been reviewed many times on book blogs, I really need to see what all the fuss is about.
All Mortal Flesh is the fifth in Julia Spencer-Fleming's mystery series that takes place in upstate New York. I've reviewed two of the books in the series.
Here is one that I know nothing about. I don't even know how I heard of it: Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd. It's young adult and it takes place in Ireland. Perhaps I picked it up for Carrie's Ireland Challenge.
Charm City is the second in Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series. I can't wait to get to it, and it counts for Trish's Lippman Challenge.
And now, the promised video:
I hope you see reviews of these books sooner than later, but I make no promises.
What have you discovered lately on your physical TBR pile or in one of your digital gadgets?