If you were a book purchased by me, you would begin your life on the nightstand by my reading chair in the library.  Chances are, I bought you along with one or two other books.  I set all of you on the nightstand, maybe read you or one of your fellows.  If I read you, I would then put you in the library book case to be re-read in retirement or pass you along to a friend or the Friends of the Library.  If I didn’t read you first, you might stay on the nightstand for a while before passing on to the TBR bookcase in my basement studio.  Currently these books are on my TBR nightstand:

  1. Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado
  2. Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
  3. In Sunlight and Shadow edited by Lawrence Block
  4. The Hollywood Trilogy by Don Carpenter
  5. Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey  DNF
  6. Volcano by Shusaku Endo
  7. When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo
  8. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
  9. The Devil’s Disciple by Shiro Hamao
  10. Heartbreak and Vine by Woody Haut
  11. The Borrowed by Chan Ho-Kei
  12. The Kills by Richard House
  13. Human Acts by Han Kang
  14. The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morely
  15. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  16. The Shadow Puppet by Georges Simenon
  17. Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horroy by William Sloane
  18. Americans and the California Dream by Kevin Starr
  19. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  20. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Of course, this does not include library books.

I’ve decided to list them here to put some pressure on myself to read them.  If these books are not read by the end of this year, 2017, then they all move on either to the Friends of the Library or the TBR bookcase in the basement.

The new cat is already knocking them over almost daily.