Thursday, July 9, 2009

Unread: Booking Through Thursday

Another Booking Through Thursday:

An idea I got from The Toddled Dredge (via K for Kat).
Here’s what she said:“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’ “
I don't own a lot of books but I have collected a lot. I try not to buy that many books because I don't place to stay where I am for that long. But I do have a book shelf.

Currently waiting to be read is:
The Damned - LA Banks
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
Adulthood Rites - Octavia Butler
Dawn - Octavia Bulter
The Hand That's Dealt - Rosalind Coats
My Soul To Keep - Tananarive Due
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
26a - Diana Evans
A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest Gaines
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruden
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Sapphire's Grave - Hilda Gurley- Highgate
Not Without Laughter - Langston Hughes
The Color of Family - Patricia Jordan
Cujo - Stephen King
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
Brown Girl, Brownstone - Paule Marshall
The Warmest December - Bernice L. McFadden
Mama- Terry McMillian
Sula - Toni Morrison
Fear of The Dark - Walter Mosley
Fresh Water Road - Denise Nicholas
The Bonesetter's Daugher - Amy tan
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - ZZ Packer
The Fifth Vial - Michael Palmers
The Kingdom Keeper - Ridley Pearson
His Dark Material - Phillip Pullman
The Well and The Mine - Gia Phillips
The Witching Hour - Anne Rice
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Coffee Will Make You Black - April Sinclair
Ain't Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice - April Sinclair
I Left My Back Door Open - April Sinclair
The Coldest Winter Ever - Sister Soulja
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Flyy Girl - Omar Tyree
The Blacker The Berry - Wallace Thurman


  1. I've only read one or two of those books, but I loved Ellison's Invisible Man when I read it many years ago. You've got a great list of books there.

  2. Wow...I only know 2 books in your list, and both are Stephen King. I haven't read both Cujo n Pet Cemetary

  3. A good number of them are books by black authors. Some of them are rather old.

  4. Sounds like you have a great list to choose from!

  5. I've read 2 from your list. Water from Elephants and Memoirs of a Giesha, I loved both :)

  6. May I recommend His Dark Materials? I really fantastic adventure story that is a joy to read.