Day Twenty-Nine

the to-read stack(s) on my nightstandYour aspirations

At the moment, I aspire to make significant headway in the stack of books on my nightstand waiting to be read. I seem to have this problem where I continue to buy more books even though I already have several dozens (well, actually I’ve lost count) that have yet to be opened by me. And no, they’re not all listed on my Goodreads page or on my evolving reading list. I will, however, list them here (in no particular order):

  • Open House, edited by Mark Doty (this is my current read)
  • Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank
  • The Love of The Last Tycoon, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Battle Angel Alita, by Yukito Kishiro
  • Battle Angel Alita: Tears of an Angel: by Yukito Kishiro
  • Quarantine, by Jim Crace (borrowed)
  • Evening, by Susan Minot
  • Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart (borrowed)
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt
  • Murder in the Rue St. Ann, by Greg Herren
  • Insignificant Others, by Stephen McCauley
  • Do Glaciers Listen? by Julie Cruikshank
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (borrowed)
  • Best Gay Romance 2010, edited by Richard Labonté
  • Rough Trade, edited by Todd Gregory
  • Yield, by Lee Houck
  • Vieux Carré Voodoo, by Greg Herren (which I can’t read before I get the other four books in the Chanse series)
  • The Pocket Muse, by Monica Wood
  • Murder in the Garden District, by Greg Herren
  • I Like It like That, edited by Labonté and Schimel
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps, by Deborah Grabien
  • Boys Like Us, edited by Patrick Merla
  • Best Gay Love Stories: Summer Flings, edited by Brad Nichols
  • The Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

…and numerous back issues of The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, Canteen, The Missouri Review, Boulevard, Gertrude, American Short Fiction, Zoetrope, Icarus, and probably even more titles buried somewhere at the bottom of the stack in back.

And then there’s the stack in the other room….

2 thoughts on “Day Twenty-Nine

  1. Don’t forget the stacked and packed nightstand underneath the pile. Aren’t there more books in there as well? 🙂

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