Extremely Long and Incredibly Unread (aka My Book Backlog)

My room is home to a lot of books that I haven’t read. So this morning, I took on the task of writing them down on paper, just to make sure that a) I am aware of how many unread books I have, b) I do not buy books until this pile is done (or close to done),  and c) I keep track  of the titles I own (just so I do not buy duplicates).

Because I have multiple copies of Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (which I did not enjoy at all).

But in any case, I think that this is a good start (?) since I want to get rid of my backlog and start buying new books!

And save money by not buying books because I still need to finish the ones I have.

And buy other things with the money I save from not buying books because I also need other stuff in life besides books.

This puts me in a jam because I believe that one can never, EVER have too many books. And I think most of you will agree. ~HEHE~. But I also think that I need to be reasonable, so UGH.

Anyways, here’s a photo of my booklist (on paper). I have a total of 31 titles because I plan on doing some re-reads. Also, I hope my mother does not see this entry.

 I am currently reading Paper Towns by John Green, and I am halfway through.

Ta-daaaaa. A delicious pile of books ready for the devouring.

BOOK BACKLOG as of November 9, 2011

  1. Paper Towns – John Green
  2. Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman
  3. You Shall Know Our Velocity! – Dave Eggers
  4. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
  6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  7. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  8. Blackest Night (Black Lantern Corps) – DC
  9. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  10. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  11. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewiski
  12. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
  13. The Complete Persepolis (2 books) – Mariane Satrapi
  14. Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon
  15. My Booky Wook – Russell Brand
  16. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  17. The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear – Walter Moers
  18. Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures – Walter Moers
  19. The House of the Scorpion – Nancy Farmer
  20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  21. A Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
  22. Harry Potter and the Sorecerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling (Re-read)
  23. Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller (Re-read)
  24. The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) – C.S. Lewis (Re-read)
THE END. That’s all. Now, back to work.

5 thoughts on “Extremely Long and Incredibly Unread (aka My Book Backlog)

    1. IKR. It super lacks Graphic Novels. I saw Hush and Kingdom Come in Fully Booked! So tempted to buy the Batman Collection, also! HNGH. And Sandman. And I also want JS Foer’s Tree of Codes. Double triple HNGH.

  1. Heh, I haven’t made a backlog list because it’ll take pages and pages of yellow pad and I’m afraid of what I’ll discover.

    I have two other Don Miller books – “Through Painted Deserts” and “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”. Will let you know how they are once I’m done.

    The House of Leaves is…odd. I enjoyed it, but it can get a tiny bit dragging at times.

    1. Wonderful! Let me know if they’re any good! I’ll probably borrow them when I’m done. If I remember. So you better remind me! I liked Blue Like Jazz because it’s very human. It’s not imposing, nor is it preachy.

      I’m excited to start House of Leaves! Actually I already started a few pages before, but I got nightmares. Hehehe.

  2. OMG!!!! I really open my mouth when I see those list of books that is still pending and you still haven’t read yet… I don’t read books that much, but I make it sure that if I buy a book, I will read them well atleast… except my nursing book which totally I dont read lol.. well Goodluck reading those books.. I hope you finish them all.. 🙂

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