An A-Z of those I own

This idea was the brainchild of Margaret (Books Please) and was introduced to me by Sandra (A corner of Cornwall).

It sounded like such fun, that I just had to join in. It serves as an enjoyable way of inspiring those with lengthy TBRs to whittle down the titles that are languishing unread on our physical shelves. The plan is to post through the alphabet, choosing books whose titles begin with each letter.

My virtual shelves are overflowing, and I usually read on my Kindle. That being said, my physical shelves are also full to the brim and it is about time I addressed all of the unread titles resting upon them.

I’ve had all three of these books for YEARS! I’ve read other books by all of these authors and I really enjoyed them. So… I’m showing you the edition that is on my shelves, and telling you the other book by this author that caused me to collect their work.

  “Apologizing to dogs” by Joe Coomer

I especially loved this author’s “Pocketful of names



  “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett

I truly enjoyed her “Commonwealth



  “Coming home” by Rosamund Pilcher

I absolutely loved this author’s “The shell seekers

Next installment? D-F

Don’t hold your breath though, because I promised myself I wouldn’t write up that post until I’ve read all three of these…


Fun eh?  I wonder how much time will go by before I write a D-F post?

Do you have any titles living on YOUR shelves that have been there for YEARS?


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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25 Responses to An A-Z of those I own

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  4. I have an absurd amount of books that I haven’t read but have owned for years. It’s crazy. Maybe I should do this!

    Great post!

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  5. Carlissa says:

    I’m doing an alphabet challenge for one of the groups I’m in at Goodreads, and it’s been fun! I’ve got one more book to read for my title list and I’m reading it now; six more to go for the author list. It has helped remind me about the books I have to read!

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  6. carhicks says:

    I have so many books that I need to get to. I think I will try this out starting in January. What a great idea.

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  7. Sandra says:

    Great choices Fictionophile! Coming Home is a cosy easy read, perfect for curling up in the dark evenings. I haven’t read it for years; now I’m tempted again. Oh dear! (Notice that it’s been a while since I posted my first efforts at this – but I am actually reading what I listed. (Currently paused for Christmas…)

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    • Thanks Sandra. I wonder how long it will be before I actually get to read these three…
      Christmas IS such a busy time and my ‘for review’ queue now stands at over 180 titles.
      It WAS a lot of fun to put this post together. Thanks for giving me the idea.

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  9. Oh this is a good idea!!

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  10. What a great idea! I just thinking about making sure I read at least one book a month from my tbr in 2018, and this could be the way to do it! 😊

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  11. I love this idea! What fun – I look forward to trying it out!

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  12. If you enjoyed Commonwealth you will love Bel Canto; it is a far better book.

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