Some of you may (or not) recall the post I did last December about how I can’t seem to balance reading for pleasure while writing that first draft.  I’ll get caught up in reading and not write.  (No, I’m not writing this post to procrastinate writing.  *whistles softly*)  Back then I was trying to motivate myself to finish the draft of Oracles Promise.  Now, I’m trying to motivate myself through the last 10K-11K of Lodestar.

And it’s not working.  Not much has changed since that post last December.  My TBR pile and my wishlist are growing exponentially.  In an effort to further motivate myself, I’m going to post my current lists.  I know it might seem redundant since they’re both so eerily similar to the lists from December, but go with it.  It’s Friday and I can post about what I want.

The TBR List:

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The 39 Clues: The Emperor’s Code by Gordon Korman
The 39 Clues: Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
Wake by Lisa McMann
The Naming by Alison Croggon
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

The wishlist:

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
White Cat by Holly Black
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
A Matter of Magic by Patricia Wrede
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker
Magic Below Stairs by Caroline Stevermer
Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R.J. Anderson
Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia by Cindy Pon
Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Delicious and Suspicious by Elizabeth Spann Craig as Riley Adams

As you can see, both lists have actually grown since I posted them in December.  Sigh.  Oh to have a remote which would let me pause time and read then get back to the daily grind of day job balanced with all other obligations/wants.

Have you read any of these?  Any books I’ve missed that I shouldn’t be passing by?  And if you’re not following Elizabeth Craig on Twitter or on her blog, you totally should be.  She’s got tons of great links on Twitter for writers and has amazing interviews and very informative posts on her blog.