torsdag den 11. februar 2010

Game, Sets and Matching Titles

Not for the first time, my post is spinoff. I saw this idea on Maxine´s blog and liked it: take a look at your TBR and try to divide them into sets. Now I don´t own quite as many unread books as Maxine (though she does her best to rectify that) , but I succeeded in finding eight sets (I allowed myself to use the same titles more than once).

1) Time
Daniel Woodrell, Winter´s Bone
Patricia Highsmith, January has two Faces (literal translation of the Danish title)
Martin Edwards, Yesterday´s Papers
C.J. Box, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
Karen Campbell, Twilight Time

2) Colours
Thomas H. Cook, Red Leaves
Leonardo Padura, Havana Red
Leah Giarratano, Black Ice
Stephen Booth, Black Dog
Ann Cleeves, Blue Lightning
Peter Robinson, All the Colours of Darkness

3) Figures
Declan Burke, The Big O (Well, that is my interpretation)
Ken Follett, Code to Zero
Sophie Hannah, The Other Half Lives
Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn
Douglas Kennedy, Double Exposure (translation of Danish title)
C.J. Box, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

4) Animals
Ruth Rendell, The Crocodile Bird
Donna Moore, Old Dogs

5) Music
Cyril Hare, Murder for Orchestra (translation of the Danish title)
Ian Rankin, Exit Music

6) Blood
Ian Rankin, Blood Hunt
Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked

7) Death
Ian Rankin, Dead Souls
Randall, The Waking, Dreams of the Dead
Simon Beckett, Whispers of the Dead
M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider
Pierre Magnan, Death in the Truffle Wood

8) Murder
Mary Higgins Clark, Love Murder (translation of Danish title)
Cyril Hare, Murder for Orchestra
Yaba Badoe, True Murder
Pierre Magnan, The Murdered House

12 kommentarer:

Kelly sagde ...

This could be a fun exercise... but I would be embarassed for anyone to know just how many books I have sitting in my TBR!! I'm trying my best to read them all, but there just isn't enough time and I keep adding to them!

Belle Wong sagde ...

This looks like fun, Dorte! I'm in the process of putting all my tbr books in one place - I'm thinking it will make the task more enjoyable if I create these sets as I'm doing it.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly and Belle: it was fun! I just couldn´t resist this meme.

Kerrie sagde ...

Well done Dorte - mine will publish in the morning

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

That brings a new challenge when looking on that part on my bookshelves I call "My private library". I feel very priviledged to have such one. Never to be in need of a new book to read. But why is it TBR? Logically I would rather say BTR..Books to read...

Dorte H sagde ...

Kerrie: I am looking forward to that.

Bente: what a good question. But everybody (= all my English blog friends) calls it their To Be Read shelf.

Unknown sagde ...

Tillykke med fødselsdagen Dorte!

Happy birthday

Dorte H sagde ...

Ole: tusind tak!

Beth F sagde ...

Very fun -- and a good way for me to get categories for next year's What's in a Name Challenge!

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: I am so happy that you are already making plans for What´s in a Name. It is such an appealing challenge.

Maxine Clarke sagde ...

I really like your selections, Dorte! Some great reading in there, and plenty of books I'm keen to read, too (some on my own shelves in fact). I think we will all be busy all year, from the posts I've seen so far on this "challenge"!

Dorte H sagde ...

Maxine: yes, isn´t my TBR developing quite nicely ;D

And I already have seven more: two Val McDermid my son borrowed in January (strongly recommended by him) and five second-hand British books that arrived Friday. I think you recommended most of them so they are probably also wonderful.