10 Unread Books On The Shelf

I’ve managed to accumulate loads of unread books on my shelf, and I’m trying to get the number down to ten. Here’s the list of books I need to finish to get there…

  1. 2666 – Roberto Bolano
  2. 84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff
  3. A Most Wanted Man – John le Carre
  4. Affinity – Sarah Waters
  5. Age of Innocence, The – Edith Wharton
  6. All The Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
  7. Angela Carter’s Book Of Fairy Tales
  8. Birds Fall Down, The – Rebecca West
  9. Book of Lost Things, The – John Connolly
  10. Cellist of Sarajevo, The – Steven Galloway
  11. Children’s Book, The – AS Byatt
  12. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  13. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  14. Electric Michelangelo, The – Sarah Hall
  15. Empire of the Sun – JG Ballard
  16. Far Cry From Kensington, A – Muriel Spark
  17. Fault Lines – Nancy Huston
  18. For Esme – with Love and Squalor – JD Salinger
  19. Fortress of Solitude, The – Jonathan Lethem
  20. Ha-Ha, The – Jennifer Dawson
  21. History of the Kelly Gang, The – Peter Carey
  22. Hour I First Believed, The – Wally Lamb
  23. Hours, The – Michael Cunningham
  24. House of Mirth, The – Edith Wharton
  25. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  26. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  27. Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
  28. LA Confidential – James Ellroy
  29. Loitering With Intent – Muriel Spark
  30. Man In The High Castle, The – Philip K Dick
  31. Master and Margarita, The – Mikhail Bulgakov
  32. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  33. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  34. My Name Is Red – Orhan Pamuk
  35. Namesake, The – Jhumpa Lahiri
  36. Nation – Terry Pratchett
  37. Night Watch, The – Sarah Waters
  38. Nights At The Circus – Angela Carter
  39. No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
  40. No Fond Return Of Love – Barbara Pym
  41. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  42. Past Imperfect – Julian Fellows
  43. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  44. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  45. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
  46. Runaway – Alice Munro
  47. Saving Fish From Drowning – Amy Tan
  48. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
  49. Spire, The – Willian Golding
  50. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  51. Very Great Profession, A – Nicola Beauman
  52. Wee Free Men, The – Terry Pratchett
  53. Wild Sheep Chase, A – Haruki Murakami
  54. Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett
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2 Responses to “10 Unread Books On The Shelf”

  1. There are some great books on that list, but also some scary ones. Good luck!

    Good idea, to list them. I don’t exactly know what is in my pile and am too scared to look. Acknowledging unread books takes great strength of character!

    • I know – fear factor is one of the reasons they haven’t been read! I’m fast running out of space (I know, I know – there’s no such thing as too many books, but my bank account and my bookcase seem to be disagreeing), so, I figured trying to read everything on my bookcase would allow me to buy more books without feeling too guilty about it.

      No book-buying-comfort-therapy sucks though!


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