tbr list

So, I have an addiction. A problem, if you like. It grows exponentially, it consumes me like nothing ever has, and I don’t want to make it stop. It’s one of the greatest loves of my life, and, I honestly believe this unconditional love of mine will stand the test of time. If you haven’t guessed already – it’s reading. Reading. Books. Literature. And, here’s my never-ending TBR list…

Date of last update : 31st May 2010

* denotes books already acquired


2666 – Roberto Bolano*


All The Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy*
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The – Michael Chabon
Animal’s People – Indra Sinha
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Ask And The Answer, The – Patrick Ness
Associate, The – John Grisham


Beautiful Children – Charles Bock
Between Now And April – Deborah Copaken Kogan
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
Bleak House – Charles Dickens
Blind Assassin, The – Margaret Atwood


Carrie – Stephen King
Civil Action, A – Jonathan Harr
Cellist of Sarajevo, The – Steven Galloway*
Clockwork – Philip Pullman
Confederacy of Dunces, A – John Kennedy Toole
Crucible, The – Arthur Miller


Dangerous Laughter – Steven Millhauser
Darkmans – Nicola Barker
Driver’s Seat, The – Muriel Spark


Emma – Jane Austen
Empire Of The Sun – JG Ballard*
English Patient, The – Michael Ondaatje


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
Finnegan’s Wake – James Joyce
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Key
For Whom The Bells Toll – Ernest Hemingway*
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger


G – John Berger
Ghostwritten – David Mitchell
Grapes Of Wrath, The – John Steinbeck
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon*
Group, The – Mary McCarthy


Haunting Of Hill House, The – Shirley Jackson
How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo


I Married A Communist – Philip Roth
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler – Italo Calvino
In True Blood – Truman Capote


Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte


Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami*
Knife Of Never Letting Go, The – Patrick Ness


L.A. Confidential – James Ellroy*
Life and Times of Michael K, The – J.M. Coetzee
Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
Loitering With Intent – Muriel Spark*


Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Man In The High Castle – Philip K. Dick*
Marathon Man – William Goldman
Maus I & II – Art Spiegelman
Merry-Go-Round In The Sea, The – Randolph Stow
Metamorphosis, The – Franz Kafka
Miracle Worker, The – William Gibson
My Name Is Red – Orhan Pamuk*


Namesake, The – Jhumpa Lahiri*
Neuromancer – William Gibson
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski


Of A Boy – Sonya Hartnett
Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck
On The Road – Jack Kerouac*
Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
Out Of Africa – Isac Denison
Outsiders, The – S.E. Hinton


Poisonwood Bible, The – Barbara Kingsolver
Post Office Girl, The – Stefan Zweig
Pretty Monsters – Kelly Link
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*


Rabbit, Run – John Updike
Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
Remains of the Day, The – Kazuo Ishiguro
Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates*
Road Home, The – Rose Tremain
Room Of One’s Own, A – Virginia Woolf
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
Ruby’s Spoon – Anna Lawrence Pietroni


Secret Life Of Bees, The – Sue Monk Kidd
Sea, The – John Banville
Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
Shades of Gray – Jasper Fforde*
Something To Answer For – PH Newby
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
Sound And The Fury, The – William Faulkner
Strangers – Anita Brookner
Street Car Named Desire, A – Tennessee Williams
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust


Tears Of Endearment – Larry McMurtry
Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey*


Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri


Valley Of The Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
Vanessa & Virginia – Susan Sellers
Very Persistent Illusion, A – L.C. Tyler


Watership Down – Richard Atwood
We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson
Wee Free Men, The – Terry Pratchett*
When I Was Five, I Killed Myself – Howard Buten
Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett*
When I Forgot – Elina Hirvonen
When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson
Woman Of My Age, A – Nina Bawden
Woman In White, The – Wilkie Collins

14 Responses to “tbr list”

  1. We sort of have the same addiction. I tend to buy more books in a month than what I can finish in that length of time, so my TBR list also tends to grow “exponentially” ;)

    • Tell me about it. The day I tell myself, “no more book shopping for two weeks”, leads to book-binging the following day – be it three for two at Waterstones, or, clickity-click on Amazon!

  2. How can I subscribe to your blog. The button does not work??

  3. And now I have several more books to add to my TBR list – thanks! :-)

  4. Oh lord you are a girl after my own heart! Listing books to read is a guilty pleasure of mine!

  5. 9 lena

    I admire your patience to type this up! I started keeping track of my books on Good Reads and have been far too lazy to transfer them to my blog! We have a lot of the same titles on our Mt. TBRs :D

  6. I see you are a fellow Pratchett fan! And I haven’t read Bronte or Austen either – sometimes I feel like I’m the wrong person to be running a book blog because of it! Perhaps I’ll have to pop that cherry this year.

    Happy reading for 2010!

    • Hiya, and thanks for commenting on my blog for the first time. I haven’t read enough Pratchett yet, to call myself a fan…. and, am extremely happy for some solidarity with respect to Bronte and Austen! I don’t think there’s a right/wrong there… but it something I do want to change….

      Hope you have a fantastic reading year as well.

      • 12 kayleighdee

        I’ve been reading Pratchett for a few years – I would recommend ‘Maskerade’ (first one I read, very clever), and I’ve lately enjoyed ‘Going Postal’ and ‘Making Money’, which have a con man named Moist von Lipwig as the protagonist. Anything with the City Watch, and Sam vimes, is also very funny too. He’s such a genius! But I daresay you will find your own favourites this year :)

  7. Thanks Kayleigh. I have about eight Pratchetts already at hand for this year… of which five belong to Discworld. I can’t wait to read them all :)

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