TBR List

The List, also known as the list of my books to read (TBR), is continually growing in depth and expanding across genres. In March 2013, I decided to delete the list and only put those books on here that I own or have wanted to read for a long period of time.

* denotes reread

/ denotes alternative title

denotes book I own


  • 22 Britannia Road (Amanda Hodgkinson)


  • Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Kristiana Gregory)*
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
  • Anastasia (Carolyn Meyer)*
  • As Texas Goes (Gail Collins)
  • Assumed Obligation (Kara Louise)


  • Bachelor Girl (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • The Big Burn (Timothy Egan)
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Rebecca West)


  • Case Closed (Beth B. Cohen)
  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller)


  • A Doll’s House (Henrick Ibsen)
  • Dreams in the Golden Country (Kathryn Lasky)*


  • East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  • An Economist Gets Lunch (Tyler Cowen)
  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Hilary Mantel)
  • Enough Rope (Dorothy Parker)
  • Esperanza Rising (Pam Muñoz Ryan)*
  • Extras (Scott Westerfeld)


  • First Impressions (Alexa Adams)


  • The Giver (Lois Lowry)*
  • The Greatest Stories Never Told (Rick Beyer)*


  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)*
  • Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)*
  • A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)


  • The Iliad (Homer)*
  • In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan)
  • In the Land of the Big Red Apple (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Innocent Traitor (Alison Weir)
  • Inside Scientology (Janet Reitman)
  • The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)


  • Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)


  • “King Lear” (William Shakespeare)
  • The Kitchen God’s Wife (Amy Tan)
  • Kivalina (Christine Shearer)


  • The Lady in the Tower (Alison Weir)
  • Lady Susan (Jane Austen)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
  • Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
  • A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein)
  • Little Farm in the Ozarks (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Little House on Rocky Ridge (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Little Town in the Ozarks (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • The Lolita Effect (M. Gigi Durham)


  • Madame Curie (Eva Curie)
  • Matilda (Roald Dahl)*
  • Memoirs of a Gesha (Arthur Golden)
  • Middlemarch (George Eliot)
  • Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)
  • Miss Chopsticks (Xinran)
  • Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
  • My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)*


  • Necessary Errors (Caleb Crain)
  • New Dawn on Rocky Ridge (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • No Dig, No Fly, No Go (Mark Monmonier)


  • On the Other Side of the Hill (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Only Mr. Darcy Will Do (Kara Louise)
  • Organic, Inc (Samuel Fromartz)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)*
  • The Other Queen (Philippa Gregory)
  • The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore)
  • Out Stealing Horses (Per Petterson)


  • The Pact (Jodi Picoult)*
  • Painted Hands (Jennifer Zobair)
  • A Poisoned Season (Tasha Alexander)
  • The Prize (Daniel Yergin)
  • Push (Sapphire)


  • Quivering Daughters (Hillary McFarland)


  • Rape New York (Jana Leo)
  • The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
  • Roots (Alex Haley)


  • The Sandcastle Girls (Chris Bohjalian)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)*
  • Searching for Pemberley (Mary Lydon Simonsen)
  • A Secret Kept (Tatiana de Rosnay)
  • Selected Poems (Emily Dickinson)
  • Shantram (Gregory David Roberts)
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Alison Weir)
  • Small, Gritty, and Green (Catherine Tumber)
  • Stolen Innocence (Elissa Wall)
  • The Swiss Family Robinson (Johann D. Wyss)


  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)
  • The Tiger’s Wife (Téa Obreht)
  • Triangles (Ellen Hopkins)



  • Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)


  • War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  • The Waste Land and Other Writings (T. S. Elliot)
  • The Wild Rose (Jennifer Donnelly)



  • Young Master Darcy (Pamela Aidan)


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