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 July 2011, there were over 1,200 books on my TBR List. As of July 2012, I own only 35 of those books as the vast majority have been added to the list because of reviews posted by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, my wallet and sagging bookshelves thank you. 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)
  • Snow Falling on the Cedars (David Guterson)
  • 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)
  • What to Eat (Marion Nestle)
  • The Wild Rose (Jennifer Donnelly)



  • Young Master Darcy (Pamela Aidan)


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