TBR List

This list contains all the books books I want to read (TBR) and is continually growing in depth and expanding across genres. Included on this list are books that I own either in print, electronic, or audiobook format or have wanted to read for a long period of time. This list was last updated on January 7, 2016. For a more up-to-date version, please check out my GoodReads to-read shelf.

* denotes reread

ª denotes audiobook

bold denotes book I own


  • 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)ª
  • 22 Britannia Road (Amanda Hodgkinson)


  • Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Kristiana Gregory)*
  • Acts of Faith (Philip Caputo)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
  • After the Fire, a Still Small Voice (Evie Wyld)
  • The Age of Openness (Frank Dikötter)
  • Agent Zigzag (Ben Macintyre)ª
  • All in the Day’s Work (Ida M. Tarbell)
  • The Ambassador’s Daughter (Pam Jenoff)
  • American Crucifixion (Alex Beam)
  • Anastasia (Carolyn Meyer)*
  • And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini)ª
  • Angel (Elizabeth Taylor)
  • Anthony and Cleopatra (William Shakespeare)
  • An Arranged Marriage (Jan Hahn)
  • Assumed Obligation (Kara Louise)
  • Atmospheric Disturbances (Rivka Galchen)


  • Bachelor Girl (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Barchester Towers (Anthony Trollope)
  • The Barracks (John McGahern)
  • The BFG (Roald Dahl)
  • The Big Burn (Timothy Egan)
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Rebecca West)
  • Black Skies (Arnaldur Indriðason)
  • The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
  • Blood of Brothers (Stephen Kinzer)
  • Blood of the Prodigal (Paul L. Gaus)
  • The Book of Mormon Girl (Joanna Brooks)
  • Born Again (Jennifer S. Butler)
  • Boy (Roald Dahl)
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Diana Gabaldon)ª
  • A Brief History of Neoliberalism (David Harvey)
  • Brigham Young, Pioneer Prophet (John G. Turner)
  • The Brothers (Stephen Kinzer)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)ª
  • The Buddha in the Attic (Julie Otsuka)ª
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)


  • Case Closed (Beth B. Cohen)
  • Catherine the Great (Robert K. Massie)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)*
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Roald Dahl)
  • Chasing Gold (George M. Taber)
  • Children of God (Mary Doria Russell)
  • The Chinese in America (Iris Chang)
  • The Circle (Dave Eggers)ª
  • City of Illusions (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  • City of Lies (Ramita Navai)
  • The Cold Song (Linn Ullmann)
  • Colpetty People (Ashok Ferry)
  • Corruption in America (Zephyr Teachout)
  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller)


  • Darcy’s Temptation (Regina Jeffers)
  • Deadly Heat (Richard Castle)
  • Death by Food Pyramid (Denise Minger)
  • Delusions of Gender (Cordelia Fine)
  • The Diana Chronicles (Tina Brown)
  • The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  • A Doll’s House (Henrick Ibsen)
  • Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)
  • Dracula (Bram Stoker)ª
  • Dreams in the Golden Country (Kathryn Lasky)*
  • Dreams of Trespass (Fatema Mernissi)
  • Drums of Autumn (Diana Gabaldon)ª
  • Dust (Hugh Howey)


  • East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  • An Echo in the Bone (Diana Gabaldon)ª
  • An Economist Gets Lunch (Tyler Cowen)
  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Hilary Mantel)
  • The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  • The Enigma of Capital (David Harvey)
  • Enough Rope (Dorothy Parker)
  • Eragon (Christopher Paolini)
  • Esperanza Rising (Pam Muñoz Ryan)*
  • ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis (Andy Mitchell)
  • Extras (Scott Westerfeld)


  • Fair Stood the Wind for France (H.E. Bates)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (Roald Dahl)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
  • A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)ª
  • Fateful Triangle (Noam Chomsky)
  • A Fearful Joy (Joyce Cary)
  • The Feminine Mystique (Betty Friedan)
  • Fences and Windows (Naomi Klein)
  • First Impressions (Alexa Adams)
  • The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  • The Forsyte Saga (John Galsworthy)
  • The Fortunes of War (Olivia Manning)
  • The Free World (David Bezmozgis)


  • George’s Marvelous Medicine (Roald Dahl)
  • Germans Into Nazis (Peter Fritzsche)
  • The Ghost Map (Steven Johnson)
  • The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me (Roald Dahl)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Rae Carson)
  • The Giver (Lois Lowry)*
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
  • Going Clear (Lawrence Wright)
  • The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
  • Goodbye Sarajevo (Akta Reid)
  • Grand Central (Pam Jenoff)
  • The Greatest Stories Never Told (Rick Beyer)*
  • The Group (Mary McCarthy)
  • The Guns of August (Barbara W. Tuchman)


  • Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)*
  • Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen)
  • A Hidden Affair (Pam Jenoff)
  • The History of History  (Ida Hattemer-Higgins
  • The Home-Maker (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
  • Hornet Flight (Ken Follett)
  • The Horse and His Boy (C.S. Lewis)
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
  • A House for Mr. Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)
  • The House of Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)ª
  • The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)


  • The Impossible Country (Brian Hall)
  • The Imposter Bride (Nancy Richler)
  • In Defense of Food (Michael Pollan)
  • In Heaven as It Is On Earth (Samuel Morris Brown)
  • In Praise of Hatred (Khaled Khalifa)
  • In the Land of the Big Red Apple (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Innocent Traitor (Alison Weir)
  • Inside Scientology (Janet Reitman)
  • Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
  • Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
  • The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
  • It Takes a Village (Hillary Rodham Clinton)


  • James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
  • Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Israël Shahak)
  • John Adams (David G. McCullough)
  • Joseph Smith (Richard L. Bushman)
  • Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
  • Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)


  • The Kitchen God’s Wife (Amy Tan)
  • Kivalina (Christine Shearer)


  • The Lady Elizabeth (Alison Weir)
  • Lady Susan (Jane Austen)
  • The Land of Dreams (Vidar Sundstøl)
  • Landline (Rainbow Rowell)ª
  • The Last Battle (C.S. Lewis)
  • Last Man in Tower (Aravind Adiga)ª
  • The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
  • Last Train to Istanbul (Ayse Kulin)
  • The Lemon Tree (Sandy Tolan)
  • Lenin’s Kisses (Yan Lianke)
  • The Leopard (Jo Nesbø)ª
  • Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
  • Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
  • Letters to Jackie (Ellen Fitzpatrick)
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (Karen Abbott)
  • The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman)ª
  • Little Farm in the Ozarks (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Little House in the Ozarks (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Little House on Rocky Ridge (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • A Little House Traveler (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Little Town in the Ozarks (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • Lock In (John Scalzi)
  • The Lolita Effect (M. Gigi Durham)
  • The Looming Tower (Lawrence Wright)
  • The Lost City of Z (David Grann)
  • Love Thy Neighbor (Peter Maass)
  • Lovingkindness (Anne Richardson Roiphe)
  • The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)ª


  • MaddAddam (Margaret Atwood)ª
  • Magda (Meike Ziervogel)
  • The Man Without a Face (Masha Gessen)
  • Mao’s Great Famine (Frank Dikötter)
  • Mapping Boston (Alex Krieger)
  • Mapping Mormonism (Brandon S. Plewe)
  • Mary Boleyn (Alison Weir)
  • Mary Poppins (P.L. Travers)ª
  • The Match (Arnaldur Indriðason)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  • The Men with the Pink Triangles (Heinz Heger)
  • Middlemarch (George Eliot)
  • Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)
  • The Misdaventures of Awkward Black Girl (Issa Rae)
  • Miss Chopsticks (Xinran)
  • Missing Person (Patrick Modiano)
  • Mission at Nuremberg (Tim Townsend)
  • Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
  • The Moor’s Account (Laila Lalami)
  • More Than Good Intentions (Dean S. Karlan)
  • The Mormon Mirage (Latayne Colvett Scott)
  • Mornings on Horseback (David G. McCullough)
  • Mudbound (Hillary Jordan)
  • Mullumbimby (Melissa Lucashenko)
  • Murder in the Name of God (Michael I. Karpin)
  • My Father’s Paradise (Ariel Sabar)
  • My October (Claire Holden Rothman)
  • My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)*


  • Necessary Errors (Caleb Crain)
  • Never Coming Back (Tim Weaver)
  • New Dawn on Rocky Ridge (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • The New Imperialism (David Harvey)
  • The Night Guest (Fiona MacFarlane)
  • Nine Parts of Desire (Geraldine Brooks)
  • No Dig, No Fly, No Go (Mark Monmonier)
  • No Logo (Naomi Klein)
  • No-No Boy (John Okada)
  • No Ordinary Time (Doris Kearns Goodwin)


  • The Old Ways (Robert Macfarlane)
  • On the Other Side of the Hill (Roger Lea MacBride)*
  • On the Way Home (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
  • 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)
  • Outrage (Arnaldur Indriðason)


  • The Pact (Jodi Picoult)*
  • Painted Hands (Jennifer Zobair)
  • The Palace of Illusions (Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)
  • Paris 1919 (Margaret McMillan)
  • The Past is Myself (Christabel Bielenberg)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux)
  • Pictures from an Exhibition (Diane Smith)
  • Pilgrim’s Wilderness (Tom Kizzia)
  • The Plague (Albert Camus)
  • Planet of Exile (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  • Police (Jo Nesbø)ª
  • Polygamy in Practice (Janet Bennion)
  • Pound Foolish (Helaine Olen)
  • Present at the Creation (Dean Acheson)
  • Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Prize (Daniel Yergin)
  • Push (Sapphire)


  • Quivering Daughters (Hillary McFarland)


  • Rachel’s Daughters (Debra R. Kaufman)
  • Raging Heat (Richard Castle)
  • Rape New York (Jana Leo)
  • Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
  • Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
  • The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy)
  • Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts (Roald Dahl)
  • Reykjavik Nights (Arnaldur Indriðason)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William L. Shrier)
  • The Romanov Daughters (Helen Rappaport)
  • Rooms (Lauren Oliver)
  • The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)ª
  • Rules for Virgins (Amy Tan)


  • The Sandcastle Girls (Chris Bohjalian)
  • Saplings (Noel Streatfeild)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)*
  • The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
  • Sea of Poppies (Amitav Ghosh)
  • Searching for Pemberley (Mary Lydon Simonsen)
  • Secrecy (Rupert Thomson)
  • The Secret Lives of Saints (Daphne Bramham)
  • A Secret Kept (Tatiana de Rosnay)
  • The Secret Place (Tana French)ª
  • Seek the Fair Land (Walter Macken)
  • Seven Blessings (Ruchama King)
  • Shantram (Gregory David Roberts)
  • Shift (Hugh Howey)
  • The Shock Doctrine (Naomi Klein)
  • The Shuttle (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  • The Silver Chair (C.S. Lewis)
  • Sima’s Undergarments for Women (Ilana Stanger-Ross)
  • Small, Gritty, and Green (Catherine Tumber)
  • Snow (Orhan Pamuk)ª
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Jon Robson)
  • Solar (Ian McEwan)ª
  • The Son (Jo Nesbø)ª
  • The Soul Shattering (James J. Braddock)
  • The Space Between Us (Thirty Umrigar)
  • Stasiland (Anna Funder)
  • Stolen Innocence (Elissa Wall)
  • Strange Shores (Arnaldur Indriðason)
  • The Stranger (Albert Camus)
  • The Story of Jane (Laura Kaplan)
  • The Struggle for Iran (Christopher De Bellaigue)
  • The Swan Book (Alexis Wright)
  • The Swiss Family Robinson (Johann D. Wyss)


  • Taking on the Trust (Steve Weinberg)
  • Tales of the Alhambra (Washington Irving)
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)ª
  • Them (Jon Roson)
  • Then and Always (Dani Atkins)
  • The Things We Cherished (Pam Jenoff)
  • Think Like a Freak (Steven D. Levitt)
  • Thirty Girls (Susan Minot)
  • This I Remember (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • This is My Story (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • A Thousand Hills (Stephen Kinzer)
  • Thread of a Silkworm (Iris Chang)
  • Three Cups of Deceit (Jon Krakauer)
  • The Tiger’s Wife (Téa Obreht)
  • The Toss of a Lemon (Padma Viswanathan)
  • The Tragedy of Liberation (Frank Dikötter)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  • Triangles (Ellen Hopkins)
  • The Twits (Roald Dahl)


  • Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
  • Undaunted Courage (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  • Under Budapest (Ailsa Kay)
  • Unequal Affections (Lara S. Ormiston)


  • The Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)
  • Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
  • The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugendies)ª
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis)
  • Voyager (Diana Gabaldon)ª


  • Walden and Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
  • War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  • War’s End (Joe Sacco)
  • The Waste Land and Other Writings (T. S. Elliot)
  • West from Home (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • The Wild Rose (Jennifer Donnelly)
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami)
  • The Winter Guest (Pam Jenoff)
  • The World That Was Ours (Hilda Bernstein)
  • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Diana Gabaldon)ª



  • The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)ª
  • The Year of the French (Thomas Flanagan)



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