The TBR Shuffle 1

Like all book bloggers in the blogosphere, I endeavor to get my TBR pile under control. My books have piled up over the last decade (especially classics—they’re free!) and I rarely have as much reading time as I’d like.

The best part of reading through this pile? If any books are awful, I can lug them to a used bookshop to sell/swap for other [better?] books. Also, I’m going to prioritize books that have been loaned to me so they can be reunited with their rightful owners as soon as possible.

Current Stack of Unread (and Unfinished) Books: 219
Books Read Since January 1st: 5
Books Added Since January 1st: 2
Goal: To get this list to 175 by June 30, 2017 — 44 to go!

  1. Absurdistan
  2. Acceptable Time, An
  3. Airframe
  4. Alias Grace
  5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
  6. All the Light We Cannot See (new)
  7. All the Pretty Horses
  8. Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The
  9. American Psycho
  10. And the Mountains Echoed
  11. Angels and Demons
  12. Angel’s Game, The
  13. Appointment, The
  14. Art of Disappearing, The
  15. At Bertram’s Hotel
  16. Atonement
  17. Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The
  18. Baudolino
  19. Beloved
  20. Bitter Water
  21. Black Swan Green
  22. Bleak House
  23. Bloody Chamber, The
  24. Blue Mars
  25. Body in the Library, The
  26. Brave New World
  27. Breathing Lessons
  28. Brideshead Revisited
  29. Brief History of Seven Killings, A
  30. Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The
  31. Bring Up the Bodies
  32. Brooklyn
  33. Brothers Karamazov, The
    Bullet Catch, The (read!)
  34. Buried Giant, The
  35. Caribbean Mystery, A
  36. Catch-22
  37. Christine Falls
  38. Christmas Carol, A
  39. Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  40. Cider House Rules, The
  41. Cold Mountain
  42. Collected Stories (Hemingway)
  43. Collected Stories (Marquez)
  44. Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard, The
  45. Consider the Lobster
  46. Cosmopolis
  47. Crime and Punishment
  48. Crimson Petal and the White, The
  49. Crying of Lot 49, The
  50. Cryptonomicon
  51. Crystal World, The
  52. Dandelion Wine
  53. David Copperfield
  54. Dead Wake
  55. Devil in the White City, The
  56. Disorder Peculiar to the Country, A
  57. Drown
  58. Drowned World, The
  59. Dubliners
  60. East, West
  61. Eternal Wonder, The
  62. Everything Is Illuminated
  63. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  64. Familiar (One Rainy Day in May), The
  65. Fortress of Solitude, The
  66. Four Books, The
  67. General in His Labyrinth, The
  68. Girl on the Train, The
  69. Girl with a Pearl Earring
  70. Goldfinch, The
  71. Gould’s Book of Fish
  72. Green Mars
  73. Green Road, The
  74. Half of a Yellow Sun
  75. Hallucinations
  76. Ham on Rye
  77. Handmaid’s Tale, The
  78. Hanging Shed, The
  79. Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The
  80. Heart of Darkness
  81. Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A
  82. Hello America
  83. His Bloody Project
  84. Hologram for the King, A
  85. How We Are Hungry
  86. Hungry Hill (new)
  87. I Do Not Come to You By Chance
  88. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
  89. In the Garden of Beasts
  90. Invisible Circus, The
  91. J
  92. Jane and Prudence
  93. Jane Eyre
  94. Joseph Anton
  95. King in Yellow, The
  96. Kingdom Come
  97. Kingdom of Ohio, The
  98. Kite Runner, The
  99. Knife Thrower, The (and other stories)
  100. Let the Great World Spin
  101. Let the Right One In
  102. Life After Life
  103. Little Life, A
  104. Little Women
  105. Lolita
  106. Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The
  107. Long Way Down, A
  108. Lord Jim
  109. Lost Symbol, The
  110. Love in the Time of Cholera
  111. Madame Bovary
  112. Man in the High Castle, The
  113. Mansfield Park
  114. Many Waters
  115. Master, The
  116. Master and Margarita, The
  117. Memories of My Melancholy Whores
  118. Middlesex
  119. Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, The
    Miser’s Dream, The (read!)
  120. Moby Dick
  121. Moor’s Account, The
  122. Moriarty
  123. Moving Finger, The
    The Murder of the Century (read!)
    Murder at the Vicarage, The (read!)
  124. Murder is Announced, A
  125. My Brilliant Friend
  126. My Name is Red
  127. Namesake, The
  128. Nemesis
  129. Never Let Me Go
  130. Northanger Abbey
  131. Number 9 Dream
  132. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  133. One Summer, America 1927
  134. Outer Dark
  135. Paradise
  136. Passage to India, A
  137. Pattern Recognition
  138. People of the Mist, The
  139. Play It as It Lays
  140. Pocket Full of Rye, A
  141. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
  142. Pride and Prejudice
  143. Prisoner of Heaven, The
  144. Quicksilver
  145. Quo Vadis
  146. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
  147. Red Mars
  148. Redwall
  149. Revolutionary Road
  150. Rising Sun
  151. Roverandum
  152. Russian Debutante’s Handbook, The
  153. S. (Ship of Theseus)
  154. Sandman
  155. Satanic Verses, The
  156. Seize the Day
    Sellout, The (read!)
  157. Series of Unfortunate Events, A
  158. Shape of Water, The
  159. She
  160. Sherlock Holmes (stories inspired by)
  161. Shipping News, The
  162. Sign of the Four, The
  163. Silas Marner
  164. Sleep Donation
  165. Sleep Room, The
  166. Sleeping Murder
  167. So, Anyway…
  168. Sound and the Fury, The
  169. Sphere
  170. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
  171. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
  172. Station Eleven
  173. Stone Mattress
  174. Stonekiller
  175. Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, The
  176. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The
  177. Stranger, The
  178. Sun Is God, The
  179. Super-Cannes
  180. Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, A
  181. Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness
  182. Suttree
  183. Swiftly Tilting Planet, A
  184. Sympathizer, The
  185. Tale of the Unknown Island, The
  186. Terra-Cotta Dog, The
  187. Tess of the d’Ubervilles
  188. Thank You For Smoking
  189. Then We Came to the End
  190. There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby
  191. They Do It With Mirrors
  192. Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
  193. Things We Carried, The
  194. Things We Don’t Do, The
  195. This Is Where I Leave You
  196. Thousand Autums of Jacob de Zoet, The
  197. Thousand Years of Good Prayers, A
  198. Tinkers
  199. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
  200. Underworld
  201. Unlimited Dream Company, The
  202. Unnamed, The
  203. Visit from the Goon Squad, A
  204. Waiting for Godot
  205. Water for Elephants
  206. Watership Down
  207. Where I’m Calling From
  208. White Boy Shuffle, The
  209. White Noise
  210. White Teeth
  211. Wind in the Door, The
  212. Wrinkle in Time (quintet), A
  213. Wuthering Heights
  214. Yiddish Policemen’s Union, The
  215. You Are Not a Stranger Here
  216. You Don’t Love Me Yet
  217. You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up
  218. You Shall Know Our Velocity
  219. 4:50 from Paddington


4 Comments on “The TBR Shuffle 1

  1. I love that you listed and numbered all the books! Given the Gothic literature aspect, would recommend Northanger Abbey as your next book pick – plus its awesome!

    • Fortunately, WordPress has an auto-number feature.
      Some of the items on my Kindle, like the Miss Marple collection or the Ursula K. LeGuin novels, were single downloads. I originally had them listed as collections, but then listed out the individual books. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to cross anything off my list when I finished Murder at the Vicarage. Where’s the fun in that? 🙂

      Northanger Abbey is the Austen I’m most excited about. I didn’t read it at school. Thanks for the recommendation!

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