TBR Pile (2020 Edition)

As of January 1, the full list is nearing 300. Yikes. A few are rereads, some were half-finished years ago, but the vast majority are in the never-read category. I’ll cross off titles as I read them.

  1. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window by Jonas Jonasson
  2. Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
  3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  4. Airframe by Michael Crichton
  5. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  7. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  8. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  10. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  11. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  12. The Appointment by Herta Muller
  13. Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain
  14. The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pachoda
  15. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  16. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  17. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  18. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  19. The Beauties by Anton Chekov (compilation)
  20. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  21. Being Dead by Jim Crace
  22. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  23. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  24. The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.
  25. Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris
  26. Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
  27. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  28. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  29. Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik
  30. Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  32. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  33. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  34. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  35. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  36. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  37. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  38. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  39. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories by Etgar Keret
  40. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  41. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
  42. Candide by Voltaire
  43. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  44. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  45. Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
  46. The Chimes by Anna Smaill
  47. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  48. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  49. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  50. Circe by Madeline Miller
  51. City and the Stars, The by Arthur C. Clarke
  52. Clock without Hands by Carson McCullers
  53. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  54. Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff
  55. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  56. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  57. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  58. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
  59. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  60. Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  61. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  62. Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  63. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  64. The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
  65. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  66. Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom
  67. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  68. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  69. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  70. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  71. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  72. Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selimovic
  73. Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago
  74. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  75. Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic
  76. Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin
  77. Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
  78. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  79. The Double and the Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  80. Drown by Junot Diaz
  81. Dubliners by James Joyce
  82. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  83. East, West by Salman Rushdie
  84. Educated by Tara Westover
  85. Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
  86. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
  87. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  88. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
  89. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  90. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  91. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  92. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  93. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  94. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  95. Florida by Lauren Groff
  96. Fly Already by Etgar Keret
  97. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
  98. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  99. The Four Books by Yan Lianke
  100. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
  101. Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
  102. From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  103. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
  104. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
  105. Frozen in Time by Oswer Beattie and John Geiger
  106. The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  107. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  108. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  109. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  110. Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
  111. Go West by David Quantick (NetGalley)
  112. The Golden House by Salmon Rushdie (NetGalley)
  113. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  114. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  115. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  116. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  117. Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
  118. Grant by Ron Chernow
  119. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  120. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  121. The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
  122. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  123. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
  124. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  125. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  126. The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris
  127. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  128. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  129. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  130. Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
  131. Hello America by J.G. Ballard
  132. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  133. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  134. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
  135. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  136. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  137. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
  138. I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwabani
  139. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
  140. If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende
  141. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  142. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  143. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  144. Independence Day by Richard Ford
  145. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  146. The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
  147. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  148. Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
  149. J by Howard Jacobson
  150. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  151. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
  152. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  153. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  154. Kafka on the Shore by Hideki Murakami
  155. Keep the Apidistra Flying by George Orwell
  156. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  157. Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard
  158. The Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini
  159. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
  160. Lamentation by C.J. Sansom
  161. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
  162. Lathe of Heaven, The by Ursula K. Le Guin
  163. League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
  164. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  165. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  166. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  167. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  168. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  169. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  170. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  171. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  172. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  173. Lucky Jim by Amis Kingsley
  174. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  175. Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
  176. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  177. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  178. Mao II by Don DeLillo
  179. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  180. The Master by Colm Toibin
  181. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  182. Memories by My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  183. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  184. Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
  185. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  186. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  187. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  188. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  189. Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
  190. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  191. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  192. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  193. The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle
  194. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  195. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
  196. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
  197. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  198. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  199. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  200. Passing by Stella Larsen
  201. People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard
  202. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  203. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  204. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  205. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
  206. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  207. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  208. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  209. Regeneration by Pat Barker
  210. Revelation by C.J. Sansom
  211. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  212. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
  213. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
  214. Rushing to Paradise by J.G. Ballard
  215. Sandman by J. Robert Janes
  216. The Sea by John Banville
  217. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  218. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  219. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  220. Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
  221. Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
  222. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  223. Shogun by James Clavell
  224. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  225. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  226. Sleep Room by F.R.Tallis
  227. Snobs by Julian Fellowes
  228. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  229. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  230. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  231. Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
  232. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  233. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  234. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  235. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  236. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  237. Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
  238. The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi
  239. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  240. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
  241. Stonekiller by J. Robert Janes
  242. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  243. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  244. The Sun Is God by Adrian McKinty
  245. Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
  246. Supermarket by Bobby Hall
  247. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
  248. Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
  249. Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
  250. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  251. Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  252. Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley
  253. There There by Tommy Orange
  254. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  255. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  256. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  257. The Things We Don’t Do by Andres Neuman
  258. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  259. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
  260. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  261. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
  262. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  263. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
  264. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  265. The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
  266. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
  267. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  268. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  269. The Unlimited Dream Company by J.G. Ballard
  270. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  271. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
  272. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  273. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  274. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  275. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  276. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  277. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  278. The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
  279. White Horses by Alice Hoffman
  280. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  281. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  282. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
  283. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  284. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  285. Wool by Hugh Howey
  286. World Without End by Ken Follett
  287. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  288. You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett
  289. You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  290. Zero K by Don DeLillo
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