TBR Pile (2020 Edition)

As of January 1, the full list is at 293. 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. The Age of Perpetual Light by Josh Weil (NetGalley)
  5. Airframe by Michael Crichton
  6. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  7. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  8. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  9. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  10. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  11. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  12. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  13. The Appointment by Herta Muller
  14. Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain
  15. The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pachoda
  16. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  17. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  18. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  19. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  20. The Beauties by Anton Chekov (compilation)
  21. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  22. Being Dead by Jim Crace
  23. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  24. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  25. The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.
  26. Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris
  27. Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
  28. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  29. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  30. Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik
  31. Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  32. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  33. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  34. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  35. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  36. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  37. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  38. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  39. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  40. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories by Etgar Keret
  41. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  42. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
  43. Candide by Voltaire
  44. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  45. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  46. Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
  47. The Chimes by Anna Smaill
  48. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  49. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  50. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  51. Circe by Madeline Miller
  52. City and the Stars, The — Arthur C. Clarke
  53. Clock without Hands by Carson McCullers
  54. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  55. Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff
  56. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  57. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  58. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  59. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
  60. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  61. Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  62. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  63. Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  64. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  65. The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
  66. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  67. Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom
  68. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  69. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  70. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  71. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  72. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  73. Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selimovic
  74. Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago
  75. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  76. Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic
  77. Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin
  78. Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
  79. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  80. The Double and the Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  81. Drown by Junot Diaz
  82. Dubliners by James Joyce
  83. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  84. East, West by Salman Rushdie
  85. Educated by Tara Westover
  86. Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
  87. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
  88. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  89. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
  90. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  91. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  92. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  93. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  94. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  95. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  96. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  97. Florida by Lauren Groff
  98. Fly Already by Etgar Keret
  99. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
  100. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  101. The Four Books by Yan Lianke
  102. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
  103. Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
  104. From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  105. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
  106. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
  107. Frozen in Time by Oswer Beattie and John Geiger
  108. The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  109. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  110. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  111. Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
  112. Go West by David Quantick (NetGalley)
  113. The Golden House by Salmon Rushdie (NetGalley)
  114. The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
  115. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  116. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  117. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  118. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  119. Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
  120. Grant by Ron Chernow
  121. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  122. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  123. The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
  124. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  125. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
  126. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  127. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  128. The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris
  129. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  130. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  131. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  132. Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
  133. Hello America by J.G. Ballard
  134. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  135. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  136. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
  137. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  138. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  139. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
  140. I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwabani
  141. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
  142. If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende
  143. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  144. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  145. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  146. Independence Day by Richard Ford
  147. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  148. The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
  149. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  150. Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
  151. J by Howard Jacobson
  152. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  153. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
  154. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  155. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  156. Kafka on the Shore by Hideki Murakami
  157. Keep the Apidistra Flying by George Orwell
  158. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  159. Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard
  160. The Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini
  161. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
  162. Lamentation by C.J. Sansom
  163. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
  164. Lathe of Heaven, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
  165. League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
  166. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  167. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  168. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  169. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  170. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  171. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  172. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  173. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  174. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  175. Lucky Jim by Amis Kingsley
  176. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  177. Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
  178. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  179. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  180. Mao II by Don DeLillo
  181. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  182. The Master by Colm Toibin
  183. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  184. Memories by My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  185. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  186. Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
  187. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  188. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  189. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  190. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  191. Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
  192. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  193. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  194. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  195. The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle
  196. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  197. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
  198. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
  199. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  200. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  201. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  202. Passing by Stella Larsen
  203. People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard
  204. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  205. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  206. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  207. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
  208. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  209. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  210. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  211. Regeneration by Pat Barker
  212. Revelation by C.J. Sansom
  213. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  214. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
  215. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
  216. Rushing to Paradise by J.G. Ballard
  217. Sandman by J. Robert Janes
  218. The Sea by John Banville
  219. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  220. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  221. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  222. Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
  223. Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
  224. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  225. Shogun by James Clavell
  226. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  227. The Silas Marner by George Eliot
  228. Sleep Room by F.R.Tallis
  229. Snobs by Julian Fellowes
  230. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  231. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  232. Soul of the Border by Matteo Righetto (NetGalley)
  233. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  234. Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
  235. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  236. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  237. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  238. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  239. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  240. Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
  241. The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi
  242. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  243. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
  244. Stonekiller by J. Robert Janes
  245. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  246. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  247. The Sun Is God by Adrian McKinty
  248. Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
  249. Supermarket by Bobby Hall
  250. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
  251. Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
  252. Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
  253. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  254. Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  255. Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley
  256. There There by Tommy Orange
  257. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  258. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  259. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  260. The Things We Don’t Do by Andres Neuman
  261. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  262. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
  263. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  264. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
  265. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  266. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
  267. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  268. The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
  269. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
  270. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  271. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  272. The Unlimited Dream Company by J.G. Ballard
  273. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  274. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
  275. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  276. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  277. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  278. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  279. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  280. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  281. The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
  282. White Horses by Alice Hoffman
  283. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  284. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  285. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
  286. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  287. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  288. Wool by Hugh Howey
  289. World Without End by Ken Follett
  290. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  291. You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett
  292. You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  293. Zero K by Don DeLillo
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