TBR Pile

This is somewhat out of hand. I blame free eBooks and the very cheap used bookshop an hour away. A few are re-reads, some were half-finished years ago, but the vast majority are in the never-read category.


  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • 2666: A Novel by Roberto Bolano


  • The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
  • Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  • Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain
  • Arrowsmith by Upton Sinclair
  • The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pachoda
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth McKeane
  • At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
  • At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Autumn: A Novel by Ali Smith


  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor
  • Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris
  • Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  • Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  • The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Burmese Days by George Orwell


  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
  • The Chimes by Anna Smaill
  • Clock without Hands by Carson McCullers
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese


  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selimovic
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  • Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic
  • Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The Double and the Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • A Double Barreled Detective Story by Mark Twain
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine
  • Drown by Junot Diaz
  • Dubliners by James Joyce


  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • East, West by Salman Rushdie
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • Evelina by Frances Burney
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde


  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  • Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
  • Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  • The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Four Books by Yan Lianke
  • Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
  • Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
  • From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
  • From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  • From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne


  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Grant by Ron Chernow
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
  • Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
  • The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman


  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Hello America by J.G. Ballard
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • His Family by Ernest Poole
  • Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
  • Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
  • Howards End by E.M. Forster
  • Human Acts by Han Kang


  • I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwabani
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
  • If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende
  • The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  • Independence Day by Richard Ford
  • The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells


  • J by Howard Jacobson
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • A Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Keep the Apidistra Flying by George Orwell
  • Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard
  • The Knife Thrower and Other Stories by Steven Millhauser


  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • Lamentation by C.J. Sansom
  • Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
  • The Leaning Tower and Other Stories by Katherine Porter
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • The Life & Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • The Longest Journey by E.M. Forster
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Lucky Jim by Amis Kingsley
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton


  • Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  • The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  • The Master by Colm Toibin
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
  • The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
  • The Moon Is Following Me by Cecil Browne
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • My Struggle by Karl One Knausgaard
  • My Thousand and One Nights by Raja Alem


  • Nemesis by Agatha Christie
  • The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
  • Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars. by Joyce Carol Oates
  • number9dream by David Mitchell


  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  • On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • One of Ours by Willa Cather
  • An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
  • Only God Can Make a Tree by Bertram Roach
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers


  • Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
  • Paradise by Toni Morrison
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • Passing by Stella Larsen
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


  • Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz


  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Regeneration by Pat Barker
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Revelation by C.J. Sansom
  • A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  • Runaway by Alice Munro
  • Rushing to Paradise by J.G. Ballard


  • Sanditon by Jane Austen
  • Sandman by J. Robert Janes
  • The Sea by John Banville
  • The Secret River by Kate Grenville
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
  • She and Allen by H. Rider Haggard
  • Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
  • The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  • Shogun by James Clavell
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • The Sleep Room by F.R.Tallis
  • Snobs by Julian Fellowes
  • Snow by John Banville
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
  • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
  • Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare
  • St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi
  • Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
  • Stonekiller by Robert J. Janes
  • A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
  • A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • The Sun Is God by Adrian McKinty
  • Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
  • Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart


  1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  2. Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevsky
  5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  6. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  7. The Things We Don’t Do by Andres Neuman
  8. This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  9. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
  10. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  11. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  12. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  13. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  14. The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
  15. Transference by B.T. Keaton
  16. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie


  • Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
  • Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • The Unlimited Dream Company by J.G. Ballard


  • Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  • Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich


  1. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  2. The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
  3. The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
  4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  5. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  6. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
  7. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
  8. The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
  9. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  10. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  11. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami


  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers


  • Zero K by Don DeLillo