T is for: My TBR (To-Be-Read) Pile

I love to read and I love to peruse the shelves of bookshops and find something that sounds amazing. But doing too much of that can lead to a pile up of books that need to be read. This is especially a problem since getting my Kindle as you can download a book in a matter of seconds without even thinking about the money changing hands.

So without further ado here are all the books on my To Be Read list (in alphabetical order by authors’ surname):

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret AtwoodDSC02377
Last Man Standing – David Baldacci
Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders – Gyles Brandreth
Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death – Gyles Brandreth
Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile – Gyles Brandreth
Small Man in a Book – Rob Brydon
The Magicians Guild – Trudi Canavan
The Man Who Was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton
The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
Jack Reacher: One Shot – Lee Childs
City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
The Dark is Rising Sequence – Susan Cooper
Bleak House – Charles Dickens
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Boo! The Underdog with a Heart of Gold – Lisa Edwards
One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Helmand – Pen Farthing
Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde
Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
Along Came Dylan – Stephen Foster
Always Looking Up – Michael J. FoxDSC02380
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The Collegians – Gerald Griffin
The Red House – Mark Haddon
Raffles – E.W. Hornung
Crocodile Tears – Anthony Horowitz
Scorpia Rising – Anthony Horowitz
Oblivion – Anthony Horowitz
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz
Wool – Hugh Howey
The Iron King – Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter – Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen – Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight – Julie Kagawa
Rescuing Sprite – Mark R. Levin
Hood – Stephen R. Lawhead
Wylder’s Hand – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Judging a Book by Its Lover – Lauren Leto
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Legend – Marie Lu
Prodigy – Marie Lu
Champion – Marie Lu
The Bourne Identity – Robert LudlumDSC02389
Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
Charmed Thirds – Megan McCafferty
Life and Laughing: My Story – Michael McIntyre
Parnassus on Wheels – Christopher Morley
Born to Run – Michael Morpurgo
The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Edgar Allan Poe
Bulldog Drummond – Sapper
The Poisoned Island – Lloyd Shepherd
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Doubletake – Rob Thurman
Slashback – Rob Thurman
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancy

On my kindle:
Girls of Riyagh – Rajaa Alsanea
The Strain – Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Poe – J. Lincoln Fenn
The Lies of Lock Lamora – Scott Lynch
Brilliance – Marcus Sakey

Books that are technically my mum’s but I would like to read them:
A Streetcat Named Bob – James Bowden
An Englishwoman in New York – Anne-Marie Casey
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch
Ghana Must Go – Taiye Selasi

That makes a total of 71 books which I don’t think is too bad. Admittedly it is a lot more than I thought it was going to be, but I suppose it does make sense since I still buy a book now and then when I really do not read that many during a year – and some of the “classics” on the list have been on my shelves for at least five years. Over the years my book buying obsession has kind of transferred into a DVD buying obsession – I’m not sure which is the lesser of two evils. By the end of September I will be finished with my Master’s degree and very much hope that after that I’ll be able to read for fun much more often than I do now. Maybe by this time next year I’ll have made a bit of a dent in my TBR pile.

Any recommendations as to what I should read first are much appreciated.


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