It’s been a while since I’ve listed all the unread books I own, in fact the last time I did it was in April 2014. As it’s the start of a new year I thought it would be time to have a look at my shelves and work out how many unread books I actually have. I don’t have one part of my shelves that are my unread books, my books tend to get clumped together by author and what size they are because I like all hardbacks together and stuff like that. So without further ado, here’s all my unread books, comic books, graphic novels and ebooks I’m starting with this year.

#GirlBoss – Sophie Amoruso
A Hero at the End of the World – Erin Claiborne
Along Came Dylan – Stephen Foster
Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Area 51 – Bob Mayer
Bleak House – Charles Dickens
Boo! The Underdog with a Heart of Gold – Lisa Edwards
Born to Run – Michael Morpurgo
Boxers & Saints – Gene Luen Yang
Brilliance – Marcus Sakey
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Solider Vol 1: The Man on the Wall – Alex Kot, Marco Rudy and Michael Walsh
Bulldog Drummond – Sapper
City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
Crocodile Tears – Anthony Horowitz
Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
Downfall – Rob Thurman
Fables: Cubs in Toyland – Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Ggene Ha
Goldfinger – Ian Fleming
H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald
Hiding in Plain Sight – Nuruddin Farah
How I Lost You – Jenny Blackhurst
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick
Jack Reacher: One Shot – Lee Childs
Judging a Book by Its Lover – Lauren Leto
Keep Your Friends Close – Paula Daly
Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Last Man Standing – David Baldacci
Life and Laughing: My Story – Michael McIntyre
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Nimona – Noelle Stevenson
Oblivion – Anthony Horowitz
ODY-C Vol 1: Off To Far Ithicaa – Matt Fraction and Christian Ward
Original Sin – Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato Jr, Mark Waid, Jim Cheung and Paco Medina
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders – Gyles Brandreth
Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile – Gyles Brandreth
Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death – Gyles Brandreth
Parnassus on Wheels – Christopher Morley
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? – Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
Raffles – E.W. Hornung
Rescuing Sprite – Mark R. Levin
Revival Vol 1: You’re Among Friends – Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 – Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
Scorpia Rising – Anthony Horowitz
Sekret – Lindsay Smith
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
Slated – Terri Terry
Small Man in a Book – Rob Brydon
The Architect’s Apprentice – Elif Shafak
The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
The Bollywood Bride – Sonali Dev
The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlum
The Budapest Protocol – Adam Lebor
The Collegians – Gerald Griffin
The Colour of Out of Space – H.P. Lovecraft
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Dark is Rising Sequence – Susan Cooper
The Doris Day Vintage Film Club – Fiona Harper
The Fate of Ten – Pittacus Lore
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
The Ice Twins – S.K. Tremayne
The Iron Daughter – Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight – Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen – Julie Kagawa
The Last Man: Book One – Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Maezan Jr.
The Lie – C.L. Taylor
The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch
The Magicians Guild – Trudi Canavan
The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Edgar Allan Poe
The Murdstone Trilogy – Mal Peet
The Poisoned Island – Lloyd Shepherd
The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
The Time in Between – Nancy Tucker
Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Tuck – Stephen R. Lawhead
Unwind – Neal Shusterman
Uprooted – Naomi Novik
Welcome to Braggsville – T. Geronimo Johnson
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – David Shafer
Without a Trace – Lesley Pearse
Wonder Woman Vol 1: Blood – Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins
Wool – Hugh Howey
Wylder’s Hand – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Zorro – Isabel Allende

That’s 93 books I have sitting on my shelves/ereader that I have yet to read!

I hope to get my TBR down to 50 books by the end of the year. So that means I’ve got to read 43 of these and whatever other books I end up buying throughout the year as I want to end 2016 with 50 books or less on my TBR. Also if I try a book and can’t get into it and don’t feel like I will ever read it then that will be considered off my TBR. In the case of a lot of the “classics” on my shelf, some of them have been there for over ten years! If I can read three classics I’ll be happy, plus some of these books are comics and graphic novels so they should be a quick and easy read.

And because I like charts here’s one that breaks down the genres of the books on my TBR. At least with such a variety of books on my TBR, I shouldn’t get bored with my reading this year.

tbr genre


Have you read any of these books? What do you reckon I need to pick up and read ASAP? Positive thoughts would be much appreciated as I try to make a big dent in my TBR this year.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.