TBR List

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Now this post took some thinking. Not because it isn’t easy to think of my To Be Read List, but because it was as I started looking around at all the books I have acquired this year, that are not a part of my Reading Challenge I realised that the list was a hell of a lot bigger than I thought, or care to acknowledge, or really want to think about because then it all gets too overwhelming and I want to just retreat into some kind of well blanketed corner of somewhere to do nothing but read for the rest of time (easy to access to food will be welcomed along with that as well).

I am 100% that this doesn’t even include all of them but I am going to pretend that it does so that I don’t have a further existential book related crisis (which I could totally do). And also I am not counting the remaining 21 (I will be halfway by the end of the month) books left on this Reading Challenge of mine, because those being on the list is a given. And I’m also pretending that new books aren’t getting added to this list every second of every day

I’m also numbering these because numbering is fun…and will illustrate just how big a problem I have. Oh yeah, here is your warning that this list is going to go on for a while.

These are the books that I have on pre-order or did pre-order and have now arrived but are just sitting pretty in a pile.

1) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Official Script

2) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

3) Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick

4) Our Chemical Hearts – Krystal Sutherland

5) Summer Days and Summer Nights – Stephanie Perkins

6) The Muse – Jessie Burton

7) The Sleeper and The Spindle – Neil Gaiman

8) The View From the Cheap Seats – Neil Gaiman

9) Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast – Oscar Wilde

10) And I Darken – Kiersten White

11) Odd and The Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman (There’s a Gaiman theme here)

I think that’s all those ones so far. The next batch are books that I’ve collected on a notes page on my phone because I’ve seen them come up on Tumblr, Twitter or the like:

12) Everything leads to you – Nina lacour

13) The Winner’s Trilogy – Maria Rutoski

14) Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll

15) The Illuminae Files – Amie Kaufman

16) Starbound Trilogy – Amie Kaufman

17) The Firebird Trilogy – Claudia Gray (why so many trilogies?)

18) Not Working – Lisa Owens

19) The Captive Prince Trilogy – C.S Pascat (there’s another one)

20) The Raven Cycle series – Maggie Stiefvater

21) Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

22) Internment Chronicles – Lauren DeStefano

23) Rebel Belle – Rachel Hawkins

And now we have the ones that exist in some file in my memory and also know because of a little from Goodreads and just the ones that stick around in my memory (my To-Read list on Goodreads is over 200 books, I have not listed them all, mainly because a lot of them I have no recollection of putting on there in the first place, and because this list is long enough already):

24) Asking For It – Louise O’Neill

25) M Train – Patti Smith

26) After You – Jojo Moyes

27) Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

28) Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling

29) Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman (there he is again)

30) The Lunar Chronicles – Marissa Meyer (the rest of it anyway)

31) All My Friends are Superheroes – Andrew Kauffman

32) East of Eden – John Steinbeck

33) Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott

34) A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood

35) His Dark Materials trilogy – Phillip Pullman

36) The Defining Decade- Meg Jay

37) The Marriage Plot – Jeffery Eugenides

38) The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer

39) The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

40) The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

41) The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

42) The Opposite of Loneliness – Marina Keegan

43) My Year With Eleanor – Noelle Hancock

44) Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira

45) Reunion – Hannah Pittard

46) J – Howard Jacobson

47) Ordinary People – Judith Guest

48) Life – Keith Richards

49) The Princess Bride – William Goldman

60) Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill

51) Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

52) Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

53) It’s Not Me, It’s You – Mhairi McFarlane

54) Horns – Joe Hill

55) Legend Series – Marie Lu

56) Throne of Glass Series – Sarah J Mass (if I say the word series it fools me into thinking that there aren’t more than one book as part of this)

57) Illusions of Fate – Kiersten White

58) Red Queen Series – Victoria Aveyard

59) Solitaire – Alice Oseman

60) Dangerous Boys – Abigail Haas

61) Dangerous Girls – Abigail Haas

62) The Martian – Andy Weir

63) The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

64) The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare

65) The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare (I might go in on the new series she’s started , I might not. The thing it depends is shallow and ridiculous as hell.)

66) Far From The Madding Crow – Thomas Hardy

67) Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

68) In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick

69) The D.U.F.F – Kody Keplinger

70) Still Alice – Lisa Genova

71) All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

72) The Beautiful and the Damned – F Scott Fitzgerald

73) World War Z – Max Brooks

74) It – Stephen King

75) In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

76) Invisible Monsters Remix – Chuck Palahniuk

77) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

78) Kurt Vonnegurt’s anything.

79) Brick Lane – Monica Ali

80) One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Marquez Garcia

81) A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon

82) Lolito – Ben Brooks

83) How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – Toby Young

84) Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

85) Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

86) The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

87) Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

88) The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis

89) Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (I am serious, I will conquer this beast)

90) White Teeth – Zadie Smith

91) Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

92) The Divergent trilogy – Veronica Roth

93) Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

94) The Boyfriend List – E Lockhart

95) Q: A Love Story – Evan Mandery

96) Anything Ian McEwan that I haven’t already read

97) The Help – Kathyrn Stockett

98) To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

99) Grimm’s Fairytales

100) Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Then there are the re-reads, which to be honest are mainly Harry Potter, The BFG and the Hunger Games, although technically I am re-reading the first 4 TMI books…

There are a lot of books on here and there is a part of me that knows that the number is way bigger when I take into consideration how many series’/trilogies there are on this list and the fact that there are technically 21 (almost half way!) from this year on there as well, but the illusion keeps me from going into a book related meltdown.

Have any of you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Are there any others that you think I should add to the list, I love adding books to the list (foolishly)?

Parentheses count: 13. See you tomorrow!

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  • ghostmmnc

    Good list! I’ve read some of these – # 33, 52, 73, 74, 75, 84 (reading now – it’s good), 97, 98. … My stacks of TBRs keeps getting higher! When I get ovrwhelmed with so many, I seem to fall back to re-reading favorites.

    • Sophie

      Ah see, maybe I should try that. Whenever I get overwhelmed by the amount of books I have on the list (which I’ve added to again just this morning!) I tend to fall into a reading slump. Usually I just go and find a short story to read to try and kick start it again. x

      • ghostmmnc

        It’s funny how there’s a short period of time in between reading a really good book, and finding the next really good one…the space between is spent reading bits and pieces of other books, and they don’t quite catch your attention like you want them to. When you find the ‘next’ one you’re off and enjoying the new one! 🙂

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