TBR 98k

Below is a list of 91 books currently on my TBR bookcase.  If any of black books are still on my TBR bookcase come January 1, 2020, I’m giving them away. This list was updated at the end of 2016 with the titles listed in blue. I was going to go for 100 books total, but my little bookcase ran out of room. These books have an additional year, until January 1, 2021. If they are still there on that day they all go to the library book sale. This list was updated a second time in December of 2017. Books added at that time are listed in green and have an additional two years, util January 1, 2022 before they go to the Friends of the Lbrary book sale..

That leaves just under three years for me to read them.

I have lots of other books in my TBR bookcase, around 300.  I really do need to start reading them.

  1. Abish, Walter; How German Is It?
  2. Ackerley, J.R.; My Father and Myself
  3. Ackroyd, Peter; The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
  4. Aldis, Brian: Non-Stop
  5. Aleichem Sholem: Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance
  6. Anderson, Poul; The Broken Sword
  7. Arenas, Reinaldo: Before Night Falls
  8. Ballard, J.G.; The Drowned World
  9. Bester, Alfred; The Stars my Destination
  10. Bester, Alfred and Zelazny, Roger; Psycho Shop
  11. Blish, James; Cities in Flight
  12. Blackwood, Caroline; Corrigan
  13. Brooks, Terry; The Sword of Shannara
  14. Bryant, Dorothy; Confessions of Madame Psyche
  15. Calvino, Italo: The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount
  16. Camilleri, Andrea; The Terra-Cotta Dog
  17. Clark, Arthur C.: The Fountains of Paradise
  18. Claudel, Philippe; Brodeck
  19. Crowley, John; The Deep
  20. Dante; Inferno
  21. de Cervantes, Miguel; The Dialogue of the Dogs
  22. de Giovanni, Maurizio: Blood Curse
  23. de Motherlant, Henry; Chaos and Night
  24. Dostoevsky, Fyodor; The Eternal Husband
  25. Duffy, Bruce: The World as I Found It
  26. Endo, Shusaku: When I Whistle
  27. Ferey, Caryl; Zulu
  28. Ferri, Linda; Cecili
  29. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: May Day
  30. Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Tender is the Night
  31. Franklin, Miles; The End of My Career
  32. Gamboa, Santiago; Necropolis
  33. Gardam, Jane: Old Filth
  34. Georget, Philippe; Summertime and All the Cats Are Bored
  35. Gibbons, Stella: Starlight
  36. Gille, Elisabeth; The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by Her Daughter
  37. Grimsley, Jim; Boulevard
  38. Hensher, Philip; The Northern Clemency
  39. Horowitz, Tony: A Voyage Long and Strange
  40. Aleichem Sholem: Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance
  41. Hughes, Dorothy: The Expendable Man
  42. Hughes, Richard; The Fox in the Attic
  43. Hunt, Rebecca; Everland
  44. Izzo, Jean-Claude; Total Chaos
  45. Jerusalmy, Raphael; The Brotherhood of Book Hunters
  46. Jewett, Sarah Orne; The Country of the Pointed Firs
  47. Johnson, Samuel; Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
  48. Kaaberbol, Lene and Friis, Agnete: The Boy in the Suite Case
  49. Kastner, Eich; Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist
  50. Kemal, Yashar; They Burn the Thistles
  51. Kennedy, Raymond; Ride a Cockhorse
  52. Kingsolver, Barbara; The Poisonwood Bible
  53. Kurkov, Andrey; Penguin Lost
  54. Laye, Camara: The Radiance of the King
  55. Least Heat-Moon, William; Blue Highways
  56. Lepucki, Edan; California
  57. Luiselli, Valeria: The Story of My Teeth
  58. Martin, George R.R.; Dying of the Light
  59. Mas’udi; From The Meadows of Gold
  60. McGuane, Thomas: Keep the Change
  61. Miaojin, Qiu; Last Words from Montmarte
  62. Moorcock, Michael; Gloriana or, The Unfulfill’d Queen
  63. Ngugi, Mukoma Wa; Nairobi Heat
  64. Paz, Octavio; The Labyrinth of Solitude
  65. Peck, Dale; Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye
  66. Piperno, Alessandro; Persecution: The Friendly Fire of Memories
  67. Poe, Edgar Allan; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
  68. Pushkin, Alexander; Tales of Belkin
  69. Ramsey, Alice; Alice’s Drive
  70. Read, Anthony and Fisher, David: The Fall of Berlin
  71. Rokeach, Milton; The three Christs of Ypsiilanti
  72. Ryman, Geoff; Was
  73. Sabato, Ernesto; The Tunnel
  74. Sciascia, Leonardo; The Day of the Owl
  75. Serge, Victor; Conquered City
  76. Shepard, Lucius; Life During Wartime
  77. Sherez, Stav; A Dark Redemrption
  78. Simenon, Georges; The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin
  79. Simenon, Georges; Night at the Crossrroads
  80. Simenon, Georges; The Shadow Puppet
  81. Simenon, Georges; The Two-Penny Bar
  82. Stendhal: The Abbess of Castro
  83. Sutherland, John; A Little History of Literature
  84. Tepper, Sheri S.; The Gate to Women’s Country
  85. Thurman, Judith; Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
  86. Toibin, Colm; Brooklyn
  87. Turgenev, Ivan; First Love
  88. Vargas Llosa, Mario; The Feast of the Goat
  89. Villoro, Juan: The Reef
  90. Wallace, Alfred Russel, Borneo,, Celebes, Aru
  91. Watson, Larry: Montana 1948
  92. White, Patrick; The Hanging Garden
  93. Williams, John: Augustus
  94. Williams, John; Stoner
  95. Williamson, Jack; Darker Than You Think
  96. Wilson, Edmund; Memoirs of Hecate County
  97. Yoder, Edwin M. Jr.; Lion at Lamb House
  98. Yourcenar, Marguerite; Memoirs of Hadrian
  99. Zackheim, Michele; Broken Colorsdsf
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6 thoughts on “TBR 98k

  1. The problem about reading someone else’s TBR is that there is always stuff to be added to my own.

    And, no, I have declined the double dog challenge. It made me feel very anxious. And in case a decline is disappointing – you could always do a further list of all the books on your shelves you HAVE read, and I might take some from there to add to my TBR also!

  2. James,
    I am so glad I tuned in to your list–the weight, the expanse, the heft. I’m not being sarcastic! I’m molding my Classics Club list and so I envy the thought and time that you put into this superb list, which I am checking out title by title, I want you to know.
    Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)

    1. Your comment made me smile. Since I didn’t make this list all at once, rather I added to it three or four book purchases at a time, it really wasn’t all that difficult to create. I do think it’s a pretty good reading list, if I say so myself. 😉

  3. Just discovered your blog through Karen @ BookerTalk. Quite the TBR list! Many titles with which I am unfamiliar. Will peruse in more detail later! I loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog and regarding Poe’s Narrative, as I recall this is the only novel he published–thankfully! It was not an enjoyable read for me! 😀 The H.G.Wells title is new to me. Glad to know you’re here!

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