TBR 91k

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.

That leaves just under four 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. Anderson, Poul; The Broken Sword
  5. Ballard, J.G.; The Drowned World
  6. Banville, John; The Sea
  7. Bester, Alfred; The Stars my Destination
  8. Bester, Alfred and Zelazny, Roger; Psycho Shop
  9. Blish, James; Cities in Flight
  10. Blackwood, Caroline; Corrigan
  11. Brooks, Terry; The Sword of Shannara
  12. Bryant, Dorothy; Confessions of Madame Psyche
  13. Camilleri, Andrea; The Terra-Cotta Dog
  14. Chekhov, Anton; My Life
  15. Claudel, Philippe; Brodeck
  16. Corey, James S.A.; Caliban’s War
  17. Crowley, John; The Deep
  18. Dante; Inferno
  19. Delany; Samuel R.; Empire Star and Babel 17
  20. de Cervantes, Miguel; The Dialogue of the Dogs
  21. de Motherlant, Henry; Chaos and Night
  22. Dostoevsky, Fyodor; The Eternal Husband
  23. Ferey, Caryl; Zulu
  24. Ferri, Linda; Cecili
  25. Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Tender is the Night
  26. Flanagan, Richard; The Narrow Road to the Deep North
  27. Franklin, Miles; The End of My Career
  28. Gamboa, Santiago; Necropolis
  29. Georget, Philippe; Summertime and All the Cats Are Bored
  30. Gille, Elisabeth; The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by Her Daughter
  31. Grimsley, Jim; Boulevard
  32. Groff, Lauren; The Monsters of Templeton
  33. Hammett, Dashiell; The Glass Key
  34. Hensher, Philip; The Northern Clemency
  35. Household, Geoffrey; Rogue Justice
  36. Hughes, Richard; The Fox in the Attic
  37. Hunt, Rebecca; Everland
  38. Izzo, Jean-Claude; Total Chaos
  39. Jerusalmy, Raphael; The Brotherhood of Book Hunters
  40. Jewett, Sarah Orne; The Country of the Pointed Firs
  41. Johnson, Samuel; Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
  42. Kastner, Eich; Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist
  43. Kemal, Yashar; They Burn the Thistles
  44. Kennedy, Raymond; Ride a Cockhorse
  45. Kerrigan, Gene; The Midnight Choir
  46. Kingsolver, Barbara; The Poisonwood Bible
  47. Kurkov, Andrey; Penguin Lost
  48. Least Heat-Moon, William; Blue Highways
  49. Lepucki, Edan; California
  50. Martin, George R.R.; Dying of the Light
  51. Mas’udi; From The Meadows of Gold
  52. Miaojin, Qiu; Last Words from Montmarte
  53. Moorcock, Michael; Gloriana or, The Unfulfill’d Queen
  54. Ngugi, Mukoma Wa; Nairobi Heat
  55. Niven, Larry; Ringworld
  56. Paz, Octavio; The Labyrinth of Solitude
  57. Peck, Dale; Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye
  58. Piperno, Alessandro; Persecution: The Friendly Fire of Memories
  59. Poe, Edgar Allan; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
  60. Pushkin, Alexander; Tales of Belkin
  61. Ramsey, Alice; Alice’s Drive
  62. Robbe-Grillet, Alain; Repitition
  63. Rokeach, Milton; The three Christs of Ypsiilanti
  64. Rooney, Jennie; Red Joan
  65. Ryman, Geoff; Was
  66. Sabato, Ernesto; The Tunnel
  67. Schulman, Audrey; Three Weeks in December
  68. Sciascia, Leonardo; The Day of the Owl
  69. Serge, Victor; Conquered City
  70. Shepard, Lucius; Life During Wartime
  71. Sherez, Stav; A Dark Redemrption
  72. Simenon, Georges; The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin
  73. Simenon, Georges; Maigret in New York
  74. Simenon, Georges; Night at the Crossrroads
  75. Simenon, Georges; The Shadow Puppet
  76. Simenon, Georges; The Two-Penny Bar
  77. Sutherland, John; A Little History of Literature
  78. Sypeck, Jeff; Becoming Charlemagne
  79. Tepper, Sheri S.; The Gate to Women’s Country
  80. Thurman, Judith; Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
  81. Toibin, Colm; Brooklyn
  82. Turgenev, Ivan; First Love
  83. Vargas Llosa, Mario; The Feast of the Goat
  84. Wallace, Alfred Russel, Borneo,, Celebes, Aru
  85. White, Patrick; The Hanging Garden
  86. Williams, John; Stoner
  87. Williamson, Jack; Darker Than You Think
  88. Wilson, Edmund; Memoirs of Hecate County
  89. Yoder, Edwin M. Jr.; Lion at Lamb House
  90. Yourcenar, Marguerite; Memoirs of Hadrian
  91. Zackheim, Michele; Broken Colors

6 Comments Add yours

  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!

    1. Joyce Derr says:

      Good idea re: James has read AND recommends.

  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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