Monday, January 2, 2012

TBR List

My friend Jenn inspired me to really pull together a TBR list. I'm doing one TBR challenge this year and those books will come from this list. These are all books that I have sitting around waiting to be read. Some are "important" books to read. Some have been recommended by friends. Some are things that looked appealing in the bookstore, but that I just haven't gotten around to reading. I'll be adding to this list as I unpack more boxes, I am sure. I'll also be rearranging them by category.

2013: I'll be adding to this list, and will continue to chip away at these books.

And there is no way that I will get to all of these this year, but I will read at least 15 of them for my TBR challenge.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 
Beach Music by Pat Conroy 
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The New Vichy Syndrome by Theodore Dalrymple
Zion on the Mississippi by Forster
North and South by Gaskell
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Law and Gospel by CFW Walther
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
the Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
King Leopold's Ghost
Churchill by Paul Johnson
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
A Life Worth Living by John Holt
Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536 by Reston
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Redwall by Brian Jacques

Dead Souls by Gogol
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
Immortal Wife by Irving Stone
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
The Postman by David Brin
The Great Shame by Thomas Keaneally
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder  
Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
1491 by Charles C. Mann
The House of Morgan
The First Tycoon
The Fate of Africa
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire
Courage and Consequence
Known and Unknown
Decision Points by George W. Bush
Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher
Theodore Rex
Wodehouse: A Life
John Adams by David McCullough
Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
Thunderstruck by Erik Larsen
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: The Life of William Dampier: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer by Diana Preston
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston



  1. My challenge to myself is to see how many of the books on my TBR list I can get checked off - especially the ones I'm borrowing from someone else.... I like that we have a few of the same things on our TBR lists too. ;)

  2. You've already read two books on your list? Ugh, you must not have toddlers. :(