To Be Read List

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Currently Reading:


Torch by Cheryl Strayed

We Were Witches by Ariel Gore

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Up Next on my TBR List:

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

General TBR List:

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Pasadena by David Ebershoff

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

The Entirety of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series (Currently on book 3/5)

The Entirety of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series (Currently on book 4/8)

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

1984 by George Orwell

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Odyssey by Homer

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Iliad by Homer

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Carrie by Stephen King

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Candide by Voltaire

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Ulysses by James Joyce

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Meeting the English by Kate Clanchy

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Like Life by Lorrie Moore

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff

Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht

One Day by David Nicholls

The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

The Bees by Laline Paull

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

Paint it Black by Janet Fitch

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Women Who Sleep With Animals by Lisa Norris

The Shining by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

It by Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Apathy and Paying Rent by Zach VandeZande

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Still Here by Lara Vapnyar

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Pasadena by David Ebershoff

Moonglow by Michael Chabon


Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

When She Was Good by Philip Roth

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

For the Forest of a Bird by Sue Saliba

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A Different Bed Every Time by Jac Jemc

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

Stir-Fry by Emma Donoghue