A list of books I plan to pull most of my reads from this year. Or so I claim now. Because this list is ever-growing and my Goodreads TBR is completely untenable at this point. So much so that I started a shelf called my Short List, and now I think I’ll have to create a Shorter Short List shelf. And maybe the list below is somewhere near what that would be if I ever got around to it. Rather frightening really. My TBR multiplies like a mogwai who gets wet. Really, really wet.

So here it is, my current slightly less untenable Shorter Short TBR List for 2017:

  1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
  2. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
  3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  5. The Taker by Alma Katsu
  6. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  7. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  8. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  9. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  11. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  12. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  13. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  14. Darkfever by Karen Mare Moning
  15. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  16. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  17. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  18. Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
  19. A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
  20. The Fig Garden by Layla Fiske
  21. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  22. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  23. Something by Roald Dahl
  24. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  25. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  26. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  27. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
  28. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  29. World War Z by Max Brooks
  30. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  31. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  32. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  33. Winter of the World by Ken Follett
  34. Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  35. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
  36. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  37. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
  38. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  39. Pillar of the Earth by Ken Follett
  40. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  41. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  42. Something by Kristin Hannah
  43. Something by Nicholas Sparks
  44. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  45. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  46. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  47. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  49. The Friday Night Knitter’s Club by Kate Jacobs
  50. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  51. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  52. The Cove by Catherine Coulter
  53. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  54. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  55. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  56. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  57. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  58. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  59. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  60. Legend by Marie Lu
  61. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  62. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  63. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  64. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  65. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  66. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
  67. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  68. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
  69. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  70. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  71. The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
  72. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  73. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  74. Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers
  75. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
  76. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  77. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  78. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
  79. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  80. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  81. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  82. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
  83. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
  84. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  85. Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas
  86. Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons
  87. The Year of Reading Dangerously by
  88. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  89. Room by Emma Donoghue
  90. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  91. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  92. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  93. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  94. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  95. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  96. Dune by Frank Herbert
  97. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  98. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  99. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  100. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  101. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  102. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  103. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  104. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  105. Deliverance by James Dickey
  106. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  107. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  108. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  109. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  110. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  111. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  112. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  113. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  114. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  115. The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price
  116. Blythewood by Carol Goodman
  117. Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  118. Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
  119. A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
  120. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
  121. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
  122. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  123. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  124. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  125. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  126. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  127. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  128. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  129. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  130. Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
  131. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  132. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  133. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  134. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  135. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  136. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
  137. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  138. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  139. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  140. The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
  141. Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
  142. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  143. A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  144. American Assassin by Vince Flynn
  145. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  146. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  147. Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano
  148. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
  149. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  150. Jackaby by William Ritter
  151. Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan
  152. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  153. Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
  154. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  155. Rogues by George R.R. Martin
  156. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  157. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  158. Still Life by Louise Penny
  159. The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
  160. The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
  161. Something by Beatriz Williams
  162. Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
  163. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  164. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  165. Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
  166. I Am Four by Pittacus Lore
  167. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  168. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
  169. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
  170. The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
  171. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  172. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  173. Half Bad by Sally Green
  174. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  175. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  176. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  177. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  178. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  179. The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  180. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  181. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  182. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  183. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  184. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
  185. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
  186. When We Collided by Emery Lord
  187. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  188. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  189. The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  190. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  191. A Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry
  192. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
  193. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  194. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  195. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  196. Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne
  197. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  198. The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner
  199. The Crown by Kiera Cass
  200. The Gift by Louise Jensen
  201. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
  202. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
  203. Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders
  204. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  205. What Light by Jay Asher
  206. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  207. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
  208. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  209. Game by Barry Lyga
  210. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
  211. Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
  212. Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  213. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  214. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  215. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  216. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
  217. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  218. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  219. Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine
  220. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
  221. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  222. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
  223. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  224. Gone by Michael Grant
  225. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  226. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  227. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  228. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  229. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
  230. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
  231. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  232. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  233. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  234. Salt to the Sea by Rita Sepetys
  235. Something by Kate Morton
  236. Something by Ernest Hemingway
  237. Something by Joe Hill
  238. Something by Stephen King
  239. Something by Dean Koontz
  240. Something by Edward Rutherfurd
  241. Something by John Irving
  242. Something by James Michener
  243. Something by Nelson Demille
  244. Something by W. Somerset Maugham
  245. Something by Graham Greene
  246. Something by Toni Morrison
  247. Something by Isabel Allende
  248. Something by Maeve Binchy
  249. Something by Haruki Murakami
  250. Something by Dennis Lehane
  251. Something by Dostoevsky
  252. Something by Dorothy Parker
  253. Something by Steinbeck
  254. Something by Liane Moriarty
  255. Something by Carrie Fisher

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