2015: TBR Short List

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My full TBR list, which I maintain on Goodreads, couldn’t possibly be maintained here. I’ll be the first to admit that if I spent every minute reading for the rest of my life, I couldn’t read 1/4th of what is currently on my TBR list, and that is ignoring the fact that I add new books to it nearly every day because there is always something new and interesting coming out.

For my own sanity, I maintain a Short List that represents whatever I’m most interested in at the moment. Last year it had 127 books and I pulled a fair number of my reading selections from that list, though not all. This year the list has grown by 51 and while it’s highly unlikely that I’ll read even 1/4th of this list, shortened or not, it represents my desire to diversify my reading a little bit and not let go of books that I just can’t quite seem to get to (but refuse to give up on).

With all that said, I present to you my 2015 TBR Short List (which really is short when compared to my full TBR list of like…thousands. Seriously. Thousands.)

P.S. Items that are lined through, I’ve already read this year. Items that are bolded, I am currently reading.

P.P.S This is a culled version of my actual TBR Short List on Goodreads which has 299 books. So, yeah…

1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
2. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
3. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
4. Shadow of Night (All Souls #2) by Deborah Harkness
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
6. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
7. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
8. The Dead Girls Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) by Rachel Caine
9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
10. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
11. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
12. Something by Dean Koontz
13. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
14. The Taker by Alma Katsu
15. Something by Kate Morton
16. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
17. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
18. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
19. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
20. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
21. Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
22. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
23. The Diviners by Libba Bray
24. Something by John Green (An Abundance of Katherines)
25. Something by Ernest Hemingway
26. Book 1 of Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
27. Fragments by Dan Wells
28. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
29. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
30. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
31. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
32. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
33. Icons by Margaret Stohl
34. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
35. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
36. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
37. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
38. Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
39. Teardrop by Lauren Kate
40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
41. A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
42. Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs
43. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
44. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
45. The Fig Garden by
46. Showcase by
47. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
48. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
49. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
50. Something by Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
51. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
52. Something by Roald Dahl
53. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
54. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
55. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
56. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
57. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
58. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
59. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
60. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#3) by J.K. Rowling
61. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
62. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
63. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
64. The Selection by Kiera Cass
65. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
66. Hidden (House of Night) by P.C. Cast
67. The Friday Night Knitter’s Club by Kate Jacobs
68. World War Z by Max Brooks
69. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
70. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
71. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
72. Lament by Maggie Steifvater
73. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
74. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
75. Winter of the World by Ken Follett
76. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
77. Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
78. The Magician by Michael Scott
79. Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard
80. The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille
81. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
82. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
83. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
84. Something by Stephen King (Mr. Mercedes)
85. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
86. Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery
87. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
88. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
89. Beautiful Creatures
90. Pillar of the Earth by Ken Follett
100. Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
101. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
102. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
103. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
104. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
105. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
106. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
107. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
108. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
109. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
110. Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
111. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
112. Rules of Prey by John Sanford
113. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
114. Split Second by David Baldacci/The Camel Blub by David Baldacci/The Innocent by David Baldacci
115. Something by John Grisham (Looking for Alaska)
116. Something by Nicholas Sparks
117. Alone by Lisa Gardner
118. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
119. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
120. Something by Kristin Hannah
121. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
122. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
123. The Cove by Catherine Coulter
124. Desert Heat by J.A. Jance/Until Proven Guilty by J.A. Jance
125. Outbreak by Robin Cook
126. The Chase by Clive Cussler
127. Selected Stories, 1968-1994 by Alice Munro
128. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
129. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
130. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
131. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
132. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
133. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
134. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
135. Capture (Guardians of Ga’hoole #1) by Kathryn Lasky
136. Something by Dennis Lehane
137. Something by Elmore Leonard
138. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
139. Something by Joe Hill
140. Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
141. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
142. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
143. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
144. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
145. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
146. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
147. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
148. Legend by Marie Lu
149. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
150. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
151. The Ruins of Gorlan byJohn Flanagan
152. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
153. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
154. The Magician by Lev Grossman
155. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
156. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
157. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
158. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
159. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
160. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
161. The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
162. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
163. The Martian by Andy Weir
164. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
165. Something by Ian Fleming
166. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higginss
167. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
168. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
169. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
170. The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
171. Phantom Evil/Deadly Night/Ghost Shadow/Haunted by Heather Graham
172. Something by Haruki Murakami
173. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
174. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin Lafevers
175. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
176. Something by Ayn Rand
177. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
178. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis


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