2016: TBR Short List

Eventually I imagine this page being full of links and files, of book lists of all types, but right now, it’s going to be 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 2016 (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.

  1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
  2. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  6. The Taker by Alma Katsu
  7. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  9. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  10. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  11. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  12. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  13. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  14. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  15. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  16. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  17. Darkfever by Karen Mare Moning
  18. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  19. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  20. Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
  21. A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
  22. The Fig Garden by Layla Fiske
  23. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  24. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  25. Something by Roald Dahl
  26. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  27. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  28. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  29. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
  30. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  31. World War Z by Max Brooks
  32. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  33. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  34. Winter of the World by Ken Follett
  35. Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  36. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
  37. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  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. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  51. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  52. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  53. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  54. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  55. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  56. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  57. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  58. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  59. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  60. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  61. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
  62. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  63. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
  64. The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
  65. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  66. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
  67. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  68. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  69. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
  70. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  71. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
  72. Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas
  73. Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons
  74. The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
  75. The Year of Reading Dangerously by
  76. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  77. Room by Emma Donoghue
  78. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  79. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  80. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  81. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  82. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  83. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  84. Dune by Frank Herbert
  85. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  86. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  87. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  88. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  89. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  90. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  91. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  92. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  93. Deliverance by James Dickey
  94. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  95. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  96. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  97. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  98. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  99. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  100. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  101. The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price
  102. Blythewood by Carol Goodman
  103. Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  104. A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
  105. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
  106. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  107. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  108. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  109. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  110. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  111. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  112. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  113. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  114. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  115. Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
  116. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  117. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  118. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  119. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  120. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  121. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  122. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
  123. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  124. Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
  125. Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
  126. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  127. A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  128. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  129. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  130. Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano
  131. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
  132. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  133. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  134. Honeydew by Edith Pearlman
  135. Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan
  136. Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
  137. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  138. Rogues by George R.R. Martin
  139. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  140. Still Life by Louise Penny
  141. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  142. The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
  143. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  144. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  145. Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo
  146. Something by Beatriz Williams (A Certain Age)
  147. Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
  148. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  149. Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  150. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  151. Lights Out by Ted Koppel
  152. I Am Four by Pittacus Lore
  153. The Heir by Kiera Cass
  154. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  155. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
  156. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  157. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
  158. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  159. Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
  160. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  161. Something by Kate Morton
  162. Something by Ernest Hemingway
  163. Something by Joe Hill (N0S4A2)
  164. Something by Stephen King
  165. Something by Dean Koontz
  166. Something by Edward Rutherfurd
  167. Something by John Irving
  168. Something by James Michener
  169. Something by Nelson Demille
  170. Something by W. Somerset Maugham
  171. Something by Graham Greene
  172. Something by Toni Morrison
  173. Something by Isabel Allende
  174. Something by Maeve Binchy
  175. Something Debbie Macomber
  176. Something by John Grisham
  177. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  178. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

 

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