To Be Read Pile

There are so many books that I own but haven’t read. And then there are those books that everyone should have read at least once in their life.

This is a list of the books that are on my literal and imaginary TBR pile


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams

Life, the Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish – Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless – Douglas Adams

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Little Women – Louisa Alcott

Watership Down – Richard Adam


Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

Furies of Calderon – Jim Butcher

Academ’s Fury – Jim Butcher

Cursor’s Fury – Jim Butcher

Captain’s Fury – Jim Butcher

Princep’s Fury – Jim Butcher

First Lord’s Fury – Jim Butcher

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie


The Rehearsal – Eleanor Catton

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll


The Women Who Walked Into Doors – Roddy Doyle

Out of Afrika – Isak Denisen

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Bleak House – Charles Dickens

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

A Study in Scarlet – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fears – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle



The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert


Paper Towns – John Green (Review)

A Patchwork Marriage – Jane Green

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith

Ordinary People – Judith Guest

Lord of the Flies – William Golding


The Art of Fielding – Chad Harback (Review)

Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris

The Fear Index – Robert Harris

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

Homer’s the Odyssey

Tess of the D’Ubervilles – Thomas Hardy

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne




Anyone out there? – Marian Keyes

Dead Poet Society – N.H. Kleinbaum

On Writing – Stephen King

Gerald’s Game – Stephen King

Firestarter – Stephen King

The Dead Zone – Stephen King

Lisey’s Story – Stephen King (Review)

The Tommyknockers – Stephen King

The Running Man – Stephen King (Review)

The Mist – Stephen King

Dreamcatcher – Stephen King

From a Buick 8 – Stephen King

Bag of Bones – Stephen King

Nightmares & Dreamscapes – Stephen King

11/22/63 – Stephen King


Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin


Night Circus – Erin Morgenstein

Bad Things – Michael Marshall

Getting over Mr. Right – Chrissie Manby

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Cloud Atlass – David Mitchell


Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger


1984 – George Orwell

Animal Farm – George Orwell


Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult

Picture Perfect – Jodi Picoult

Keeping Faith – Jodi Picoult

Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult

Second Glance – Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart – Jodi Picoult

Sing you Home – Jodi Picoult

The Amber Spyglass – Phillip Pullman

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath



Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice

Queen of the Damned – Anne Rice


Dracula – Bram Stoker

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson


Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy



Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island – Jules Verne

Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut


The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Charlotte’s Web – EB White





3 thoughts on “To Be Read Pile”

    1. Haha, okay. I always forget to update my Goodreads. That’s why I don’t have it as a widget on here, it’s horrible unrepresentative of what I’ve read..

      But I’m also pretty sure I forgot about loads of books on this list as well!

      Looking forward to seeing yours though!

  1. My, you have a lot of books to read! I’m almost as bad though, so I can’t judge. These are the to-read books we have in common: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Little Women, Wuthering Heights, Peter Pan, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Paper Towns, Lord of the Flies, Catch-22, Les Mis, The Scarlet Letter, everything by Stephen King, The Phantom of the Opera, Night Circus, Rebecca, Gone with the Wind, Lolita, The Time Traveler’s Wife, everything by Jodi Picoult except My Sister’s Keeper, The Bell Jar, everything by Anne Rice, everything by John Steinbeck, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Picture of Dorian Grey.
    Yup. There are A LOT.

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