TBR Pile

Copyright Blogs of a BookaholicMy ‘to be read’ pile is always pretty huge. It’s a habit of mine to always buy books quicker than I can actually read them. Therefore I felt it might be helpful to you bloggers out there if you could see which books I have lined up to read, so I’ve decided to create this new tab. This also means, if there is a particular book on the list you would like me to prioritize for reading and reviewing, you can leave a comment below and I will do my best to get round to it quickly. 🙂

There are currently 82 books on my TBR pile if my Maths is correct.

Listed in alphabetical order by author’s first name:


Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Tease by Amanda Maciel


Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
A House to Let by Charles Dickens
Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens
The Holly Tree by Charles Dickens
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Deception Point by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler
Dark Secrets 2 by Elizabeth Chandler
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire



Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
Dawnthief by James Barclay
Noonshade by James Barclay
Nightchild by James Barclay
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud
The Book of Loss by Julith Jedamus

Omens by Kelley Armstrong
The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
The Far Pavillions by MM. Kaye
A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover
Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
Jurrassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Free Lunch by Nancy Sparling


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness


The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Svenson
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower) by Stephen King
Camilla by Sheridan Le Fanu
Half Bad by Sally Green

The Colour of Magic by Terry Prachett
American Girl by Tony Talbot
Taken by Tony Talbot
Medusa by Tony Talbot


The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

River God by Wilbur Smith




48 thoughts on “TBR Pile

  1. Haha, that’s quite a list. I’ve made a check list on my phone of paperbacks I have to read and there are 26. Btw, along for the ride by Sarah dessen also overlaps slightly. I think the best order to read them would be last chance, along for the ride then what happened to goodbye. Lol. They all end up in Colby. 🙂 just thought you’d like to know xx

    • Hahha yeah I know! :S Hmm your doing a lot better than me then. My pile wouldn’t be anywhere near this big if I didn’t have so much school work. 😦 I’m really looking forward to the long summer holiday this year though = TONNES OF READING 🙂

      Ahh right cool thanks, that works well seeing as Last Chance is the one I actually own 🙂

  2. My list of books I bought is 73 but, then, I have a list from my Kobo e-reader books that were free with my device. so that’s 173 in total. I need to start reading faster or stop spending, I just can’t see either happening. Wish it wasn’t so expensive to send books overseas, I would love to do some trades with you.

    • Wow, that’s impressive, it even beats mine! That seems to be the problem with e-readers, there are so many free books avaliable that it’s really easy to accumilate a big tbr pile….wait….what am I talking about? Reading is never a problem, and that can only be a good thing! 😛
      I need to start reading faster too, unfortunately I can only read at average pace, I wish I could read faster….there are so many great books in the world and not enough time. I’m thinking of putting a ban on myself until I read a certain amount of books on my tbr pile.

  3. My to be read pile is absolutely tiny, wish i could stockpile on books like all of you. hope it proves to be an enjoyble pile of books to get through!!
    *Cough* Inheritence *cough*

    • Hahaa it sure looks great when they’re all written down like that! I can’t wait to read them all, but at the moment I just don’t have very much time… *sigh*
      Really? I’m suprized, I thought you’d have quite a big pile. 😛 Why can’t you? Is it a money issue?
      Haha, I’m getting around to it soon, promise! 🙂

      • Totally, it’s an impressive list 🙂 Tis a shame you don’t have much time, life getting in the way of reading is the worst 😛
        Well, I do stockpile, but only like three of four at a time and then get through them quickly and it doesn’t help that my bank account is pretty desolate haha. Think I might have to bite the bullet and start ordering them online 😦
        Also, I kind of want to read Arthur Conan Doyle’s stuff too, might wait to see what you think of it haha.

      • Ahh right cool. Your way is probably the better way to do it to be honest, because the problem is once you get behind you just keep seeing more books published that you want to read even more so it’s kind of a vicious cycle! 🙂
        Ohh right I take it you always buy your books in store then, that’s really impressive! I must admit I succumbed to internet buying a while back because from where I live it’s quite a distance to get to an actual store so it was a waste of petrol/bus tickets etc. Hmm…well there’s always the option of the Kindle *shudders* there usually more cheap as….gulp, eBooks :S
        Ahh cool, I’ll try to get around to reading the first one soon for ya. 🙂 After Inheritance of course 😉

      • I’m lucky (or unlucky depending how you look at it) in the fact that my bus stop is right by a bookshop, and nine times out of ten I don’t get out of uni in time to catch it and the bus is every hour….so I spend that time in the shop compiling amental lsit of what want to buy haha.
        Nah, you’re way is better, if you ever find yourself without something to do you have that masive pile to fall back on haha. Omg, Kindles are haunting me, my mum wants to get one and she’s trying to convince me I should get one! I’m just like ‘seriously woman, never gonna happen’ haha 🙂

      • Haha sounds lucky in my opinion. 🙂
        Me too! Ugh! I know the imporant thing should be that people are reading not how they read but I just……bleugh they don’t sit right with me. I want physical, tangible books!
        Also, if your low on money the book depository is allowing people to download a lot of old books for free onto PDF. I hate reading off PDF but it comes in handy sometimes if I’m low on money, and they do pretty much all the Sherlock books on there. http://www.bookdepository.com/dealsAndOffers/promo/id/100 🙂

      • Completely, I think part of it is because they don’t smell. You know, when you’re reading and you turn a page and the smell of the book wafts upwards, it’s part of the whole exxperience and you’ll never het that with a Kindle.
        Oh awesome, I’ve never heard of it before so thanks for pointing it out 🙂 I’ll defintiely check it out. Thank you very much 🙂

      • I totally agree…it just makes it so clinical. I’ve been thinking of doing a post on them actually because I’ve kind of stayed silent on the whole kindle debate. But Becky will be silent no more! Something needs to be done! Mwuhuhuh.
        Cool I’m glad I could be of help, 🙂 and thanks for the book recommendations as well!

  4. Hi,its a very lengthy and a good list.Mine is very short but i have just started reading the novels 2 years back.Can u just tell me about how is Da Vinci Code as i am planning to buy it so i thought about hearing some good comments on it.

    About sookie stackhouse novels or true blood series i found them boring and too adulty type.So i dropped reading it.I finished 2 parts of the same and i have club dead but still i dont feel like reading it.Do tell me how much u liked it and wat all.Waiting for u to visit my blog also.Thanks……..

    • Thank you 🙂 Sometimes it’s better to be selective though, it means you don’t get overwhelmed, so your way is good too.
      The Davinci Code is actually part of a series and there are three books before it so I would need to read those first so it may take me a while to get round to it but I will see what I can do!

      Thanks for the warning about the Sookie Stackhouse novels, I wasn’t too sure about reading myself but I saw a deal where the first book was avaliable for £1 so I thought I’d give it a go anyway. I will definitely let you know what I think. 🙂

  5. I would HIGHLY recommend moving Lovely Bones, Great Expectations (Miss Havisham is perhaps my favorite character in fiction), The Night Circus, The Help, The Book Thief, The Scarlet Letter and IT to the top of your list. But that’s just because I loved them so. 🙂

    • Haha, thanks for the recommendations Katie! I’m always very interested in knowing what others have thought of books!
      I will definitely make sure to read them sooner rather than later.

      Was it your blog that had the post about ‘a book finding you’ that I commented on the other day by any chance? (memory like a sive) I only ask because your blog isn’t linked to your name when you post comments, and if it was your I’d quite like to go back and have another snoop when it’s got some more posts on it. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by an leaving some comments, it’s been great hearing from you! Feel free to stop by again sometime soon 😉

    • Thanks for the recommendation Jane. 🙂 I do love my Buffy novels and they are wonderful light reads.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment and giving me your opinion!

  6. So glad I clicked through to this page! Was just saying this morning that my TBR pile was getting a bit out of control. Ha! I don’t think that anymore 😉
    And, also, the day I have nothing in my TBR pile … oh, I can’t imagine what a sad existence that would be!

    • Hahaa, I’m glad I could be of some help! 🙂 Sometimes I look at the pile and just feel exhaused, but other times I look at it and just feel so excited looking at all the great books I’m going to discover. 🙂

      Ohh yes, I completely agree! I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a pile of books to read….it seems….so horrifying not to have a TBR pile! Haha.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m off for now, but I’ll be checking out your blog in the morning.

      Happy reading 🙂

    • Ohh really? I’m glad to hear that. 🙂 I’ve been looking forward to reading The Lovely Bones for quite some time! I hope my expectations aren’t too high, but I loved the film.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. I hope you enjoy the Inkheart series! All about books… and living in them! Must be paradise 🙂 I really enjoyed the first one and plan to finish the rest. Good luck on the rest of your pile!

    • Thank Alexi! I’m really looking forward to getting around to them for that very reason, I mean, what can be better than a book about books!?! Right? 🙂
      I hope you enjoy the rest of the series, and thank you, I will definitely need that luck. Hopefully I have a lot of great reads ahead. 🙂

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    • Haha thank you, it’s definitely intimidating! But I’m also incredibly excited about a lot of these books, so it’s worth it. 🙂

      Thanks, I hope you enjoy them. 😀

  9. I see you have quite a large list, are you possibly open to receiving a review copy of my book in exchange for an honest review? Please let me know and I can send you more information if you’re interested.

    • Hi Jessica, firstly thank you so much for contacting me, I’m honoured that you trust my opinion and reviewing skills enough to offer your book for review! Unfortunately I will have to decline this time, I have two review copies already that I have yet to read and since I am at university at the moment I know it would take me five months to even be in the position where I would have time to read your book, and that’s not fair to you.
      Thank you so much for the opportunity though and best of luck with your book! Perhaps if you are still after reviews in the summer I may be in a position where I can help you. 🙂

    • Thank you. 🙂 Yes! I’ve been meaning to change the set up of this page for ages, I created it not long after I started blogging and it didn’t occur to me at the time that it should be by author surname rather than first name. I keep telling myself I change it when the pile gets lower because effort, but the pile never seems to get smaller. The perils of being a bookaholic!

      Your pile is bigger? Gosh, good luck. 🙂

  10. That is an epic list. I haven’t read a lot of the classics on the list bc there is so much great contemporary fiction that I love more. I would highly recommend moving Eleanor & Park up your list. I would rate it as one of my best books of all time! A big call i know 🙂
    Happy reading

    • Thanks, Laura! It is a bit intimidating but at the same time it’s awesome to know I have all these stories ahead of me. 🙂 Ah, that’s fair enough, I understand. I’ve definitely become a bigger fan of classics as I’ve gotten older, but not all of them are to my liking! Plus, I’m a big fan of the current books too and I definitely read more of them than classics. I don’t think I could ever read too many classics in a row without a brain meltdown. 🙂
      Wow! High praise indeed. I’ve had Eleanor & Park for a while so I’m determined to get round to it soon, I’ve only heard good things.

      Thanks, you too!

  11. This list is awesome. Question: Have you ever read the book Entwined by Heather Dixon? It is a great fantasy novel with a giant twist. I feel like it is a really good book.

    • To be honest, the Dan Brown has been on my to read list such a long time and I never feel like picking his books up. I’m not even sure I ever will! The whim from when I first bought the seems to have dissipated. I’m sure it has nothing to do with all the critiques of his work I’ve seen… 😉

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