My Ever Growing ‘To Be Read’ List

I’m a list person. I like writing lists. I like having lists. Lists keep me on track. However, my ‘To Be Read’ list is one of the few lists that I have that keeps growing instead of shrinking. Every time I hear of a book that even sounds remotely interesting, I will add it to my TBR list. I keep a physical TBR list contained in my planner. I also have an actual pile of books that have yet to be read that I have purchased.

Here’s a little look at my physical TBR pile.




(Left to right)

The Book of Strange New Things – Michel Farber

Girl on The Train – Paula Hawkins

Ugly Love – Coleen Hoover

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

The Four Books – Yan Lianke

When Woman Were Birds – Terry Tempest Williams

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou


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(Left to right) 

Love – Toni Morrison

The Unquiet Dead – Ausma Zehanat Khan

Wanderlust – Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide in Getting Lost – Rebecca Solnit

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skoolt

Lavinia – Ursula Le Guin

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Prisoner of Tehran – Marina Nemat

Ru – Kim Thuy




(Left to right) 

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan




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(Right to left) 

Thor: The Goddess of Thunder – Jason Aaron (Author), Russell Dauterman (Artist)

D4VE – Ryan Ferrier (Author), Valentin Ramon (Artist)

Sex Criminals: Volume 1 – Matt Fraction (Author), Chip Zdarsky (Artist)

Sage: Volume 1-5 – Brian K Vaughan (Author), Fiona Staples (Artist)

The Wicked + The Divine: Volume 1-2 – Kieron Gillen (Author), Jamie Mckelvie (Artist)


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The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

The Bluest Eyes – Tony Morrison

The Art of Travel – Alain de Botton

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

Ice Queen – Nele Neuhaus

Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho

Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor

Feminism Without Borders – Chandra Talpade Mohanty

The Best Place on Earth – Ayelet Tsabari

Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit


Those are all the books that I currently have awaiting me in my actual pile of to be read books and there is about 100 more in my list that I keep in my planner.

Do you keep a physical or digital to be read list? How long or short is it? Why do you keep one? Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks for reading this post and happy reading to you! 😉

2 thoughts on “My Ever Growing ‘To Be Read’ List

  1. So many good books here! The only one I’ve read is Fangirl and it is fab! I have so many books to read myself but I never find time with uni! I also keep a huge notebook with lists of films I want to watch! Love being able to tick them list off! X


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