TBR Pile

I decided to compile a list of not all books I own, but the books I've been wanting to read for a long time and books I've been asked to read and review. So this is my immediate TBR pile. The list will probably grow over time, but this is an easy way for me to keep track of every thing I have to read. Feel free to give me recommendations!

  1. A. G. Howard - Splintered: Unhinged
  2. A. S. Byatt - Possession
  3. Abbi Glines - Existence
  4. Afonso Cruz - Para onde vão os guarda-chuvas
  5. Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient express
  6. Agatha Christie - The labours of Hercules
  7. Alex Flinn - Beastly
  8. Alexandra Bracken - The darkest minds
  9. Alexandra Bracken - Passenger
  10. Alison Goodman - Eon: Eon
  11. Alison Goodman -  Eon: Eona
  12. Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner - These broken stars
  13. Amy Ewing - The jewel
  14. Andy Weir - The martian
  15. Art Spiegelman - Maus I
  16. Arthur Conan Doyle - The hound of the Baskervilles
  17. Becky Albertalli - Simon vs. the homosapiens agenda
  18. Beth Revis - The body electric
  19. Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn: Mistborn
  20. Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn: The well of ascension
  21. Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn: The hero of ages
  22. Brandon Sanderson - Elantris
  23. Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples - Saga, Vol. 3
  24. Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples - Saga, Vol. 4
  25. Brodi Ashton - Everneath: Everneath
  26. Brodi Ashton - Everneath: Everbound
  27. C. J. Redwine - Defiance
  28. C. S. Lewis - The horse and his boy
  29. Cary Elwes - As you wish
  30. Cassandra Clare -  Infernal devices: Clockwork prince
  31. Cassandra Clare - Infernal devices: Clockwork princess
  32. Catherynne M. Valente - The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making
  33. Charlotte Brontë - Shirley
  34. Colleen Hoover - Ugly love
  35. Cynthia Hand - Unearthly: Unearthly
  36. Cynthia Hand - Unearthly: Hallowed
  37. Cynthia Hand - Unearthly: Boundless
  38. Dave Eggers - The circle
  39. David Levithan - Boy meets boy
  40. David Levithan - Every day
  41. David Levithan - Every you, every me
  42. David Walliams - Gangsta granny
  43. Deborah Harkness - A discovery of witches
  44. Deirdre Riordan Hall - Sugar
  45. Diana Peterfreund - For darkness shows the stars
  46. Douglas Adams - The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
  47. E. Lockhart - Fly on the wall
  48. Elizabeth Cooke - Rutherford park
  49. Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, pray, love
  50. Elizabeth Norris - Unraveling: Unraveling
  51. Elizabeth Norris - Unraveling: Unbreakable
  52. Emily Giffin - Where we belong
  53. Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl
  54. Eoin Colfer - The arctic incident
  55. Erin Morgenstern - The night circus
  56. Ernest Cline - Ready player one
  57. Esther Earl - This star won’t go out
  58. Francisco José Rodrigues - O beijo de Humphrey Bogart
  59. Gayle Forman - Just one day
  60. Gayle Forman - Just one year
  61. Gena Showalter - Alice in zombieland
  62. George R. R. Martin - A game of thrones
  63. George R. R. Martin - A clash of kings
  64. Gerald Durrell - Birds, beasts and relatives
  65. Gillian Flynn - Dark places
  66. Gillian Flynn - Gone girl
  67. Gillian Flynn - The grownup
  68. Giovanna Fletcher - Dream a little dream
  69. Graeme Simsion - The rosie project
  70. Graeme Simsion - The rosie effect
  71. Graham Greene - A gun for sale
  72. H. G. Wells - The war of the worlds
  73. Hans Christian Andersen - Contos
  74. Harper Lee - To kill a mockingbird
  75. Helene Wecker - The golem and the jinni
  76. Huntley Fitzpatrick - My life next door
  77. Isaac Marion - Warm Bodies
  78. J. A. Redmerski - The edge of never
  79. J. A. Redmerski - Killing Sarai
  80. J. A. Redmerski - Reviving Izabel
  81. J. A. Redmerski - The Mayfair moon
  82. J. K. Rowling - The casual vacancy
  83. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the cursed child
  84. J. K. Rowling - Very good lives
  85. J. Lynn - Wait for you
  86. Jackson Pearce - Sisters red
  87. Jamie McGuire - Beautiful disaster
  88. Jane Austen - Emma
  89. Jay Asher - Thirteen reasons why
  90. Jennifer E. Smith - The geography of you and me
  91. Jennifer L. Armentrout - Don't look back
  92. Jennifer Niven - All the bright places
  93. Jenny Han - Summer: The summer I turned pretty
  94. Jenny Han - Summer: It’s not summer without you
  95. Jenny Han - Summer: We’ll always have summer
  96. Jesse Andrews - Me and Earl and the dying girl
  97. Joanna Nadin - Wonderland
  98. Joe Abercrombie - Half a king
  99. Jodi Meadows - Newsoul: Incarnate
  100. Jodi Meadows - Newsoul: Asunder
  101. Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer - Between the lines
  102. John Green - Paper towns
  103. John Green & David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  104. Jojo Moyes - Me before you
  105. José Saramago - Alabardas
  106. Julie Kagawa - The iron queen
  107. Julie Kagawa - The iron knight
  108. Julie Kagawa - The iron daughter
  109. Julie Kagawa - Winter's passage
  110. Julie Kagawa - Summer's crossing
  111. Julie Kagawa - Iron's prophecy
  112. Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood
  113. Kresley Cole - Poison princess
  114. Kresley Cole - Endless knight
  115. Kresley Cole - Dead of winter
  116. Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie - Addicted to you
  117. Kristin Hannah - Firefly lane
  118. Kyung-Sook Shin - Please look after mom
  119. Laini Taylor - Dreams of gods & monsters
  120. Lara Adrian - Kiss of midnight
  121. Lauren Oliver - Delirium
  122. Lemony Snicket - The bad beginning
  123. Lia Habel - Dearly, departed
  124. Liane Moriarty - The husband’s secret
  125. Libba Bray - The diviners
  126. Lois Lowry - The giver: The giver
  127. Lois Lowry - The giver: Gathering blue
  128. Lois Lowry - The giver: Messenger
  129. Lois Lowry - The giver: Son
  130. Louis Sachar - Holes
  131. Louisa May Alcott - Little women
  132. Louise Rennison - Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging
  133. Louise Rennison - It's ok, I'm wearing really big knickers!
  134. M. L. Stedman - The light between oceans
  135. Maggie Mae Gallagher - Remember me
  136. Maggie Stiefvater - The raven cycle: The raven boys
  137. Maggie Stiefvater - The raven cycle: The dream thieves
  138. Maggie Stiefvater - The raven cycle: Blue lily, lily blue
  139. Maggie Stiefvater - The scorpio races
  140. Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
  141. Margaret Atwood - The handmaid’s tale
  142. Maria Dahvana Headley - Magonia
  143. Maria Semple - Where’d you go, Bernadette
  144. Maria V. Snyder - Poison study
  145. Marie Lu - Legend: Legend
  146. Marie Lu - Legend: Prodigy
  147. Marie Lu - Legend: Champion
  148. Marie Lu - The young elites
  149. Marion Zimmer Bradley - The king stag
  150. Marisha Pessl - Night film
  151. Marissa Meyer - Winter
  152. Mark Haddon - The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
  153. Mark Helprin - Winter’s tale
  154. Mark Lawrence - The broken empire: Prince of thorns
  155. Mark Lawrence - The broken empire: King of thorns
  156. Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
  157. Matthew Quick - The silver linings playbook
  158. Morgan Matson - Amy & Roger's epic detour
  159. Morgan Rhodes - Falling kingdoms
  160. Morgan Rhodes - Rebel spring
  161. Morgan Rhodes - Gathering darkness
  162. Naomi Novik - Uprooted
  163. Neil Gaiman - American gods
  164. Neil Gaiman - The graveyard book
  165. Neil Gaiman - The sleeper and the spindle
  166. Nina LaCour - Everything leads to you
  167. Nora Roberts - From this day
  168. Oscar Wilde - Lord Arthur Savile’s crime
  169. Patricia Briggs - Night broken
  170. Patrick Ness - A monster calls
  171. Paullina Simons - Tatiana and Alexander
  172. R. C. Lewis - Stitching snow
  173. R. L. Stevenson - Treasure island
  174. Rachel Hawkins - Rebel Belle
  175. Rachel Hawkins - Hex hall
  176. Rainbow Rowell - Eleanor and Park
  177. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children
  178. Ray Bradbury - Something wicked this way comes
  179. Raymond Chandler - The lady in the lake
  180. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy: Frostbite
  181. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy: Shadow kiss
  182. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy: Blood promise
  183. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy: Spirit bound
  184. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy: Last sacrifice
  185. Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The last Olympian
  186. Rick Riordan - The demigod files
  187. Rick Yancey - The 5th wave
  188. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the chocolate factory
  189. Roald Dahl - The BFG
  190. Robert Gailbraith - The cuckoo’s calling
  191. Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a strange land
  192. Robert Heinlein - The door into summer
  193. Rosalind Laker - Brilliance
  194. Ruta Sepetys - Between shades of gray
  195. Sally Green - Half bad
  196. Samantha Shannon - The bone season
  197. Samantha Shannon - The mime order
  198. Sandra Carvalho - A última feiticeira
  199. Sara Shepard - The lying game
  200. Sarah Addison Allen - Lost lake
  201. Sarah Dessen - Just listen
  202. Sarah J. Maas - Throne of glass: Crown of midnight
  203. Sarah J. Maas - Throne of glass: Heir of fire
  204. Sarah J. Maas - A court of mist and fury
  205. Sherman Alexie - The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian
  206. Sophie Kinsella - Finding Audrey
  207. Stephanie Perkins - Lola and the boy next door
  208. Stephanie Perkins - Isla and the happily ever after
  209. Stephanie Perkins (ed.) - My true love gave to me
  210. Stephen King - The shining
  211. Stephen King - On writing
  212. Stephen King - The dark tower: The gunslinger
  213. Susan Ee - Angelfall
  214. Susan Ee - World after
  215. Sylvia Plath - Ariel
  216. Tahereh Mafi - Shatter me: Unravel me
  217. Tamara Ireland Stone - Every last word
  218. Tana French - In the woods
  219. Tennessee Williams - The roman spring of Mrs. Stone
  220. Truman Capote - In cold blood
  221. Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata - Death note, Vol. 4
  222. Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea cycle: A wizard of Earthsea
  223. Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea cycle: The tombs of Atuan
  224. Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea cycle: The farthest shore
  225. Valter Hugo Mãe - O filho de mil homens
  226. Victoria Aveyard - Red queen
  227. Virginia Woolf - The voyage out
  228. Wendy Higgins - The sweet trilogy: Sweet evil
  229. Wendy Higgins - The sweet trilogy: Sweet peril


  1. Hya, Francisca!
    Unfortunately, I have some of that, too - DNF, I mean. Although I am easily hooked by Saramagos's descriptive writing with interwining dialogues, mostly unannounced, and usually kneading the plot together, the fact is that this last book I was looking forward to reading in a long time got stale in my hands, just didn't do it for me. I kinda feel bad about it, for I still haven't found the will to read it through.
    I'm talking about Death with Interruptions (or Death at Intervals in Britain). There is one part of the book that still lingers in my mind, and I hope not to take to much space by talking about it. Well, the story is about the day when people stopped dying in a given country; notwithstanding the cause for such phenomenon, people just wouldn't die - the ill, the injured, the very old - you name it - they'd slip into a coma, or remain in terrible pain (depending on their particular health condition) from then on, but just wouldn't die.
    So, at a certain point, a household where a married couple and their son lived is described; the man's father, an aged and worn-out man, lived with them and he was so old that his shaking and trembling hands could not hold the soup spoon properly, so he'd create a great mess at mealtime; the constant dripping and drooling would get himself, the tablecloth and the floor dirty; that made the woman complain a lot and, eventually, the husband felt like he had to take measures - the got his old father a wooden soup bowl and matching spoon and told him that from that day on he'd have his meals by the doorstep, that would be easy to clean up. (Woo, that was mean!) The grandson witnessed all this but uttered nothing.
    The following day, the man saw his young son sitting on the doorstep with a small knife and a piece of wood. "What are you doing with that, son?", he'd ask. The boy replied swiftly " I'm making a bowl and a spoon for when you are old as grandpa and so you won't mess up the place". (woo, that was on the spot!)

    And that was it.

    I have very good memories of the time I was reading "A Falcon Flies", "Foxbat", "New York Trilogy", "The Dogs of Babel (Lorelei's Secret in Britain) and "Timbuktu" [the latter two are, as Wayne would say "most excellent!"]. For this or that reason, these books are still part of my life. Which is good, I guess!

    Happy readings and thank you!

    João Lopes

    1. Hello João!
      You really made me want to read Saramago now. I might have to try and squeeze one of his books on my TBR sometime! I don't think I own Death with Interruptions, but you really made me curious with that sneak peak... I may go ahead and borrow it from the library. Thank you so much for the suggestion!
      As for the other books you mention, I have only read the New York Trilogy, which I enjoyed, and most of the others are waiting to be read. I think we all have books that carry fond memories attached - that's why I love reading so much. The book sort of becomes much more than its words... like Aristotle said, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
      Thank you for commenting and happy readings to you, too!

  2. Hi Francisca,
    I am surprised and curious about this reading and review you´ve step into. Well done! I was reading your TBR list and noticed quite a few of fantasy writers in it. Since I have been reading the genre for 30 years now (no, I am not old, just started young.. ;-) ) I would like to give you some recommendations.
    Brandon Sanderson has much more interesting books than the Mistborn Trilogy (which is not bad at all, but lacks depth, in my view). Try instead (or also) Elantris, the wonderful stand alone story that, in fact, took this author out of anonymity. You also have to read his masterpiece "The Stormlight Archive", with already 2 books out (The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance) and one still to go. Be warned, each book has around 1000 pages (the best kind!).
    Then Ursula le Guin in your list has three books, the first three of her Earthsea Quartet. So, being a quartet you can´t possible miss the fourth one, Tehanu. And recently a fifth book, continuing and ending the series was finally written (after more than 20 years after the quartet!), so read on to "The Other Wind".
    You can not possible miss Patrick Rothfuss and his Kingkiller Chronicle "The Name of the Wind", "The Wise Man´s Fear" and while still waiting for his third book "The Slow Regard of Silent Things", a very strange and really beautiful book, very short, telling us about... broken things... This one is really quite special. Go and read it, please!
    And finally, I don´t know if you have already read something from Robin Hobb, but she is also an author to be considered in the genre. Instead of trying her Assassin series (the most famous), read instead the Lifeship Traders: "Ship of Magic", "The Mad Ship", and "Ship of Destiny".
    Let me know what you think of all this. All the best!

    1. Hi Guida!
      Yes, I do have quite a few fantasy books on my TBR - I think fantasy might be my favourite genre to read.
      I've heard a lot about Brandon Sanderson, but it usually is about the Mistborn Trilogy. I don't think I've ever heard of Elantris, but now I'm super curious! The Stormlight Archive I've heard of, but haven't been able to get my hands on yet, unfortunately.
      I think I do have the Earthsea Quartet complete somewhere around the house, but my books pile up everywhere, and it was a bit chaotic when I tried to list them all here, so I might have forgotten it somewhere. I'll be sure to check out whether or not I own it though - thanks for the heads up!
      I'm glad you are recommending Patrick Rothfuss! I was actually going to get The Name of the Wind a few weeks ago, and ended up not getting it because one of my friends really didn't like it. I was curious about it, but decided to wait for a bit, and see what other people thought. I will definitely get it now.
      As for Robin Hobb, I've never read anything about her, and had never heard of the Lifeship Traders before... I'll check it out!
      Thank you so much for your recommendations! I do have a very tight reading list for the next few months, but I'll try my best to squeeze one of these in there when I can.
      Now I think it's time to go shopping! :)
      Thank you for stopping by, and happy reading!

  3. Hi Francisca,
    just forgot to comment on two things yesterday, sorry about that. I noticed you have Mark Lawrence on you list but just the first two titles of the Broken Empire, so you also need "Emperor of Thorns", the third and last installment of the series.
    And then you also list Neil Gaiman, who is a wonderful author, his books are really something and you often wonder where does he get all his really strange but absolutely fabulous ideas. However, "American Gods", his most famous book, is not his best by far, in my view. It´s quite nice, yes, and after it you should also read "Anansi Boys". But I also strongly recommend to you "The Graveyard Book", a very strange and compelling book , unlike anything you´ve already read, I dare say, and which you really much not miss. Also "Neverwhere", where his imagination runs really wild (even more than usual... :-) ), telling a story of someone quite ordinary who falls through the cracks of London...
    I´ll just stop here, your list is already huge, so my recommendations were based on the authors you have already listed. However, there is much more out there, that you also should give a try. Let´s keep in touch. ;-)
    Happy readings and have fun!

    1. Hi Guida!
      Neil Gaiman is one of those authors I'm really intrigued by. I got Coraline a few days ago, and have already heard of The Graveyard Book, but not the other two titles you mention. I will surely keep an eye out for them.
      Thank you so much for your interest, and as soon as I read one of your recommendations, I'll let you know!
      Happy reading! :)