My physical to-be-read list

Part of being a bibliophile means I will probably always own books that I’ll never read, so if I’ve truly come to terms with that, this list seems a bit futile. That being said, I’ve always dreamed of reading every book I own, of that number on my Goodreads shelf dwindling until finally it hits a single-digit number (at this point that seems more realistic than getting it to zero – mostly because I’m brave enough to admit I have a problem and have no self control when it comes to buying more books).

But I’m joining the rallying cries of “but this year will be different!” because after a truly unremarkable, depressing year, I think it’s good for everyone to create small, attainable goals for themselves so that we all achieve some semblance of happiness. That way, no matter what is thrown at us, we have a realistic goal to work toward, something to look forward to, something to keep pushing us forward.

I know I won’t read all of these this year. There are a lot of heavy-hitters in this list, and if anyone has read Stephen King before, they know he’s a special kind of author, one you can’t read in bulk because they’re dense, heavy, and all-consuming. And yet, because I’m a glutton for punishment, his books make up half of this list.

My plan is to write a full review of each of these books, something else I’ve been slacking on in the last few years that I’d like to start doing again, so I’ll be continually updating this list to add links to each review as I go.

To read and review
Hollywood Park – Mikel Jollett
Before I Go to Sleep – S. J. Watson
Different Seasons – Stephen King
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders – Vincent Bugliosi
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
Under the Dome – Stephen King
(The Dark Tower #6) Song of Susannah – Stephen King
The Stand – Stephen King
Great Tales of Horror – H.P. Lovecraft
The Complete Tales and Poems – Edgar Allan Poe
Duma Key – Stephen King
Palisades Park – Alan Brennert
The Muse – Jessie Burton
The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Katie Morton
On Such a Full Sea – Chang-rae Lee
Sweet Damage – Rebecca James
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Needful Things – Stephen King
The Cases that Haunt Us – John E. Douglas
The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells – H.G. Wells
(The Dark Tower #4.5) The Wind Through the Keyhole – Stephen King
(The Talisman #1) The Talisman – Stephen King
Hearts in Atlantis – Stephen King
(BIll Hodges Trilogy #1) Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King
All This I Will Give to You – Dolores Redondo
Tear Me Apart – JT Ellison
(Themis Files #1) Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
Waiting to Be Heard – Amanda Knox
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Artemis – Andy Weir
If It Bleeds – Stephen King
I Know Who You Are – Alice Feeney
Visitation Street – Ivy Pochoda
The Summer Wives – Beatriz Williams
Mr. Splitfoot – Samantha Hunt
(The Dark Tower #4) Wizard and Glass – Stephen King
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
(The Talisman #2) Black House – Stephen King
The Flight Girls – Noelle Salazar
The FitzOsbornes in Exile – Michelle Cooper
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Leave no Trace – Mindy Mejia
Pretty Baby – Mary Kubica
The Magnolia Palace – Fiona Davis
A Magic Steeped in Poison – Judy I. Lin
Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong
Queen of Thieves – Beezy Marsh
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin
The Circus Train – Amita Parikh
Last Seen Leaving – Caleb Roehrig
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas
A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J Maas
The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina – Zoraida Cordova
Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler
The Silver Witch – Paula Brackston

Read and need to review
Heidi – Johanna Spyri
A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Hunger – Alma Katsu
The Lucky Ones – Tiffany Reisz
The Collective – Alison Gaylin
A History of Wild Places – Shea Ernshaw
Highly Illogical Behavior – John Corey Whaley
Razorblade Tears – S.A. Cosby
The Last Debutantes – Georgie Blalock
The Kingdoms of Savannah – George Dawes Green
Dear Daughter – Elizabeth Little
Pretty Little Wife – Darby Kane
Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer
Small Angels – Lauren Owen
The Attic Child – Lola Jaye
White Horse – Erika Wurth
A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly
Sign Here – Claudia Lux
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

Read and reviewed (with links to reviews)
The Snowman – Jo Nesbo
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
Anxious People – Fredrik Backman
Three Little Lies – Laura Marshall
The Survivors – Jane Harper
The Nowhere Girls – Amy Reed
What Comes After – JoAnne Tompkins
Pretty Girls Dancing – Kylie Brant
The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave
The Maidens – Alex Michaelides
The Sanatorium – Sarah Pearse
The Problem with Forever – Jennifer Armentrout
The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah
Skye Falling – Mia McKenzie
The House Girl – Tara Conklin
Firekeeper’s Daughter – Angeline Boulley
Good Girl, Bad Girl – Michael Robotham
These Shallow Graves – Jennifer Donnelly
The Gatekeepers – Jen Lancaster
You Were Always Mine – Nicole Baart
The Looking Glass – Janet McNally
Thinner – Stephen King
Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker Rhodes
Giving Up the Ghost – Sheri Cooper Sinykin
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland
The Mother-in-Law – Sally Hepworth
The Memory of Light -Francisco X. Stork
The Institute – Stephen King
Dead to Me – Lesley Pearse
Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney
The Neighbor’s Secret – L. Alison Heller
The Perishing – Natashia Deon
The Girl with All the Gifts – MR Carey
The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker
The Good Girl – Mary Kubica
The Wolf Road – Beth Lewis
The Final Girl Support Group – Grady Hendrix
A Flicker in the Dark – Stacy Willingham
Six Crimson Cranes – Elizabeth Lim
The Golden Couple – Greer Hendricks + Sarah Pekkanen
The Unit – Ninni Holmqvist
The Book of Cold Cases – Simone St. James
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
The Hacienda – Isabel Canas
Darling Girl – Liz Michalski
The Stardust Thief – Chelsea Abdullah
Anatomy – Dana Schwartz
The Devil Takes You Home – Gabino Iglesias
When She Woke – Hillary Jordan
The Girls Are All So Nice Here – Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
What Lies in the Woods – Kate Alice Marshall
My Dearest Darkest – Kayla Cottingham
The Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell

2 thoughts on “My physical to-be-read list

  1. Maybe you’d like to add “Tell Me No Secret” by Brandon Ellrich to your TBR list…? Lol.
    Hi. I was just wondering what your review policy is and I didn’t see a contact page.


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