This is my to-be-read (TBR) list, which consists of books I have purchased or borrowed as of May 2014. It is not a comprehensive list, by any means.**

On Kindle (These are in the order they currently appear on my device. I purchased some of these as far back as August 2010):
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers, Tom Rachman
The Fever, Megan Abbott
New York Trilogy, Paul Auster
The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, Diana Wagman
The Enchanted, Rene Denfeld
There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, Lisa Robinson
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
Long Division, Kiese Laymon
The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock
Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto
Between Here and the Yellow Sea, Nic Pizzolatto
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., Sam Wasson
Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins
The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber
Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig
The Passage*, Justin Cronin
A Naked Singularity, Sergio De La Pava
Brilliance, Marcus Sakey
Double Feature, Owen King
Domestic Violets*, Matthew Norman
The City and the City*, China Mieville
Stoner, John Williams
The Friends of Meager Fortune, David Adams Richards
When It Happens to You, Molly Ringwald
The Street Sweeper*, Elliot Perlman
Legend of a Suicide, David Vann
Troubles, J.G. Farrell
The Thief, Fuminori Nakamura
Three Graves Full*, Louie Mason
Seating Arrangements*, Maggie Shipstead
Skippy Dies*, Paul Murray
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste*, Valerie Martin
Kinder Than Solitude*, Yiyun Li
The Maid’s Version*, Daniel Woodrell
When I Was a Child, I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives*, Sarah Weinman
The Bones of Paris*, Laurie R. King
No Regrets, Coyote*, John DuFresne
Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Gun, with Occasional Music, Jonathan Lethem
All Things, All at Once, Lee K. Abbott
Civil Warland in Bad Decline, George Saunders
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Heidi Durrow
To the Power of Three, Laura Lippman
The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson
Citizen Vince, Jess Walter
The Lola Quartet, Emily St. John Mandel
Carry the One*, Carol Anshaw
The Hand that First Held Mine*, Maggie O’Farrell
The Go-Between*, L.P. Hartley
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter*, Tom Franklin
Story of a Girl, Sara Zarr
The Glass Room, Simon Mawer
The Hangman’s Daughter, Oliver Potsch
Looking for Alaska*, John Green
The Magicians*, Lev Grossman

In hardback or paperback**:
Bark, Lorrie Moore
The Gods of Gotham*, Lindsay Faye
Chronicles, Bob Dylan
The Dog of the South*, Charles Portis
Norwood, Charles Portis
The Dinner, Herman Koch
Fear: A Novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevalier
The Report, Jessica Frances Kane
A Man Came out of a Door in the Mountain, Adrianne Harun
The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson
An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Banks
Stay Awake, Dan Chaon
The Yellow Birds*, Kevin Powers
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Out, Natsuo Kirino
Redshirts, John Scalzi (borrowed)
Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne (borrowed)
A Place of Greater Safety, Hilary Mantel (borrowed)
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (borrowed)
The Observations, Jane Harris (borrowed)
Slumberland, Paul Beatty
Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre
Gaudy Night, Dorothy L. Sayers
River of Darkness, Rennie Airth
Into the Silence, Wade Davis
1491, Charles C. Mann
1493, Charles C. Mann
America Aflame, David Goldfield
The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman
The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman
Mary, Queen of Scots, Antonia Fraser
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
July, July, Tim O’Brien

*Denotes books I started reading but set aside for various reasons and always intended to pick up again.
**These are only the books I can see from my desk or that I know are on my nightstand.



  1. Thanks David! From your blog and tweets I know we have similar reading interests. I have yet to add the rest of my books, though…sigh.

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