Brand New TBR

Well, this is just crazy, I know, but…

I already have 60 titles on my 2011 Reading Plan, AND here is a list of  about 30 books on a new TBR…, and we are only Jan 5th…

1. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

2. Proust, Swann’s Way

3. Buxton, Tantalus and the pelican: exploring monastic spirituality today

4. Touched by God: 10 monastic journeys

5. Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes, by Daniel Kehlmann

6. The Tiger, by John Vaillant

7. Wolf Hall,  by Hilary Mantel

8. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

9. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

10. the Eyre Affair, by Jasper Pforde

11. Laurence Cossé, A Novel Bookstore

12. Gilgamesh

13. The Library at Night Alberto Manguel.

14. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken follett

15. The Meat Tree, by Gwyneth Lewsi

16. The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin

17. Dubliners, by James Joyce

18. Over the Hills, by David Lamb

19. At Home, Bill Bryson

20. Red Dust, by Ma Jian

21. Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, or something else

22. My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy

23. Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly

24. The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

25. The Blind Contessa’s New machine, by Carey Wallace

26. The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

27. Something Missing, my Matthew Dicks

28. Voltaire’s Calligrapher, by Pablo de Santis

29. Left Neglected, by Lisa Genova

30. A Christmas odyssey, by Anne Perry

31. The Fat Man, by Ken Harmon







Company for Henry, Wodehouse


The Invisible Man, by HG Wells Jan VCL
War and Peace, by Tolstoy 3M Feb VCL
Canterbury Tales Jan
Middlemarch March VCL
La Divina Commedia 3M April
Paradise Lost 3M May
Piers Plowman June
The Pilgrim’s Progress July
Do Butlers burgle bankers -wodehouse Feb 1968
The Beautiful things that heaven bears, by Dinaw Mengestu 3M ebook June
All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang NEW FIC CHANG June
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale July
The Good Daughters By Joyce Maynard FIC MAYNARD 3M July
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden By Helen Grant
fic GRANT 3M
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adam 3M Aug
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker Sept
Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok 3M Sept
Lunch in Paris, by Elizabeth Bard Oct
Running with scissors, or Dry, by Augusten Burroughs,  3M Feb NAME [mvt]
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, by Walter Mosley
March NAME [life stage]
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese 3M April NAME [gem]
something by China Miéville 3M Oct
Exley, by Brock Clarke Nov
Edible woman March 1969
bluest eye April 1970
The man who loved books too much, by Allison Hoover Bartlett May NAME [size]
Reading Dickens in Lagos, by George Packer June
Bozo Sapiens: why to err is human, by Michael Kaplan June
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf July
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, by Susan Hand Shetterley July
Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier 3M ebook Aug
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer, by David Herlihy Aug
The Medieval Traveller by Norbert Ohler Sept
The Rebbe The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Samuel Heilman Sept
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl Oct
Stones Into Schools, by Greg Motenson Oct
Atlantic, by Simon Winchester Nov
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff Nov
Avi Steinberg, Running the Books Nov
Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds and Dreamers, by Nancy Pearl Dec
something by Paul Theroux Dec
Zhivago’s Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia, by Vladislav Zubok Dec
Victoria, by Elizabeth Longford April VCL
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bucolic Plague, by Josh Kilmer-Purcell – maybe
I Looked Alive, by Gary Lutz
Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America, by Jim Murphy
Kon-Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl
The Word Detective, by Evan Morris
Ex libris: confessions of a common reader, by Anne Fadiman
Catherine LeVendeur series, #4 and after, by Sharan Newman Strong As Death May NAME [evil]
For the King, by Catherine Delors
something by Karleen Koen
The Saxon series, by Bernard Cornwell
Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn
Dune, by Frank Herbert
The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan
The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John le Carre


4 thoughts on “Brand New TBR

  1. Pillars of the Earth was a fabulous read and didn’t at all feel as long as it looks.

    I love all things Bill Bryson so At Home was a given for me. I took my time reading it, though, because there is so much information and funny rambling writing to savour.

    The Book Thief is on my TBR shelf as well. And I’d like to sample some Oscar Wilde and James Joyce this year as well.

    Great list!


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