My TBR – Beat the Backlist 2019

I’m participating in Beat the Backlist 2019 and am so excited (???) to finally tackle my ridiculous TBR. Let me know if you’re participating too — we can create a support group or something.

To make this easier, I’m only going to list physical books. I will not be including 2019 books at the moment, as they don’t count toward the Beat the Backlist challenge, however I might sneak them in at the bottom in their own section.

Keep an eye out for updates!



Physical books

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Collection by Douglas Adams

The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdeih

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand

Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Damsel by Dana K. Arnold

The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov

Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov

Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Gracy and Fury by Tracy Bangheart

The Age of Assassins by R. J. Baker

Show Stopper by Hayley Barket

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Marie Anne Schaffer

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Basherdout

The Waking Lands by Callie Bates

The Ninth Circle by Alex Bell

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The Private Lives of the Tudors by Tracy Borman

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecort

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

Roar by Cora Carmack

Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales by Angela Carter

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Laura by Vera Caspery

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

The 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Crow’s Nest by Anne Cleeves

The Coffin Path by Catherine Clements

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine and Elizabeth Coor

Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova

Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey

Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox

The Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox

Vox by Christine Dalcher

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castiel

Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916 by Anne de Courcy

The Viceroy’s Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters by Anne de Courcy

Debs at War: 1939-1945 by Anne de Courcy

The Husband-Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married Into the British Aristocracy by Anne de Courcy

Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Minority Report by Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Ubik by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Flow, My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

The Traitor by Seth Dickinson

Ascension by Victor Dixon

Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

Hearthrobs: A History of Women and Desire by Carol Dyhouse

Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan

Cold Mage by Kate Elliot

Frostblood by Elly Blake

The Wicked Deep by Shae Earnshaw

The Graces by Laure Eve

Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

A Room with a View by E. M. Forester

Moondust by Gemma Fowler

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Silk Road: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Mythos by Stephen Fry

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Legend by David Gemmell

Rhyming Rings by David Gemmell

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Luxe by Anna Goberson

Victoria by Daisy Goodman

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Defy the Stars by Claudia Grey

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood

A Time of Dread by John Gwynne

The Humans by Matt Haig

The Forever War by Joe Halderman

The Familiars by Stacey halls

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands Short Stories by Alwyn Hamilton

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Runemarks by Joanne Harris

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Runelight by Joanne Harris

The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation by Ron Hattersley

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Death on the Cherwell by Doriel Mavis Hay

Elizabeth is Missing by Elizabeth Healey

Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

Revolt in 2100 by Robert Heinlien

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

We Sold Our Soul by Grady Hendrix

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

The Dune Omnibus by Frank Herbert

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Everless by Sarah Holland

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bethany Hughes

The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Hunter

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Buried Giant by Kauzo Ishiguro

The Shadow of What was Lost by James Islington

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

A Bargin in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

The Silver Queen by Josie Jaffrey

Bright Ruin by Vic James

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston

A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

New Spring by Robert Jordan

The Storm Crow by Kaylen Josephson

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

Bellewether by Susanna Kearnsley

The Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy

Orphan, Monster, Spy by Matt Killean

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King

The Drawing of Three by Stephen King

Under the Dome by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King

Kin by Snorri Krisjenson

Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff

Pantomime by Laura Lam

The Night Manager by John le Carre

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Ancillary Sword by Anne Leckie

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling

The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Legend by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Champion by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Tarkin by James Luceno

Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (review forthcoming)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Shadowsmith by Ross Mackenzie

Every Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerry Maniscalco (DNF)

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marsh

Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

The Riddle-Master’s Game by Patricia A. McKillip

A Blade so Black by L. L. McKinney

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

Lud in the Mist by Hope Mirrlees

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

One Way by S. J. Morden

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Sleeping Giants by Slyvain by Neuvel

Before Mars by Emma Newman

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

The History of Heavy Metal by Andrew O’Neill

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

A History of Scotland by Neil Oliver

The Splinter Silence by Kayla Olsen

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The Thrilling Adventure of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

An Instance of the Fingerpost by Ian Pears

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

From Distant Stars by Sam Peters

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

In the Hands of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

The Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

White Rabbit Red Wolf by Tom Pollock

Wicked like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

Equal Rights by Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Unboxed by Non Pratt

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman

Summerland by Hannu Rajanier

The Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Real Town Murders by Adam Roberts

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Stranger Beside Me by Anne Rule

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

Contact by Carl Sagan

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

The Great British Dream Factory by Dominic Sandbrook

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Thunderhead by Neil Shusterman

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

The Dark Vault by V. E. Schwab

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

I Am Traitor by Sif Sigmarsdottir

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Illium by Dan Simmons

Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Hunted by Megan Spooner

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

A Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Tumbleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Empire of Black and Gold by Adrian Tschaikovsky

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

Slated by Teri Terry

The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur by J. R. R. Tolkien

Beowulf by J. R. R. Tolkien

The English and their History by Robert Tombs

The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

The Beast Player by Nanoko Uehashi

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslie Walton

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

And I Darken by Kiersten White

A Big Ship at the End of the Universe by Alex Whyte

Katherine Howard: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII’s Fifth Queen by Josephine Wilkinson

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

Victoria: A Life by A. N. Wilson

The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Rosemary Spell by Virginia Zimmerman