My Always Changing (Usually Growing) Master TBR List

All the Books I Want to Read - My Master TBR List


I thought it would be fun to attempt to keep a relatively updated master TBR list. I wanted the list for myself and thought I may as well share it!

I buy most of my books used so that means I will sometimes pick up a book I have never heard anything about because it was really cheap. Therefore, just because a book is on this list does not mean it is a good one. I spend an average of about $1 per book so I am not too concerned if I buy one that I end up just returning to the thrift store.

The TBR is broken up into two sections: books I own and books I don’t own (yet). Because the books I own section is so long I created a Read Your Bookshelf Challenge for myself (and anyone else who wants to join in), the challenge is to help me read some books I own that I may not necessarily pick up otherwise. I also plan on pulling a few books from my shelf each month that interest me.

If you like books, I share my monthly TBR in my book-ish newsletter and monthly reading wrap ups over on the blog.

Last updated: March 2020


My TBR Cart

In January 2020 I created a TBR cart (a place where I put most of my unread books) and a challenge to help me get the books read, you can find out more in this video:



Books I Own That I Want to Read

For the record, there are more books that I own that I didn’t record here. As I was looking through I realized there are some that I am not even interested in reading. I am going to set those aside and possibly get rid of them in awhile if I still feel that way.

Eragon Series: Eldest, Brisinger & Inheritance

Harry Potter Series: I’ve read 1-6 so I want to read the rest of the series


The Poisonwood Bible


Born a Crime

Angela’s Ashes

Hidden Figures


Walk Two Moons



Trixie Belden – we have a few different books in the series

Agatha Christie – the ones I haven’t read that I own include:

  • By the Pricking of my Thumb
  • Passenger to Frankfurt
  • Postern of Fate
  • Hickory Dickory Death/Hickory Dickory Dock (apparently this one was published under two different names, I own a copy of each title)
  • A Pocket Full of Rye
  • Spider’s Web
  • Murder in Mesopotamia

Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales

A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen

Gone with the Wind

Great Expectations

David Copperfield

Jude the Obscure

The Catcher in the Rye

Little Men

Under the Lilacs

Huckleberry Finn

The Children of Hurin

The Silmarillion

Northanger Abbey



Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Emily of New Moon

Tales of King Arthur

The Mill on the Floss

The Great Gatsby

Tess of the D’Ubervilles

The Iliad

The Odyssey

The Old Curiosity Shop

Moby Dick

The Canterbury Tales

Mary Barton

Anna Karenina

The Black Stallion

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church

Irena’s Children


Shadow of the Almighty

George Muller of Bristol

The Broken Way

Keeper of the Lost Cities series

Paper and Fire


An Unkindness of Magicians

A Darker Shade of Magic

Olivia Twist

Once Upon a River

The Lost World

Till We Have Faces


Then She Was Gone

Soul’s Gate


I’ve been buying a lot of books lately, and there are more that should be on this list but I got a little bored with finding all the links. You can see all the books I currently have on my TBR cart on my GoodReads.


Books I Don’t Own (Yet) That I Want to Read

These are generally books that I have heard many good things about. I keep an eye out at thrift stores for them and every now and then I actually buy a book I don’t own. Of course, when I’m actually trying to think of the books I want to read my mind goes pretty much blank. The list is longer than this, I just don’t remember them all right now, I’ll add to it as I remember more (which is exactly why I have this list!).

Peter Pan

the rest of the Emily Starr series (I only own Emily of New Moon)

the rest of the Anne the series (I only own Anne of Green Gables)

Winter Garden

Letters from Father Christmas

Peace Like a River


Here’s where I got ambitious (or organized?) and started breaking down my unowned TBR into genres:





The Bear and the Nightingale


Books I Have Read (and Loved) And Don’t Own Yet


Flight of the Raven

Cry of the Raven

The Delusion

The Deception


Have a book suggestion that you think I love? Please share it in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *