Mount TBR

I don’t know why I’m doing this to myself, but to reduce the risk of buying books I already own, but still haven’t read, I thought I should list all the unread, non-classic books on my shelves and lurking under my bed.

My classic books already have their very own lists thanks to my Classics Club lists, and this system will work fine as long as I remember what I classify as a classic and what I don’t!

Australian Books

488 Rules For Life by Kitty Flanagan
7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading by Louise Park

Agamemnon’s Kiss by Inga Clendinnen
Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee
The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay
Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper
The Art of Reading by Damon Young
The Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths
Arthur Phillip by Michael Pembroke
Australia Day by Stan Grant
Australian Notebooks by Betty Churcher
Autumn Laing by Alex Miller
Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin

The Battlers | Kylie Tennant
Benang | Kim Scott
The Body in the Clouds | Ashley Hay
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted | Robert Hillman
Born Into This | Adam Thompson
Breath | Tim Winton
Bridge of Clay | Marcus Zusak
The Bush | Don Watson

Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne
Cherry Picker’s Daughter by Kerry Reed-Gilbert
A Child’s Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper
City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse
Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller
The Cost of Courage in Aztec Society by Inga Clendinnen
Craft for a Dry Lake by Kim Mahood

Dancing With Strangers by Inga Clendinnen
The Danger Game by Kalinda Ashton
Darwin’s Armada by Iain McCalman
Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood
The Death of Jesus by J M Coetzee
The Dickens Boy by Tom Keneally
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
The Drover’s Wives by Ryan O’Neill
Dymphna by Judith Armstrong

Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee
Elizabeth Macarthur by Michelle Scott Tucker
Enid by Robert Wainwright
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar
The Essence of the Thing by Madeleine St John
Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
Exiles at Home by Drusilla Modjeska
Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany

Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs
The First Book of Samuel by Ursula Dubosarsky
Fire Country by Victor Steffensen
Flames by Robbie Arnott
Friends and Rivals by Brenda Niall
From the Edge by Mark McKenna

Georgiana by Brenda Niall
Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler
The Great Barrier Reef by Bowen
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss
Gum by Ashley Hay

A History of Books by Gerard Murnane
Home by Larissa Behrendt
Honeybee by Craig Silvey

In the Garden of the Fugitive | Ceridwen Dovey
Into the Loneliness | Eleanor Hogan
Island Home | Tim Winton
It’s Raining in Mango | Thea Astley

Joe Cinque’s Consolation | Helen Garner
Journey to the Stone Country | Alex Miller

Killing Sydney | Elizabeth Farrelly

Landscape of Farewell | Alex Miller
Longlegs | Glenda Adams

Me, Antman and Flea by Gayle Kennedy
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane
Modern Love by Lesley Harding & Kendrah Morgan
Myself When Young by Henry Handel Richardson

Napoleon’s Australia by Terry Smyth
A New England Affair by Steven Carroll

No Friend But the Mountain by Behrouz Boochani
Not Drowning, Reading by Andrew Relph
Notebooks by Betty Churcher

The Old Lie | Claire G. Coleman
Only in New York | Lily Brett
Other People’s House | Hilary McPhee

Position Doubtful | Kim Mahood

The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott
Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker
A Reef in Time by Charles Veron
Resilience by Anne Deveson
Riding the Trains in Japan by Patrick Holland
The Rose Grower by Michelle de Kretser
Rowland Sinclair Mystery #10 All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill

Sagaland by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason
Shallows by Tim Winton
The Shelf Life of Zora Cross by Cathy Perkins
Shell by Kristina Olsson
The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
A Single Tree by Don Watson
The Slow Natives by Thea Astley
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters by Margot Neale
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
The Spare Room by Helen Garner
Stasiland by Anna Funder
Stories by Helen Garner
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
Sydney Harbour: A History by Ian Hoskins

Taboo | Kim Scott
Terra Nullius | Claire G Coleman
Three Wishes | Liane Moriarty
Tiger’s Eye | Inga Clendinnen
Till Apples Grow on an Orange Tree | Cassandra Pybus
Tivington Nott | Alex Miller
The Tolstoy Estate | Steven Conte
The Trauma Cleaner | Sarah Krasnostein
True North | Brenda Niall
True Stories | Helen Garner
Truganini | Cassandra Pybus
The Turning | Tim Winton

The Unknown Judith Wright | Georgina Arnott
Unpolished Gem | Alice Pung

We of the Never-Never and The Little Black Princess | Aeneas Gunn
What Was Left | Eleanor Limprecht
The White Earth | Andrew McGahan
The White Girl | Tony Birch
Wild Sea | Joy McCann

You Daughters of Freedom | Claire Wright

International Fiction 

Abide With Me | Elizabeth Strout
Actress | Anne Enright
The Alexandra Quartet | Lawrence Durrell
All the Little Live Things | Wallace Stegner
The American Fiancee | Eric Dupont
American Wife | Curtis Sittenfeld
Amy and Isabelle | Elizabeth Strout
Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales
Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
Apeirogon | Colum McCann
An Artist in the Floating World | Kazuo Ishiguro
Arctic Summer | Damon Galgut
August Folly | Angela Thirkell

The Balkan Trilogy | Olivia Manning
The Bastard of Istanbul | Elif Shafak
Before Lunch | Angela Thirkell
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
The Blazing World | Siri Hudsvedt
The Book of Dust Vol 1 La Belle Sauvage | Philip Pullman
The Brooklyn Follies | Paul Auster

Casanova | Andrew Miller
The Cat and the City | Nick Bradley
Cheerfulness Break In | Angela Thirkell
The Children Act | Ian McEwan
Circe | Madeline Miller
Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
The Complete Short Stories of Saki | H.H. Munro
The Complete Stories | Anita Desai
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers | Xiaolu Guo
Coromandel Sea Change | Rumer Godden

The Day of the Scorpion | Paul Scott
The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
Delta of Venus | Anais Nin
A Different Drummer | Kelley
A Division of the Spoils | Paul Scott
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line | Deepa Anappara
Ducks, Newburypost | Lucy Ellmann
Dune | Frank Herbert
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett

The Enchantress of Florence | Salmon Rushdie
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
An Experiment in Love | Hilary Mantel

The Famished Road | Ben Okri
Fire From Heaven | Mary Renault
Flaubert’s Parrot | Julian Barnes
The Forty Rules of Love | Elif Shafak
From a Low and Quiet Sea | Donal Ryan
Funeral Games | Mary Renault

G | John Berger
The Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
The Girl With the Louding Voice | Abi Daré
Golden Hill | Francis Spufford
The Green Road | Anne Enright
Growing Up | Angela Thirkell

Hagseed | Margaret Atwood
Hamnet | Maggie O’Farrell
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
The Headmistress | Angela Thirkell
The Heather Blazing | Colm Toibin
Heavens | Sandra Newman
High Rising | Angela Thirkell
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters | Julian Barnes
Home | Marilynne Robinson
House of Names | Colm Toibin

I’d Die For You and other lost stories | F Scott Fitzgerald
The Importance of Being Kennedy | Laurie Graham
In Love With George Eliot | Kathy O’Shaughnessy
Ingenious Pain | Andrew Miller
The Invention of Solitude | Paul Auster
Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison

Jamrach’s Menagerie | Carol Birch
The Jewel in the Crown | Paul Scott
Juggling | Barbara Trapido

Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Last Stories by William Trevor
Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup
Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Maisie Dobbs #14 To Die But Once | Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs #13 In This Grave Hour | Jacqueline Winspear
The Man Who Saw Everything | Deborah Levy
Marling Hall | Angela Thirkell
Mary and O’Neil | Justin Cronin
The Master | Colm Toibin
Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
Memoirs of the Future | Siri Hustvedt
Midwinter Break | Bernard MacLaverty
Milkman | Anna Burns
Miss Bunting | Angela Thirkell
The Monster’s We Deserve | Marcus Sedgwick
A Month in the Country | J L Carr
Motherhood | Sheila Heti
Mr Wilder and Me | Jonathan Coe
Murder in Midsummer
Murder Takes a Holiday
The Mysterious Mr Quin | Agatha Christie

The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
Narrow Land | Hickey
The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
Noah’s Compass | Anne Tyler
Nocturnes | Kazuo Ishiguro
Normal People | Sally Rooney
Northbridge Rectory | Angela Thirkell
Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free | Andrew Miller

The Offing | Benjamin Myers
Offshore | Penelope Fitzgerald
Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
On the Black Hill | Bruce Chatwin
One Morning Like a Bird | Andrew Miller
The Only Story | Julian Barnes
The Overstory | Richard Powers

Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
The Painted Drum | Louise Erdrich
The Parisian | Isabella Hammad
Peace Breaks Out | Angela Thirkell
The Peacock Spring | Rumer Godden
The Penelopiad | Margaret Atwood
Penguin Book of Ghost Stories
The Persian Boy | Mary Renault
Piranesi | Clarke
A Place of Greater Safety | Hilary Mantell
The Plague of Doves | Louise Erdrich
Plan for Chaos | John Wyndham
The Pleasure Seekers | Tishani Doshi
Pompeii | Robert Harris
The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
The Powerbook | Jeanette Winterson
The Prague Sonata | Bradford Morrow

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Restoration | Rose Tremain
The Return of the Soldier | Rebecca West
Rites of Passage by William Golding
The Rose and the Yew Tree by Agatha Christie
The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Rules of Engagement by Anita Brookner

The Satapur Moonstone | Jujata Massey
Secret People | John Wyndham
Seldon Seen | Sarah Ridgard
Selected Stories Vol 2 | William Trevor
The Siege of Krishnapur | J G Farrell
Silence of the Girls | Pat Barker
The Singapore Sling | J G Farrell
The Sisters Brothers | Patrick de Witt
Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
The Sorrows of an American | Siri Hudsvedt
South Riding | Winifred Holtby
The Spectator Bird | Wallace Stegner
The Spinoza Problem | Irvin D Yalom
Staring at the Sun | Julian Barnes
A Start in Life | Anita Brookner
Strangers | Anita Brookner
Summer Half | Angela Thirkell

Temples of Delight | Barbara Trapido
The Ten Thousand Things | John Spurling
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
The Towers of Silence | Paul Scott
Tropic of Cancer | Henry Miller

The Unconsoled | Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unicorn | Iris Murdoch

The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
The Virgin in the Garden | A S Byatt
The Voyage of the Narwhal | Andrea Barrett

Warlight | Michael Ondaatje
Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
Waterland | Graham Swift
The Weatherhouse | Nan Shepherd
The Western Wind | Samantha Harvey
When I Lived in Modern Times | Linda Grant
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
White Houses | Amy Bloom
White Teeth | Zadie Smith
The Widows of Malabar Hill | Jujata Massey
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell

The Year Without Summer | Guinevere Glasfurd

The Zigzag Way | Anita Desai

Read in Translation

Absolutely on Music | Murakami and Ozawa
After the Circus | Patrick Modiano
After the Quake | Haruki Murakami
All Happy Families | Hervé le Tellier
Amrita | Banana Yoshimoto
Autobiography of a Geisha | Sayo Masuda

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress | Dai Sijie
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman | Haruki Murakami
The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Cassandra | Christa Wolf
Chernobyl Prayer | Svetlana Alexievich
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata

Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
Death Fugue | Sheng Keyi
Diary of a Mad Old Man | Junichiro Tanizaki
The Disaster Tourist | Yun Ko-Eun
The Discreet Hero | Mario Vargas Llosa

The Eighth Life | Nino Haratischvili
The Elephant Vanishes | Haruki Murakami

Flights | Olga Tokarczuk
The Forest of Wool and Steel | Natsu Miyashita
Frog | Mo Yan

The General in His Labyrinth | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The German House | Annette Hess

The Great Passage | Shion Miura

Hellenistic Lives | Plutarch
The History of the Siege of Lisbon | Jose Saramago
The Housekeeper and the Professor | Ogawa

I Am a Cat | Soseki Natsume
If Cats Disappeared from the World | Genki Kawamura
In Europe | Geert Mak
Istanbul | Orhan Pamuk

Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
The Key | Junichiro Tanizaki
Killing Commendatore | Huraki Murakami
Kitchen | Banana Yoshimoto
Kusamakura | Natsume Soseki

Laura: A Journey into the Crystal | George Sand
Letters on Life | Rainer Maria Rilke
Little Jewel | Patrick Modiano
Lives of the Caesars | Suetonius
The Lonely Castle in the Mirror | Mizuki Tsujimura
Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Maigret and the Ghost | Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Headless Corpse | Georges Simenon
Maigret in Court | Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Tramp | Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Killer | Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Minister | Georges Simenon
Maigret Goes to School | Georges Simenon
A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simeon
Maigret’s Anger | Georges Simeon
Maigret and the Saturday Caller | Georges Simenon
Maigret Sets a Trap | Georges Simenon
Maigret’s Failure | Georges Simenon
Maiget’s First Case | Georges Simenon
The Makioka Sisters | Junichiro Tanizaki
Man’s Search for Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter | Simone de Beauvoir
Men Without Women | Murakami
Mirror Shoulder Signal | Dorthe Nors
Moshi Moshi | Banana Yoshimoto
The Museum of Innocence | Orhan Pamuk

Nanjing Requiem | Ha Jin
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
Nothing Holds Back the Night | Delphine de Vigan

On the Line | Joseph Ponthus

Paris Nocturne | Patrick Modiano
The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories edited | Joost Zwagerman
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida | Clarissa Goenawan
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
The Pigeon | Patrick Suskind
The Pleasure Seekers | Tishani Doshi
The Prospector | J M G Le Clezio

Reading Lolita in Tehran | Azar Nafisi
Revenge | Yoko Ogawa

Secondhand Time | Svetlana Alexievich
The Shadow King: A Novel | Maaza Mengiste
Signed, Picpus | Georges Simenon
Silence | Shusaku Endo
The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
Solitude and Company: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Silvana Paternostro
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
South of the Border, West of the Sun | Haruki Murakami
Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
Stalingrad | Vasily Grossman
The Stolen Bicycle | Wu Ming-Yi
A Strangeness in My Mind | Orhan Pamuk
Suspended Sentences | Patrick Modiano

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy | Yanis Varoufakis
The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
The Tin Drum | Gunter Grass
The Travelling Cat Chronicles | Hiro Arikawa
Three Apples Fell From the Sky | Narine Abgaryan
Three Bedrooms in Manhattan | Georges Simenon
Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise | Oscar Hijuelos

The Unwomanly Face of War | Svetlana Alexievich

Views of Nature | Alexander Von Humboldt

What Are You Going Through |
A Wild Sheep Chase | Haruki Murakami
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle | Haruki Murakami
The Woman in the Dunes | Kobo Abe
The Wonder Down UnNunezder | Nina Brochmann & Ellen Stokken Dahl 

International Non-Fiction

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Alone in America | Robert A Ferguson
An Odyssey | Mendelsohn
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas | Gertrude Stein
Autumn Light | Pico Iyer

Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister | Jung Chang
The Black Death | Philip Ziegler
Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Brain’s Way of Healing | Norman Doidge
The Broken Road | Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Brother’s Gardeners | Andrea Wulf

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman | Robert K Massie
Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmakers | A. N. Wilson
City of Djinns | William Dalrymple
The Cloudspotter’s Guide | Gavin Pretor-Pinney
The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution | Timothy Tackett
The Consolations of Philosophy | Alain de Botton
The Cost of Living | Deborah Levy
Coventry | Rachel Cusk
Creatures of a Day | Irvin d Yalom
Curiosities and Splendour: An Anthology of Classic Travel Literature

The Danube by Nick Thorpe
Digging For Richard III by Mike Pitts
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Educated by Tara Westover
Elizabeth Gaskell by Jenny Uglow
England’s Queens by Elizabeth Norton

The Flaneur by Edmund White
Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils by David Farmer
The French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry
The Greater Journey by David McCullough

Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey

Havana | Mark Kurlansky
Hiroshima | John Hersey
Hokkaido Highway Blues | Will Ferguson
Homo Deus | Yuval Noah Harari
How Proust Changed My Life | Alain de Botton

Imagining London | Anna Quindlen
In the Garden of Beasts | Erik Larson
In the Heart of the Sea | Nathaniel Philbrick

Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life | Claire Tomalin

The Last Mughal: The Fall of Delhi 1857 | William Dalrymple
Literary Places | Sarah Baxter
Lost Japan | Alex Kerr
Lucy Maud Montgomery | Mary Henley Rubio

M Train | Patti Smith
Magic Island: The Fictions of L M Montgomery | Elizabeth Waterson
The Man in the Red Coat | Julian Barnes
Men We Reaped | Jesmyn Ward
A Month in Siena | Hisham Matar

Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts
The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
The Novel of the Century by David Bellos

October by China Mieville
On the Narrow Road: Journey into a Lost Japan by Lesley Downer
Origins by Amin Maalouf

Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths | Natalie Haynes
The Pattern in the Carpet | Margaret Drabble

Red Sky at Sunrise | Laurie Lee
The Rhine | Ben Coates
Rice Noodle Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan’s Food Culture | Matt Goulding
The Roads to Sata: A 2000 Mile Walk Through Japan | Alan Booth

Roller Coaster: Europe 1950-2017 | Ian Kershaw
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley | Charlotte Gordon
A Russian Journal | John Steinbeck

Salt Fat Acid Heat | Samin Nosrat
Sapiens | Yuval Noah Harari
Second Nature | Michael Pollan
The Secret Life of Cows | Rosamund Young
The Shepherd’s Life | James Rebanks
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher | Timothy Egan
The Silk Roads | Peter Frankopan
The Sixth Extinction | Elizabeth Kolbert
Sontag | Benjamin Moser
The Swerve: How the Renaissance | Stephen Greenblatt

Territory of Light | Yuko Tsushima
Testament of Friendship | Vera Brittain
Thermopylae | Paul Cartledge
Things I Don’t Want to Know | Deborah Levy

The Views of Nature | Alexander Humboldt
Virginia Woolf | Hermione Lee
The Voyage of the Narwhal | Andrea Barrett

The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
When Paris Sizzled | McAuliffe
Why Read Moby Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Women of the Raj by Margaret Macmillan

You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy

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I have a problem!

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