Thursday, January 3, 2008

TBR Pile N-Z

Books marked with an # indicate priority reading. Books that have been read are in bold. In the interests of keeping this post relatively short, I've decided not to add the books that I buy during the course of 2008, unless I also read them this year, in which case the book has been marked with an *.

Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire
#Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin
#Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
Robert O'Brien: Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (re-read)
#Robert O'Brien: Z for Zachariah 7/10
Maggie O'Farrell: After You'd Gone
#Maggie O'Farrell: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
George Orwell: Animal Farm 10/10
#Ruth Park: Playing Beatie Bow (re-read) 8/10
Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago
Gilbert Pearlman: Young Frankenstein
*Iain Pears: An Instance of the Fingerpost
#Jodi Piccoult: Vanishing Acts
Edgar Allen Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems
Terry Pratchett: The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) 7/10
Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites (Discworld #2)
Terry Pratchett: The Light Fantastic (Discworld #3)
Terry Pratchett: The Last Continent (Discworld #22)
Terry Pratchett: Thief of Time (Discworld #26)
Terry Pratchett: Going Postal (Discworld #33)
Terry Pratchett: Thud! (Discworld #34)
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
Mario Puzo: The Godfather
Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged
*Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea 6/10
WC Sellar: 1066 and All That
Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale 9/10
#Mary Shelley: Frankenstein 10/10
Nevil Shute: A Town Like Alice
Betty Smith: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Nicholas Sparks: A Walk to Remember
Steven Spielberg: Clouse Encounters of the Third Kind
John Steinbeck: East of Eden
#John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck: The Winter of Our Discontent
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels
Michael Swift: Mapping the World
Donna Tartt: The Little Friend
#Donna Tartt: The Secret History
William Makepeace Thackeray: Barry Lyndon
#William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair
Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
#Hunter S Thompson: The Rum Diary
Geoff Tibballs: No-Balls and Googlies: A Cricket Companion 8/10
JRR Tolkien: The Hobbit (re-read)
JRR Tolkien: The Silmarillion
#John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces
Nancy Turner: These is My Words (re-read)
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne: Journey to the Centre of the Earth
#Kurt Vonnegut: Timequake
Lew Wallace: Ben-Hur
#Charles Webb: The Graduate 7/10
HG Wells: The Cone
#Nathaniel West: The Day of the Locust 6/10
Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth
*Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray 9/10
*Thornton Wilder: The Bridge on San Luis Rey 7/10
Michael Wilding and David Myers: Best Stories Under the Sun
Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays
*Tim Winton: Breath 8/10
#Tim Winton: Cloudstreet
Working Dog: Phaic Tan
Working Dog: San Sombrero
Jonathan Wylie: Across the Flame
#Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #1: The Last Augury
Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #2: Dark Fire
Jonathan Wylie: Island and Empires #3: Echoes of Flame
Jonathan Wylie: Other Lands
Jonathan Wylie: Shadow Maze
#John Wyndham: The Chrysalids
John Wyndham: The Kraken Wakes
John Wyndham: Stowaway to Mars
#Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
Emile Zola: Nana
*Markus Zusak: The Book Thief 10/10


downtown guy said...

You don't want to jump ahead to Thud by Pratchett until you've read the rest of the Night Watch books. Take him in order if you really want the full experience.

Kylie said...

Thanks for the advice downtown guy. I will indeed read them in order. I have a map thing that I got off the net somewhere that shows the various relationships between the books but I plan on just reading them in order so I don't miss anything.

I've just been buying the books randomly when I find them cheap (when you have such an addiction to books you need to save money where you can!) I'll probably plug in a few holes during the year.

Which reminds me, I visited a nice secondhand bookshop a couple of months back where the owner proudly showed me an almost complete collection of as-new Pratchett's that she was going to put up for sale. I hope she hasn't sold them already!

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