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 on here, and this system will work fine as long as I remember what I classify as a classic and what I don't!

Australian (fiction & non-fiction)

Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
The Art of Reading by Damon Young
Arthur Phillip by Michael Pembroke
Australian Notebooks by Betty Churcher

Benang by Kim Scott
The Bush by Don Watson

A Child's Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper
Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller
Craft for a Dry Lake by Kim Mahood

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany

First Person by Richard Flanagan
From the Edge by Mark McKenna

A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane

A New England Affair by Steven Carroll

The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix

Sagaland by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason
Shallows by Tim Winton
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Stories by Helen Garner
Sydney Harbour: A History by Ian Hoskins

True Stories by Helen Garner

The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott

Whipbird by Robert Drewe

Other English-speaking countries

Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
The Alexandra Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
An Artist in the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Annotated Persuasion
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

The Blazing World by Siri Hudsvedt

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
Coromandel Sea Change by Rumer Godden

The Famished Road by Ben Okri
A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavanna
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

G by John Berger
The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Golden Hill by Franis Spufford
The Golden House by Salmon Rushdie
The Green Road by Anne Enright

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Heather Blazing by Colm Toibin
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

I'd Die For You and other lost stories by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Importance of Being Kennedy by Laurie Graham

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

The Known World by Edward P Jones

Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
Last Orders by Graham Swift

Mary and O'Neil by Justin Cronin
Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Pompeii by Robert Harris
The Position by Meg Wolitzer
The Powerbook by Jeanette Winterson

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hudsvedt
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
The Sweet Shop Owner by Graham Swift
Swing Time by Zadie Smith

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett

Waterland by Graham Swift
When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
Winter by Ali Smith

The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai


Absolutely on Music by Murakami and Ozawa
After the Circus by Patrick Modiano

Death Fugue by Sheng Keyi
Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

Frog by Mo Yan

Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk

The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki

Letters on Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
Little Jewel by Patrick Modiano

Maigret and te Headless Corpsr by Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Minister by Georges Simenon
Maiget's First Case by Georges Simenon
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
Men Without Women by Murakami
Mirror Shoulder Signal by Dorthe Nors
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin
Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine de Vigan

Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
The Propsector by J M G Le Clezio

The Red Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
The Republic of Wine by Mo Yan

The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa


84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Alone in America by Robert A Ferguson

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Brother's Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution by Timothy Tackett
Creatures of a Day by Irvin d Yalom

Elizabeth Gaskell by Jenny Uglow

The Flaneur by Edmund White

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry

Havana by Mark Kurlansky
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Imagining London by Anna Quindlen
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Inside Cuba edited by John Miller

The Last Mughal: The Fall of Delhi 1857 by William Dalrymple
Lost Japan by Alex Kerr

The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud

On Writing by Stephen King
Origins by Amin Maalouf
The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke

The Pattern in the Carpet by Margaret Drabble
The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam by Christopher Goscha
The Porcelain Thief by Huan Hsu

Red Sky & Sunrise by Laurie Lee
The Road to Character by David Brooks

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Second Nature by Michael Pollan
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Thermopylae by Paul Cartledge
Too Much and Not in the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
Treasure Palaces by Maggie Fergusson

The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas by Robert Twigger
The White Road by Edmund de Waal
Winter Journal by Paul Auster

Your Creative Writing Masterclass by Jurgen Wolff

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