Our Mega 2021 TBR

Usually we make monthly TBRs. But looking at all the books we’ve collected over the last year or so we decided we really wanted to actually think long-term and try to get a better handle on our stacks of unread books. 

Indiana’s 2021 TBR

I’m hoping to tackle some of the books that have piled up lately, a mix of fantasy, nonfiction, children’s lit and contemporary fiction. While I’m sure to add a few more to this list as the year goes on, I want to at least get through all of these. Wish me luck!  

  1. The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell
  2. Future Sea by Deborah Rowan Wright
  3. The Future of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell
  4. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson 
  5. The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel 
  6. The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos
  7. In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  8. Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis
  9. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason
  10. A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry
  11. The Mothers by Brit Bennett 
  12. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  13. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  14. Candide by Voltaire
  15. Westside Saints by W.M. Akers
  16. French Exit by Patrick deWitt
  17. The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
  18. The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
  19. Beach Read by Emily Henry
  20. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 
  21. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 
  22. How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr 
  23. Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction by Philip V. Mladenov    
  24. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  25. Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade 
  26. When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald 
  27. Writers & Lovers by Lily King 
  28. Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
  29. Breathless by Jennifer Niven
  30. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler 
  31. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  32. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  33. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
  34. Summer by Ali Smith 
  35. The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
  36. Inheritance by Dani Shapiro 
  37. Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle 
  38. Lovely War by Julie Berry 
  39. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  40. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  41. After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
  42. Lucky You by Erika Carter
  43. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  44. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
  45. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 
  46. Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion 
  47. Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe 
  48. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
  49. Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić
  50. The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  51. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  52. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  53. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  54. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  55. Witch Hat Atelier #2 by Kamome Shirahama 
  56. Witch Hat Atelier #3 by Kamome Shirahama 
  57. Witch Hat Atelier #4 by Kamome Shirahama 
  58. Witch Hat Atelier #5 by Kamome Shirahama 
  59. Witch Hat Atelier #6 by Kamome Shirahama 
  60. Witch Hat Atelier #7 by Kamome Shirahama 
  61. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
  62. Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
  63. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  64. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  65. Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
  66. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
  67. The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
  68. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  69. Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller
  70. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  71. Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
  72. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  73. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  74. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  75. Anna K Away by Jenny Lee
  76. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
  77. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  78. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  79. Sea Wife by Amity Gaige
  80. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  81. The World is Blue by Sylvia A. Earle
  82. Emperors of the Deep by William McKeever
  83. The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson
  84. The Second Home by Christina Clancy
  85. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Pete’s 2021 TBR

Many of these books have been on my TBR for years, and it’s gotten a little out of control. While I try to generally read the books I’m most excited for first, I would love to get to the point where I can buy a new book and start reading it immediately guilt-free, without thinking of the dozens of other books waiting for me at home. 

  1. So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  2. The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
  3. Do You Dream of Terra-Two? By Temi Oh
  4. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
  5. Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
  6. Witch Hat Atelier #2 by Kamome Shirahama 
  7. Witch Hat Atelier #3 by Kamome Shirahama 
  8. Witch Hat Atelier #4 by Kamome Shirahama 
  9. Witch Hat Atelier #5 by Kamome Shirahama 
  10. Witch Hat Atelier #6 by Kamome Shirahama
  11. Witch Hat Atelier #7 by Kamome Shirahama 
  12. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
  13. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  14. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  15. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  16. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  17. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  18. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  19. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  20. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  21. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
  22. Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
  23. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
  24. Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
  25. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
  26. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  27. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  28. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  29. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
  30. Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson
  31. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  32. Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly
  33. Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  34. Dani and Ramen: A Nomad’s Tale (vol. 1) by Jake Morrison
  35. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  36. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
  37. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  38. Ice by Anna Kavan
  39. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  40. Summer by Ali Smith
  41. The World of Edena by Jean Giraud
  42. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
  43. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
  44. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  45. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  46. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  47. Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
  48. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  49. The Burning God by R. F. Kuang
  50. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  51. The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft
  52. Dark One: Volume 1 by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Nathan Gooden, and Kurt Michael Russell
  53. Thornhill by Pam Smy
  54. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
  55. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  56. The Explorers Guild by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner, and Rick Ross
  57. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  58. The Wave by Susan Casey
  59. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
  60. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
  61. Witch Hat Atelier #8 by Kamome Shirahama
  62. Letters from Hav by Jan Morris
  63. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  64. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  65. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  66. The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders
  67. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  68. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
  69. Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić
  70. The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  71. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  72. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.  
  73. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  74. A Sword Named Truth by Sherwood Smith
  75. Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  76. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  77. Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake 
  78. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  79. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson 
  80. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  81. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  82. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  83. Fable by Adrienne Young
  84. A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

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