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

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. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  16. Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
  17. Waste Tide by Chen Quifan
  18. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  19. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  20. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 
  21. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  22. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  23. Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  24. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
  25. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
  26. The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders
  27. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  28. Lent by Jo Walton
  29. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  30. The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
  31. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
  32. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
  33. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  34. The Burning God by R. F. Kuang
  35. Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić
  36. The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  37. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  38. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  39. Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson 
  40. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  41. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 
  42. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  43. Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  44. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick
  45. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  46. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley
  47. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  48. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  49. A Sword Named Truth by Sherwood Smith
  50. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
  51. The Explorers Guild by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner
  52. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
  53. Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  54. The Dragonwood Chair by Tad Williams
  55. Hav by Ian Morris
  56. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  57. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  58. Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake 
  59. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  60. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  61. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson 
  62. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
  63. The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft
  64. Summer by Ali Smith
  65. Nowhere by Brandon Sanderson
  66. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  67. Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

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