Saturday 1 June 2019

The A-Z of my TBR

Despite some solid efforts in the past couple of years to lower Mount TBR, the pile still looks as high and as wide and as deep as it did in 2017.

To help me remember what treats I have lurking on the bottom of the pile, I try to regularly join in memes like this.

A - And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
B - Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
C - City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
D - Dancing With Strangers by Inga Clendinnen
E - England and Other Stories by Graham Swift
F - The Flaneur by Edmund White
G - The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
H - A History of Books by Gerard Murnane
I - Island Home by Tim Winton
J - Juggling by Barbara Trapido
K - The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki
L - Les Parisiennes by Anne Sebba
M - The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami
N - Notebooks by Betty Churcher
O - Origins by Amin Maalouf
P - The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden
Q - Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
R - Resilience by Anne Deveson
S - Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
T - The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
U - The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott
V - The Virgin in the Garden by A.S. Byatt
W - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
X - Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan by Rosy Hugener
Y - You Daughters of Freedom by Claire Wright
Z - The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai

Which A-Z's are hiding on your TBR pile?
Have you read of the books on my list?
Which ones should I prioritise?


  1. Very impressed that you could find things in your TBR pile to arrange so nicely and alphabetically - I dread to touch mine! And Quiet Flows the Don attracts me, but it's massive, so it requires stamina and dedication.

    1. I suspect And Quiet Flows the Don may have to be a future readalong book!

    2. I would join that readalong!

    3. Excellent, I'll see how I'm faring after my Moby Dick Readslong.

  2. What a good idea. I will get to it right away! I don't know whether I have all the letters, but let's see what is hidden there.

    1. Creative cheats always allowed Lisbeth :-)

  3. I have read none of the books. I used to have And Quiet Floats the Don on my shelves for many years. However, I gave them away when I moved, thinking I will never read them.

  4. That's a great idea. Now...are you expected to read them as well? :)

  5. I am so impressed you had an X. I'm tempted to do this...wonder if I could?

    1. I thought I might have had to get creative with the X too until I remember my book buying binge when I went to Mexico 2 yrs ago!

  6. Great way to remind yourself of all those books you want to get to one of these days. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. This is a fun meme! I'm going to have to try it myself. And mine could include And Quiet Flows the Don, too,...I'd totally support a readalong.

    I haven't read too many on your list, but I do highly recommend Beggar Maid and The Virgin in the Garden.


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