My Bottomless Bookshelf

I have an alarming collection of books that need attention, strewn all over the house. I’m pretty sure they just multiply when my back is turned. Here is a sampling of some of the books that I have purchased over the years that I have never actually gotten around to reading.

Richard Adams – Watership Down

Ann Aguirre – Grimspace series

Richard Bachman (Stephen King) – The Running Man

Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone

L. Frank Baum – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Holly Black/Cecil Castellucci – Geektastic

Katherine Boo – Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Ann Brashares – My Name is Memory

Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights

Pierce Brown – Golden Son

Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game

Kresley Cole – Poison Princess

Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park

James Dashner – The Eye of Minds

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

Clarissa Pinkola Estes – Women Who Run With the Wolves

Janet Evanovich – One for the Money

Timothy Findley – Headhunter

Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn – Dark Places

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Neil Gaiman – Coraline

Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling

Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm

John Green – Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, Will Grayson Will Grayson

Dashiell Hammett – The Maltese Falcon

Daniel Handler – Why We Broke Up

Charlie Higson – The Enemy

John Irving – A Prayer for Owen Meany

Jessica Khoury – Origin

Stephen King – The Shining

Mick LaSalle – Complicated Women (Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood)

Tobsha Learner – Soul

H.P. Lovecraft – At the Mountain of Madness

Lois Lowry – The Giver

Tahereh Mafi – Shatter Me series

Drew Magary – The Postmortal

Kimberly McCreight – Reconstructing Amelia

Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus

Kate Morton – The Secret Keeper

Haruki Murakami – Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Patrick Ness – More Than This

Caragh M. O’Brien – Birthmarked

George Orwell – 1984

Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar

Ron Rash – The Cove

Nancy Richler – The Imposter Bride

Ransom Riggs – Hollow City

Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky

J. K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy

Gretchen Rubin – The Happiness Project

Hiroshi Sakurazaka – All you need is kill

Dan Savage – American Savage

David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Ruta Sepetys – Between Shades of Gray

Lisa Scottoline – Think Twice

Joann Sfar – The Little Prince (Graphic Novel)

Neal Shusterman – Unwind/UnWholly

Jessica Spotswood – Born Wicked

Robert Louis Stevenson – Kidnapped

Rob Thomas – The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

Amy Tintera – Reboot

Amy Tintera – Rebel

Jeff Vandermeer – Annihilation

Jeff Vandermeer – Authority

Natasha Walter – Living Dolls (The Return of Sexism)

Dan Wells – Partials

H. G. Wells – The Island of Dr. Moreau

H. G. Wells – The Time Machine

Naomi Wolf – Vagina

Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave

Have you read any of these? Let me know what you thought!


  1. These are great! A large percentage of them are either on my TBR bookcase – Rebecca, The Secret Keeper, The Happiness Project, or I’ve read them… and liked some of them. Didn’t love Owen Meany but can appreciate why others do. I sighed a large sigh of relief when I finished 1984 (took me 5 tries!) LOVED The Night Circus.
    Awesome list.


    • Thanks (: I think I’ve acquired a few gems over the years, but the pile never seems to go down! I’ve given 1984 a couple of tries, myself, and I think I’ve realized I like the idea of it more than the actual reality. My Goodreads wishlist is absurdly huge, so I had to limit my bookshelf to the stuff I already own.


  2. Oh Coraline is brilliant! Absolutely love the film too. Have you read anything by Gillian Flynn yet? I’ve just finished Gone Girl and really enjoyed it. Haven’t read Dark Places yet and not sure about Sharp Objects- apparently it’s meant to be really twisted :/


    • Omg yes!! I adored Gone Girl, but it was supremely disturbing. I don’t want to accept that people can be so twisted. I picked up Dark Places the last time I was at the bookstore, but I haven’t started it yet. I heard that Dark Places and Sharp Objects aren’t as good as Gone Girl, but if they’re just a fraction as engrossing I think they’re worth a read.


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