My TBR pile is enormous (again) – Help!

In November last year, I wrote a post that demonstrated how ridiculously big my TBR pile had become. Well… it turns out that nearly a year on, my To-Be-Read pile has grown even bigger (though it’s not the same as last year’s pile, of course). I thought I’d share it with you guys in the hopes that you’ll help me decide what to read next.

Like last year, many of the books on this list are books I picked up at bootsales, and some are the result of a successful Read It Swap It swap, but lots are also books I couldn’t resist buying, books I got for my birthday or books I got sent by wonderful and generous publishers.

Some of the books here were actually in my TBR pile last year, so I’ll let you know which those are in the list below. Whoops! Is your TBR pile like mine? I hope I’m not the only one. I’m going to have to go on a book buying and requesting ban until I’ve managed to whittle it down a bit I think.

So, without further ado, here’s my TBR pile. Which books would you recommend reading next? Are there any you think I shouldn’t read? I’d love to know your thoughts. And if you’re a book blogger, I’d love to read your reviews of the books in this pile too.


  1. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Picked this up at a bootsale recently. I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella and her books are usually quick to read so I’m looking forward to this one.
  2. Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. I got sent this by Hodder through Bookbridgr recently, so I’ll definitely be reading it soon.
  3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I bought this from Hatchards last year. It’s a signed copy, so I couldn’t resist buying it, but I still haven’t read it yet.
  4. The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery. I’m looking forward to reading this one too. Got sent it by the lovely people over at Hachette.
  5. Shattered by Teri Terry. This is another book from Hachette. I got it from the event at their offices back in January but haven’t long finished the second book in the Slated trilogy so haven’t managed to read this conclusion to the story yet.
  6. Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton. I got given the first in this series, Witch Finder, at the Hachette I mentioned above. I really enjoyed it so was sent this second book to read too.
  7. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger. Another one from Hachette (thanks guys).
  8. Every Day by David Levithan. I purchased this book from Waterstones. It’s signed 🙂
  9. Legend by Marie Lu. This was one of my birthday books (I turned 24 in August… eek!)
  10. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Last year, my TBR pile post included More Than This by Patrick Ness and you lot all said I should read that next. I did, and I adored it, so I can’t wait to read this one. It’s another of my birthday books.
  11. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. Another Waterstones purchase. This time I split a buy one get one half price deal with my friend Zara so it would have been mean not to, right?
  12. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Another birthday book from my work buddies that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time!
  13. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I got sent this book by Hodder through Bookbridgr. It’s the first in the Covenant series that I’ve heard lots of good things about so I’m excited to get stuck in.
  14. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I loved Shadow and Bone, which was in my TBR pile last time, so I’m so excited to read the second in the series, which I got for my birthday from my wonderful boyfriend.
  15. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I read A Discovery of Witches earlier this year and enjoyed it, but it took me almost a month to get through! So that’s why I still haven’t started Shadow of Night. Time is precious when you have so many books to get through.
  16. Wool by Hugh Howey. This was in my TBR pile last time. It’s a book I got from a bootsale, and I’m really intrigued by the concept, I just haven’t started it yet.
  17. You’re the One that I Want by Giovanna Fletcher. Mrs Fletcher has written a second book (her first was Billy and Me) and I’m super excited to read it. Got this one for my birthday too.
  18. Say Her Name by James Dawson. I picked this up recently from Waterstones. I’ve heard it’s good, I love a thriller, and this copy is signed, so I just had to buy it.
  19. Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard. This one was a Bookbridgr request sent over by Headline.
  20. The Long Fall by Julia Crouch. This one is another sent over by Headline via Bookbridgr. I love the cover!
  21. Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston. I believe this proof copy comes from Hachette 🙂
  22. Split Second by Kasie West. I adored Pivot Point, the first book in this two-part series, so I cannot wait to read Split Second. I was sent this one by the wonderful people at Harper 360.
  23. She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgewick. Another signed copy I found in Waterstones – it’s gorgeous!
  24. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I’ve already heard lots of good things about new dystopian Red Rising so I can’t wait to read it. I got sent this one by Hodder through Bookbridgr.
  25. Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle. I just received this one today from the brilliant people over at Macmillan’s My Kinda Book, so there hasn’t been much time to read it yet 😉
  26. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. This one was a Read It Swap It book.
  27. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Another Read It Swap It!
  28. The 100, Day 21. I’ve been watching The 100 on E4 and I’m addicted. Just got sent this one from Hodder this week, but I haven’t read the first in the series yet.
  29. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This one was a birthday present. I have heard SO MUCH about this book I know I need to read it soon.
  30. A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond. I got sent this by Hachette (they send me lots, don’t they?!)
  31. Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson. I’ve had this one for rather a long time. I got it through Read It Swap It.
  32. Goddess by Josephine Angelini. This was another birthday present. I absolutely love Josephine Angelini. I’ve just finished reading her incredible Trial by Fire so look out for the review of that soon. Goddess is the third in the amazing Starcrossed trilogy.
  33. World After by Susan Ee. I got this from an event at Waterstones, during which Susan Ee gave some amazing and inspiration advice about writing and self publishing. I’ve already read the first in this series – Angelfall – so I’m excited about reading World After.
  34. The Jewel by Amy Ewing. I got sent this recently by Walker books. It’s actually the first book I’ve received from those guys, so I’ll make sure I read it soon. I think it’s going to be right up my street.
  35. The One by Keira Cass. Finally, I’ve reached the end of the pile. 35 books, can you believe that? That’s actually the number of books I aimed to read in 2014, but I’ve already zoomed past that, so it should take me far less than a year to get through this lot. MUST READ FASTER! Anyway, The One was a birthday present and is the third in one of my biggest guilty pleasure series, The Selection.

So there you have it. This TBR pile is making me feel super guilty. So now I’m going to stop writing and get on with reading, I think. (Probably wise).

Don’t forget to let me know which books you think I should read first, and which you think I should avoid. I’d love to know your thoughts.



  1. 13th September 2014 / 5:39 pm

    I read the knife of never letting go this summer and you are in for a treat with that one.

    • 13th September 2014 / 5:41 pm

      Oooh! Yay I cannot wait to read it. I absolutely loved More Than This.

  2. 13th September 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Seconding The Knife of Never Letting Go! Once you’ve read it, you’ll have two more books in your TBR pile because you’re bound to want the sequels straight away! If you can drag yourself away from Patrick Ness books, Everyday is an excellent read – slightly similar in tone to More Than This in my opinion. The Book Thief is really as good as everyone says, just don’t watch the film version first (or at all perhaps!)
    I really enjoy hearing about other people’s TBR piles, thanks for posting the picture of yours!

    • 13th September 2014 / 9:14 pm

      I have a feeling Patrick Ness is going to be one of my favourite authors ever 🙂 couldn’t have enjoyed More Than This any more than I did so can’t wait to read The Knife of Never Letting Go.

      Is your TBR pile ever this big? It’s getting out of control! Haha.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 x

      • 13th September 2014 / 9:17 pm

        Am all for spreading the Patrick Ness love! And he’s a great speaker if you ever get the chance to hear him.
        As for my TBR pile – let’s just say it’d take a photo album rather than a single photo to do it justice!

        • 13th September 2014 / 9:32 pm

          Didn’t get to hear him speak but did meet him at YALC in London earlier this year 🙂 haha oh goodness! Ah well you can never have enough books.

  3. 14th September 2014 / 1:10 am

    I read Frozen and really enjoyed it. Let me know how Fangirl, Goddess, and Witch Hunt? I have heard good things about Fangirl however, I haven’t read it yet. The other two seem like they might be interesting.

    • 14th September 2014 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks! Of course I’ll let you know 🙂 I’ll be reviewing the majority of the books in this pile, I’m sure.

      • 14th September 2014 / 8:43 pm

        Awesome! I follow you so I will be able to read it.

  4. kendraleighton
    14th September 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Adding my vote for The Knife of Never Letting Go – one of my all-time favourite books! Say Her Name is fantastic too, especially if you fancy something fun and quick.

    • 14th September 2014 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Kendra! I can’t wait to read The Knife of Never Letting Go, heard a lot of good things and now even more thanks to you!! x

  5. 14th September 2014 / 6:27 pm

    My votes are for these books in this order…
    1.) Siege and Storm
    2.) (assuming you don’t go out and buy Ruin and Rising right after, which you might…) The Book Thief
    3.) Split Second
    4.) The Scorpio Races

    • 14th September 2014 / 8:22 pm

      Ooh thank you! I already know I’m gonna love Siege and Storm – I loved Shadow and Bone 😉

  6. 13th December 2014 / 6:30 am

    My TBR pile is more of a digital version of what you’ve got here 😛 I’m constantly requesting and downloading books from Amazon!!

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