The TBR Shame Book Tag

So… I have a fuck ton of books on my shelf that I haven’t read yet. I also have several books I’ve put “on pause,” so to speak. I’ve been meaning to get back to them, but I haven’t yet. And then, of courses, there are the books I gave up on but may give a second chance to at some point.

There are like 60 books altogether on this list. I know, pathetic. Anyway, I think it’s about time I expose my shame to the world. This will be an ongoing post, as it is liable to change at any time. I’ve also split it into the three categories I mentioned in the first paragraph.

Main TBR

  1. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  3. Vampires in Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
  4. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Many Authors
  5. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  6. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  7. Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
  8. Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
  9. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  10. The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
  11. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  12. The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by Grace Watson
  13. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  14. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  15. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  16. Slayer by Kirsten White
  17. The Girl King by Mimi Yu
  18. The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell
  19. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  20. Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
  21. Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein
  22. American Gods & Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  23. The Splendour Falls & The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley


  1. The Women’s War by Jenna Glass
  2. The Fifth Knight by Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin
  3. A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper
  4. How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen
  5. City of Ash and Red by Hye-young Pyun
  6. Dragon’s Shadow by Allison Morse
  7. Demons Lie by Sherry Ficklin
  8. Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds
  9. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
  10. After Hope Dies by Lilly Haraden
  11. One Bronze Knuckle by Kenneth Hunter Gordon
  12. The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate
  13. Hex-Ed by Sarina Dorie

On Pause

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  5. The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
  6. Into the Mystic, Vol. 2 by Many Authors
  7. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  8. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

May Try Again

  1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  2. Mistborn by Brandson Sanderson
  3. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

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