I’m a Book Dragon! (Or, My TBR-shelf)

I shared this post on Facebook at the end of June via Book Riot, who shared it from Paper Fury, who has an incredible bookstagram!

I love books. I own too many. And that is the reason behind putting this list together, all the books my husband I own that I want to read. The more in-depth version is here. But I wanted to separate the backstory and The List to make it a less cluttered post.

The Key:

Bold: Purchased this year, ARC received, received as a gift, found in a Little Free Library

Title and Author + Date: Read this year. Woohoo!

The Deets:

Start date: January 1, 2020

Total Books on the List:




Completed books: 24

Number of Books I didn’t finish (by end of 2020):

Books purchased/ARC/received this year:

11 (as of 9-6-2020)

9 (as of July 2020).

8 (as of 4-12-2020).


And now, without further ado, I give you my To-Be-Read list:


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Town Called Redemption by Jodi Gardener Bremer

Bioshock: Rapture by John Shirley

Butterflies by Susanne Gervay

Carrie by Stephen King

Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Dodger and Me by Jordan Sonnenblick

Dracula by Bram Stoker

foreign exchange: a mystery in poems by Mel Glenn

Grasping Destiny by Keegan Harris

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare by Usborne Books

Make Me by Lee Child 8-27-2020

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Once Upon a Con #1: Geekerella by Ashley Poston 1-13-2020

Orcs by Stan Nichols

Past Tense by Lee Child

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Rage by Jonathan Kellerman

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan Kellerman

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

the curious case of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon

The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future by Veronica Roth 2-13-2020

The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry 8-1-2020

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

The United States of Japan

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman

Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Running Blind by Lee Child (A Reacher Novel)

The Kill Room (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver


Children’s books:

Don’t Forget to Remember by Ellie Holcomb 3-20-2020

How to Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace 2-8-2020

How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace 2-8-2020

Who Sang the First Song? by Ellie Holcomb 4-8-2020

Ramona the Brave (#3) by Beverly Cleary 9-6-2020

Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff 9-5-2020

Frederick by Leo Lionni 9-5-2020

The Man in the Moon by William Joyce 9-5-2020

Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings 9-5-2020



Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dwarves and The Dwarves of War by Markus Heitz

Firemane Saga Book 1: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Knit Two by Kate Jacobs

Magician Apprentice series by Raymond E. Feist (4 books)

Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero Ages by Brandon Sanderson

P.S. I Still Love You (8-6-2020) and Always and Forever, Lara Jean (8-10-2020) by Jenny Han

Silent Hall and Among the Fallen and A Breach in the Heavens by N.S. Dolkart (trilogy)

Sword of Truth 1: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

The Amber Spy Glass by Phillip Pullman

The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Den of Thieves, A Thief in the Night, and Honor Among Thieves by David Chandler

The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 5-2-2020

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 7-19-2020

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien 5-25-2020

The Vagrant and The Malice by Peter Newman

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Three by Jay Posey



Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review Edited by Pamela Paul 1-5-2020

Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Crime Beat by Michael Connelly

D&D The Player’s Handbook

Do Over by Jon Acuff

EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

Gotham Writers’ Workshop Writing Fiction

Handle With Care by Lore Ferguson Wilbert 1-30-2020

Journal of a Novel: East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck

Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

Love Works by Philip and Holly Wagner

Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze

Marley and Me by John Grogan

No Plot? No Problem! (Revised) by Chris Baty

Open a World of Possibilities: Real Stories About the Joy and Power of Reading Edited by Bridges

Reading People by Anne Bogel

Remember God by Annie F. Downs 1-9-2020

Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan

The Argument-free Marriage by Fawn Weaver

The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad

The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

Writer for Hire by James Enger


Borrowed Books:

The Agony of the Cross by Charles B. Hodge, Jr.

Different Seasons, featuring The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden


Kindle // Fiction:

After the Rising by Orna Ross

Don’t Leave Me by James Scott Bell

Force of Habit by James Scott Bell

Half-Shell Prophecies by Ruthanne Reid

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall (YA) by Karole Cozzo

Tides Book 1: Air and Ash by Alex Lidell

Yesterday’s Gone by Sean Platt and David Wright


Kindle // Non-fiction:

15-minute Writer: How to Write Your Book in Only 15 Minutes a Day by Jennifer Blanchard

A Compendium for Creativists: Inspirations for Creative Living by Orna Ross

How to Write Dialogue by James Scott Bell

How to Write Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen

Master Lists for Writers by Bryb Donovan

Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 Tips for Fascinating Characters by Rox Morris

Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books & How You Can Draft, Fix, and Finish Your Novel with Confidence by Roz Morris

Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland 6-20-2020

Outlining Your Novel workbook by K.M. Weiland

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Shoot Your Novel: Cinematic Techniques to Supercharge Your Writing by C.S. Larkin

Some People are Dead by James Scott Bell

The Audacity of Being a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life by Positive Writer

Twirl by Callie Feyen 6-6-2020

Voice by James Scott Bell

The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi (a apart of the Launch Team and received an ARC from NetGalley) 7-28-2020


Writing Process Notes:


// About 40 mins., switching the list to it’s own post, looking up a graphic I ended up not using and may put in later, making sure numbers are correct. “Write” playlist on Spotify Total words: 1,065.

One thought on “I’m a Book Dragon! (Or, My TBR-shelf)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s