TBR?

Since 2018, I’ve written lists of things I’d like to read at the beginning of each year. They provide a little structure for my reading over the following days, or at least function as a bit of a safeguard against choice paralysis.

I’ve sometimes kept to them (and sometimes haven’t) but I figured it’d be nice to have everything I’ve listed in one place, so I can keep track of what’s been read and what hasn’t. Links will be added once I’ve read the work. An (r) next to the work indicates that I will be rereading it.

(Well, it’ll be interesting to me I guess.)

This will be added to every time I make one of those lists. Only the books on the list will go on here: others I read through the year are extras. Think of this as an eternal version of one of those Planning The Pages posts.

To picture my library, add mess.

A list of things I’d like to read; a list undoubtedly bound to remain incomplete

  • Carl Abbott: Blowing Zen
  • Carl Abbott: Blowing Zen Honkyoku
  • Peter Ackroyd: Foundation
  • Peter Ackroyd: Tudors
  • Peter Ackroyd: Rebellion
    Peter Ackroyd: Revolution
  • Peter Ackroyd: Dominion
  • Peter Ackroyd: Innovation
  • Peter Ackroyd: Queer City
  • Peter Ackroyd: Mr Cadmus
  • Naja Marie Aidt: Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Ludovico Ariosto: Orlando Furioso
  • Robert Arthur: You Will Die
  • Vladimir Asmundsson: Powers of Darkness
  • Thea Astley: A Kindness Cup
  • Dan Aulier: Hitchcock’s Secret Notebooks
  • Michael Axworthy: Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic
  • Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso: 100 Bullets
  • Phil Baker (ed.): Lord of Strange Deaths: The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer
  • J.G. Ballard: complete short stories
  • Elizabeth L. Banks: Adventures of an American Girl in Victorian London
  • W.N.P. Barbellion: The Journal of a Disappointed Man
  • Richard Barnett: The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul art of Dentistry
  • Richard Barnett: The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration
  • Richard Barnett: Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Surgery
  • Svetislav Basara: The Cyclist Conspiracy
  • Giambattista Basile: The Tale of Tales
  • David Bellos: Georges Perec
  • Catherine Belton: Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West
  • Alfred Rosling Bennett: London and Londoners in the 1850s and 1860s
  • Guðbergur Bergsson: Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller
  • Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: The Shakuhachi: A Manual for Learning
  • William Blake: The Complete Poems
  • Luther Blissett: Q
  • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron
  • Alain de Botton: How Proust Can Change Your Life
  • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: Physiology of Taste
  • Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Robert Browning: The Ring and the Book
  • Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita (r)
  • Robert Burton: The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Smedley D. Butler: War is a Racket
  • Roberto Calasso: The Ruin of Kasch
  • Roberto Calasso: The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
  • Roberto Calasso: Ka
  • Roberto Calasso: Literature and the Gods
  • Roberto Calasso: K.
  • Roberto Calasso: Tiepolo Pink
  • Mena Calthorpe: The Dyehouse
  • Lúcio Cardoso: Chronicle of the Murdered House
  • Peter Carey: Oscar and Lucinda (r)
  • Peter Carey: Illywhacker (r)
  • Peter Carey: The Tax Inspector (r)
  • Peter Carey: Parrot and Oliver in America
  • Peter Carey: Jack Maggs
  • Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Peter Carey: The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
  • John Carter: Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons
  • Brian Catling: The Vorrh
  • Brian Catling: The Erstwhile
  • Brian Catling: The Cloven
  • Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
  • Ben Chasny: The Hexadic System
  • William Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (r)
  • Agatha Christie: all of them, eventually
  • Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • James Clavell: Shōgun
  • James Clavell: Tai-Pan
  • James Clavell: Noble House
  • James Clavell: King Rat
  • James Clavell: Whirlwind
  • James Clavell: Gai-Jin
  • James S.A. Corey: Leviathan Wakes
  • James S.A. Corey: Caliban’s War
  • James S.A. Corey: Abaddon’s Gate
  • James S.A. Corey: Cibola Burn
  • James S.A. Corey: Nemesis Games
  • James S.A. Corey: Babylon’s Ashes
  • James S.A. Corey: Persepolis Rising
  • James S.A. Corey: Tiamat’s Wrath
  • James S.A. Corey: Leviathan Falls
  • Bernard Cornwell: The Winter King
  • Bernard Cornwell: The Enemy of God
  • Bernard Cornwell: Excalibur
  • Dennis Covington: Salvation on Sand Mountain
  • John Darnielle: Universal Harvester
  • Norman Davies: Vanishing Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe
  • Anthony Decurtis: Lou Reed: A Life
  • Tara A. Devlin: assorted works
  • Alfred Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment (r)
  • Alan Duff: Once Were Warriors
  • Alan Duff: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
  • Joanna Ebenstein: Death: A Graveyard Companion
  • Umberto Eco: On Beauty
  • Umberto Eco: On Ugliness
  • Donnie Eichar: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
  • George Eliot: Middlemarch
  • Lucy Ellmann: Ducks, Newburyport
  • George Elson: The Last of the Climbing Boys
  • Mathias Enard: The Street of Thieves
  • Fumiko Enchi: Masks
  • Shūsaku Endō: Silence
  • Shūsaku Endō: Wonderful Fool
  • Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
  • Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
  • Michel Faber: Under the Skin
  • Michel Faber: The Book of Strange New Things
  • Raymond E. Feist: Magician
  • Raymond E. Feist: Silverthorn
  • Raymond E. Feist: A Darkness at Sethanon
  • Jens Malte Fischer: Gustav Mahler
  • Mark Fisher: The Weird and the Eerie
  • Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth
  • Ken Follett: World Without End
  • Ken Follett: A Column of Fire
  • Ken Follett: The Evening and the Morning
  • Ken Follett: Eye of the Needle (r)
  • Mary Fortune (ed.): Australian Gothic: An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction
  • Rodrigo Fresán: The Bottom of the Sky
  • Rodrigo Fresán: The Dreamed Part
  • Rodrigo Fresán: The Invented Part
  • Rodrigo Fresán: The Remembered Part
  • Josh Alan Friedman: Tales of Times Square
  • Bob Frissell: Nothing in This Book is True But It’s Exactly How Things Are (r)
  • Bob Frissell: You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience
  • Bob Frissell: Something in This Book is True…
  • Joseph Furphy: Such is Life
  • William Gaddis: JR
  • William Gaddis: The Recognitions
  • Cristina Rivera Garza: The Iliac Crest
  • William H. Gass: Omensetter’s Luck
  • William H. Gass: The Tunnel
  • Ričardas Gavelis: Vilnius Poker
  • Martin Gayford: Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters
  • Catie Gilchrist: Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends
  • James Gleick: Chaos: Making a New Science (r)
  • E.H. Gombrich: The Story of Art
  • Mel Gordon: Theater of Fear & Horror: Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962
  • Robert Graves: The Claudius Novels
  • James Greenwood: The Seven Curses of London
  • James Greenwood: The Wilds of London
  • Kate Grenville: Dark Places
  • Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen: Simplicius Simplicissimus
  • Lev Grossman: The Magicians
  • Lev Grossman: The Magician King
  • Lev Grossman: The Magician’s Land
  • Vasily Grossman: Life and Fate
  • Vasily Grossman: Stalingrad
  • Luo Guanzhong: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  • Hubert Haddad: Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters
  • Garth Risk Hallberg: City on Fire
  • M. John Harrison: Light
  • M. John Harrison: Nova Swing
  • M. John Harrison: Empty Space
  • M. John Harrison: The Pastel City
  • M. John Harrison: A Storm of Wings
  • M. John Harrison: In Zirconium
  • M. John Harrison: Zirconium Nights
  • M. John Harrison: The Sunken Land Begins to Rise
  • Delisle Hay: The Doom of the Great City
  • Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent
  • Hermann Hesse: The Glass Bead Game (r)
  • Keigo Higashino: The Devotion of Suspect X
  • Keigo Higashino: Salvation of a Saint
  • Keigo Higashino: A Midsummer’s Equation
  • Keigo Higashino: Silent Parade
  • Keigo Higashino: Malice
  • Keigo Higashino: Journey Under the Midnight Sun
  • Keigo Higashino:  Newcomer
  • William Hjörtsberg: Falling Angel (r)
  • William Hjörtsberg: Angel’s Inferno
  • Homer: Iliad (r)
  • Homer: Odyssey (r)
  • Robert Hughes: The Fatal Shore (r)
  • Victor Hugo: Les Misérables
  • David Hunt: Girt
  • David Hunt: True Girt
  • David Hunt: Girt Nation
  • Christopher S. Hyatt: Undoing Yourself With Energised Meditation and Other Devices
  • Daniel M. Ingram: Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book
  • David Ireland: The Unknown Industrial Prisoner
  • David Ireland: The Chantic Bird
  • David Ireland: A Woman of the Future
  • David Ireland: The Glass Canoe
  • Walter Isaacson: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Christopher Isherwood: The Berlin Novels
  • Lee Jackson (ed.): Daily Life in Victorian London: an Extraordinary Anthology
  • Lee Jackson: The Diary of a Murderer
  • Lee Jackson: Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth
  • Clive James: Always Unreliable
  • Clive James: North Face of Soho
  • Clive James: The Blaze of Obscurity
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Obelisk Gate
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Stone Sky
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Broken Kingdoms
  • N.K. Jemisin: The Kingdom of Gods
  • N.K. Jemisin: the Awakened Kingdom
  • N.K. Jemisin: The City We Became
  • Carsten Jensen: We, The Drowned
  • Erik Jensen: Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen
  • Uwe Johnson: Anniversaries
  • S.T. Joshi: I Am Providence
  • James Joyce: Dubliners (r)
  • James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (r)
  • James Joyce: Ulysses (r)
  • James Joyce: Finnegans Wake
  • Ferenc Karinthy: Metropole
  • Yasunari Kawabata: The Izu Dancer
  • Patrick Radden Keefe: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland 
  • Hannah Kent: The Good People
  • Gerald Kersh: Clock Without Hands
  • Gerald Kersh: Night and the City
  • Gerald Kersh: Fowler’s End
  • Paul Kingsnorth: The Wake
  • Paul Kingsnorth: Beast
  • Paul Kingsnorth: Alexandria
  • Robert Kirkman: The Walking Dead
  • Julia Kite: Hope & Anchor
  • Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle
  • Masayuki Koga: Shakuhachi: Fundamental Technique Guidance
  • Masayuki Koga: Shakuhachi: Advanced Techniques & History
  • Christian Kracht: Imperium
  • László Krasznahorkai: Satantango
  • László Krasznahorkai: The Melancholy of Resistance
  • László Krasznahorkai: War & War
  • László Krasznahorkai: Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens
  • László Krasznahorkai: Seiobo There Below
  • László Krasznahorkai: Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming
  • John Kypros: Your Shakuhachi Journey
  • Paul La Farge: The Night Ocean
  • Carlos Labbé: Loquela
  • Carlos Labbé: Navidad & Matanza
  • Carlos Labbé: Spiritual Choreographies
  • William Leavitt: A Modern Method for Guitar
  • Maurice Lever: The Marquis de Sade: A Biography
  • Cixin Liu: The Three-Body Problem
  • Cixin Liu: The Dark Forest
  • Cixin Liu: Death’s End
  • Cixin Liu: Ball Lightning
  • Cixin Liu: Hold Up the Sky
  • Cixin Liu: The Supernova Era
  • Cixin Liu: The Wandering Earth
  • Ken Liu: The Grace of Kings
  • Ken Liu: The Wall of Storms
  • Ken Liu: The Veiled Throne
  • Ken Liu: Invisible Planets
  • Ken Liu: Broken Stars
  • Elias Lönnrot: Kalevala
  • H.P. Lovecraft: assorted omnibus editions (r)
  • Malcolm Lowry: Under the Volcano
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow: The Hasheesh Eater
  • Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Scott Lynch: Red Seas Under Red Skies
  • Scott Lynch: The Republic of Thieves
  • Malcolm Lyons (tr.): The Arabian Nights
  • Eric McCormack: The Paradise Motel (r)
  • Eric McCormack: Inspecting the Vaults (r)
  • Eric McCormack: The Mysterium (r)
  • Eric McCormack: First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (r)
  • Eric McCormack: The Dutch Wife (r)
  • Eric McCormack: Cloud (r)
  • Michael McDowell: The Elementals
  • Joseph McElroy: Ancient History
  • Joseph McElroy: Lookout Cartridge
  • Joseph McElroy: Women and Men
  • Andrew McGahan: The Rich Man’s House
  • Patrick McGilligan: Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Lights
  • Meredith McKinney (ed): Travels With a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from The Manyōshū to Bashō
  • Kenneth Mackenzie: The Refuge
  • Norman Mailer: Ancient Evenings (r)
  • Norman Mailer: The Executioner’s Song
  • Norman Mailer: Oswald’s Tale
  • Norman Mailer: Tough Guys Don’t Dance
  • Norman Mailer: Harlot’s Ghost
  • Nick Mamatas: I Am Providence
  • John Mandeville: The Book of Marvels
  • George Mann: The Affinity Bridge
  • George Mann: The Osiris Ritual
  • George Mann: The Immorality Engine
  • George Mann: The Executioner’s Heart
  • George Mann: The Revenant Express
  • George Mann: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes
  • George Mann: The Albion Initiative
  • George Mann: Ghosts of Manhattan
  • George Mann: Ghosts of War
  • George Mann: Ghosts of Karnak
  • George Mann: Ghosts of Empire
  • Thomas Mann: The Magic Mountain
  • Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
  • Hilary Mantel: Bring Up the Bodies
  • Hilary Mantel: The Mirror & the Light
  • Walter de la Mare: The Return
  • David Marr: Patrick White: A Life
  • Charles Maturin: Melmoth the Wanderer
  • Henry Mayhew: Labour and the Poor Volumes I-IV: The Metropolitan Districts
  • Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (r)
  • Sara Mesa: Four by Four
  • Gustav Meyrink: The Golem (r)
  • Gustav Meyrink: The Angel of the West Window (r)
  • Gustav Meyrink: The Green Face (r)
  • Gustav Meyrink: The White Dominican
  • Gustav Meyrink: Walpurgisnacht (r)
  • Henry Miller: Sexus
  • Henry Miller: Plexus
  • Henry Miller: Nexus
  • John Milton: Paradise Lost
  • Yukio Mishima: The Sea of Fertility (r)
  • Yukio Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
  • Patrick Modiano: Suspended Sentences
  • Patrick Modiano: Missing Person
  • Patrick Modiano: The Black Notebook
  • Patrick Modiano: After the Circus
  • Edmund Morris: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Edmund Morris: Theodore Rex
  • Edmund Morris: Colonel Roosevelt
  • Ottessa Moshfegh: Death in Her Hands
  • Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  • Patrick Mullins: Tiberius with a Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon
  • Haruki Murakami: Killing Commendatore
  • Shikibu Murasaki: Tale of the Genji
  • Gerald Murnane: A Million Windows
  • Gerald Murnane: A Lifetime on Clouds
  • Gerald Murnane: A Season on Earth
  • Gerald Murnane: Border Districts
  • Gerald Murnane: The Plains (r)
  • Shi Nai’an: Outlaws of the Marsh
  • Fuminori Nakamura: The Thief
  • Fuminori Nakamura: Last Winter We Parted
  • Fuminori Nakamura: The Kingdom
  • Fuminori Nakamura: The Gun
  • Fuminori Nakamura: Evil and the Mask
  • Fuminori Nakamura: Cult X
  • Bragi Ólafsson: The Pets
  • Bragi Ólafsson: The Ambassador
  • Bragi Ólafsson: Narrator
  • Sokyo Ono: Shinto: The Kami Way
  • Charles Palliser: The Quincunx (r)
  • Adam Parfrey: Apocalypse Culture
  • I.J. Parker: Akidata series
  • Bruce Pascoe: Dark Emu
  • David Peace: Nineteen Seventy-Four
  • David Peace: Nineteen Seventy-Seven
  • David Peace: Nineteen Eighty
  • David Peace: Nineteen Eighty-Three
  • David Peace: Tokyo Year Zero
  • David Peace: Occupied City
  • David Peace: Tokyo Redux
  • Georges Perec: Life: A User’s Manual (r)
  • Georges Perec: A Void (r)
  • Georges Perec: Portrait of a Man
  • Sarah Perry: Melmoth
  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (r)
  • Peter Polites: Down the Hume
  • Dick Porter: Journey to the Centre of The Cramps
  • Ezra Pound: The Cantos
  • John Cowper Powys: Wolf Solent
  • John Cowper Powys: A Glastonbury Romance
  • John Cowper Powys: Weymouth Sounds
  • John Cowper Powys: Maiden Castle
  • Michael Pronko: Beauty and Chaos
  • Michael Pronko: Tokyo Zangyo
  • Michael Pronko: Tokyo Traffic
  • Michael Pronko: The Moving Blade
  • Michael Pronko: The Last Trade
  • Michael Pronko: Azabu Getaway
  • Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time
  • Roger Pulvers: Star Sand
  • Roger Pulvers: Liv
  • Thomas Pynchon: Against the Day
  • Thomas Pynchon: Mason & Dixon 
  • Thomas Pynchon: V
  • Thomas de Quincey: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (r)
  • Seabury Quinn: The Horror on the Links
  • Seabury Quinn: The Devil’s Rosary
  • Seabury Quinn: The Dark Angel
  • Seabury Quinn: A Rival from the Grave
  • Seabury Quinn: Black Moon
  • Rein Raud: The Brother
  • Derek Raymond: He Died with His Eyes Open
  • Derek Raymond: The Devil’s Home on Leave
  • Derek Raymond: How the Dead Live
  • Derek Raymond: I Was Dora Suarez
  • Derek Raymond: Dead Man Upright
  • Luke Rhinehart: The Dice Man
  • Luke Rhinehart: Adventures of Wim
  • Luke Rhinehart: The Search for the Dice Man
  • Donald Richie The Inland Sea
  • William Pitt Ridge: Mord Em’ly
  • Peter Robb: M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio (r)
  • Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès: Island of Point Nemo
  • Mercè Rodoreda: Death in Spring
  • Mercè Rodoreda: Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda
  • Sax Rohmer: Fu-Manchu compendia
  • Clarence Rook: The Hooligan Nights
  • Alex Ross: Wagnerism
  • Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
  • Alex Ross: Listen to This
  • Matt Ruff: Lovecraft Country
  • Damon Runyon: On Broadway (r)
  • Milen Ruskov: Thrown into Nature
  • Juan José Saer: La Grande
  • Juan José Saer: Scars
  • Juan José Saer: The Clouds
  • Juan José Saer: The One Before
  • Juan José Saer: The Sixty-Five Years of Washington
  • Louis Sahagun: Master of the Mysteries: New Revelations on the Life of Manly Palmer Hall
  • Augustus Sala: Twice Round the Clock
  • Giacomo Sartori: I Am God
  • Ha Seong-nan: Bluebeard’s Wife
  • Ha Seong-nan: Flowers of Mold
  • Ali Rıza Seyfioğlu: Dracula in Istanbul
  • Anna Sherman: The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City
  • Dan Simmons: The Terror
  • Dan Simmons: The Song of Kali
  • Jeffrey Smart: Not Quite Straight: A Memoir
  • Charles Many Smith: Curiosities of London Life
  • Edmund Spencer: The Faerie Queene
  • Bob Spitz: The Beatles
  • Bob Spitz: Led Zeppelin
  • Donald Spoto: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Albena Stambolova: Everything Happens As It Does
  • Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan: Francis Bacon: Revelations
  • David Stevenson: 1914–1918: The History of the First World War
  • Bram Stoker: Dracula (r)
  • Randolph Stow: The Girl Green as Elderflower
  • Randolph Stow: Visitants
  • Randolph Stow: To the Islands
  • Randolph Stow: Tourmaline
  • Boris and Arkady Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn
  • Snorri Sturluson: Prose Edda
  • Snorri Sturluson: Heimskringla or The Lives of the Norse Kings
  • Bae Suah: A Greater Music
  • Bae Suah: North Station
  • Bae Suah: Nowhere to be Found
  • Eugène Sue: The Mysteries of Paris
  • Eugène Sue: The Wandering Jew
  • John Szwed: Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra
  • Philip Meadows Taylor: Confessions of a Thug
  • Philip Terry: The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form
  • Alice Thompson: The Book Collector
  • Alice Thompson: The Falconer
  • Alice Thompson: The Existential Detective
  • Alice Thompson: Justine
  • Alice Thompson: Pharos
  • Olga Tokarczuk: Flights
  • Olga Tokarczuk: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
  • Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • Tricky: Hell is Round the Corner
  • François Truffaut: Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • Christos Tsiolkas: Damascus
  • Christos Tsiolkas: The Jesus Man (r)
  • Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap (r)
  • Christos Tsiolkas: Dead Europe
  • Christos Tsiolkas: Barracuda
  • Christos Tsiolkas: Loaded
  • Stuart Turton: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
  • Stuart Turton: The Devil and the Dark Water
  • Christopher Tyerman: How to Plan a Crusade
  • Erik Valeur: Seventh Child
  • Valmiki: Rāmāyana
  • Virgil: Aeneid (r)
  • William T. Vollmann: Europe Central
  • William T. Vollmann: The Rainbow Stories
  • Antoine Volodine: Bardo or Not Bardo
  • Antoine Volodine: Radiant Terminus
  • Julia Voznesenskaya: The Women’s Decameron
  • Vyasa: Mahābhārata
  • Clinton Walker: Stranded: Australian Independent Music 1976–1992
  • David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest
  • Patrick White: Voss (r)
  • Patrick White: Flaws in the Glass
  • Patrick White: The Aunt’s Story
  • Patrick White: The Tree of Man (r)
  • Patrick White: Riders in the Chariot
  • Patrick White: The Solid Mandala (r)
  • Patrick White: The Vivisector
  • Patrick White: The Eye of the Storm
  • Patrick White: A Fringe of Leaves
  • Patrick White: The Twyborn Affair
  • Patrick White: The Cockatoos
  • Aliya Whiteley: The Loosening Skin
  • Aliya Whiteley: Skein
  • Aliya Whiteley: Skyward Inn
  • Aliya Whiteley: Greensmith
  • Thomas Williams: Whipple’s Castle
  • Ashley Wilson: Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing
  • Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun (r)
  • Gene Wolfe: The Urth of the New Sun
  • Gene Wolfe: The Book of the Long Sun
  • Gene Wolfe: The Book of the Short Sun
  • Gene Wolfe: The Sorcerer’s House
  • Lawrence Wright: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 
  • Wu Cheng’en: Journey to the West
  • Can Xue: Vertical Motion
  • Cao Xueqin: Dream of the Red Chamber
  • Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
  • Frances Yates: The Art of Memory (r)
  • Frances Yates: Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (r)
  • Frances Yates: The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (r)
  • Frances Yates: The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (r)
  • John Yates: The Mind Illuminated
  • Hideo Yokoyama: Six Four
  • Hideo Yokoyama: Seventeen
  • Hideo Yokoyama: Prefecture D
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Musashi
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Taiko
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Uesugi Kenshin
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Taira no Masakado
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Kuroda Josui
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: The New Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Ronin
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin: We

Not forgetting

  • Religious texts: the Bible, the Qur’an and the Talmud
  • The Fantasy Masterworks and Sci-Fi Masterworks series of books
  • 33-1/3 books
  • A load of Penguin Classics I’ve yet to crack
  • Whatever I have bought on my Kindle
  • Music theory and practice texts
  • Mythological works
  • Pulp and airport novels
  • Meditation texts: both general and zen
  • Anthologies: both Norton and of Japanese literature
  • Ancient history texts
  • Science texts
  • Philosophical/theoretical works
  • Occult texts, both historical and practical
  • Tarot texts
  • Art books: Taschen and Thames & Hudson, mostly

As you can see, there’s more than enough to keep me going until I shuffle off. Of course, I ignore this and keep buying more books because the perfect one is just around the corner.