TBR List, or 7 Owned Books to Read in 2017

Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley Twilight of the Empire - Simon R. Green Little, Big - John Crowley The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke Ghost Story - Peter Straub Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons

Like most readers, I have a boatload of books I own that I have yet to read. This year, I will read 25 of them. Here are the musts.


1. Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges,Andrew Hurley   Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges  

    I've read a bit of Borges, and have deeply enjoyed it. That's why this is here.


2. Twilight of the Empire - Simon R. Green    Twilight of the Empire - Simon R. Green  


   The Deathstalker series is the only one I have yet to read by Green, and these are the novellas that introduce that universe. I own the whole series, so I should maybe get started, yeah? Besides, Space Opera rocks!


3. Little, Big - John Crowley  Little, Big - John Crowley  

   I've started this a couple of times, and got distracted. Not this year! It's la lyrical beauty that can't be rushed, but I will make the time.


4. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly  The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly  


    I've read and loved the Gates series, as well as Connolly's second collection, Night Music. I started this one years ago, and will actually follow through this time.


5.  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke  


    Another one I got distracted during (are we sensing a theme?), this is a serious beast of a book, but I've loved what I've read, and the depiction of Faerie is unique, to say the least.


6.  Ghost Story - Peter Straub  Ghost Story - Peter Straub  


   A genuine horror classic that I've been threatening to read for about a decade. There is no reason I haven't read this yet.


7.  Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons  Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons  


   Another big mother(shut yo mouth), this fell into the must list after I read The Terror last year. That one started slow, but was frigging awesome. I'm hoping this one kicks in a little quicker.


There's my seven must-reads from my ridiculous TBR pile, but there's a lot more where those came from. At least 18, some even more imposing.

As imposing, anyway.