The 2020 TBR Cart

January 2020

Update 3/5/2020:

So far, I’ve read 8 books from the TBR cart

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson (a lovely gift from BrokenTune)
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D.E. Stevenson
It Walks by Night by John Dickson Carr
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (buddy read!)
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
Faithful by Alice Hoffman
Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald

My plan at this point is to stop replacing books as I read, and instead to do a quarterly TBR cart shake-up where I swap out books that aren’t appealing to me and add new books to the cart to replenish it. Thus, there will be a cart shake-up on 4/1/2020. I already know that I will be swapping out several books.

Top tier (from L to R):

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mrs. Ames by E.F. Benson
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle
Down Among the Dead Men by Patricia Moyes
Penguin Classics WWII Stories
The New York Stories of Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson
My American by Stella Gibbons
Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh
Tied up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh (a Christmas mystery that I didn’t get to this year)
Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh
The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith

Middle tier:

Miss Buncle Married
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Beloved by Toni Morrison (evidence of my Halloween Bingo group read failure)
Good Evening, Mrs. Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
The Salterton Trilogy by Robertson Davies
Mariana by Monica Dickens
The Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden
An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Cellars of the Majestic by George Simenon

Bottom Tier:

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macauley
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
The Raj Quartet by Paul Scott (4 book series)
The Maine Massacre by Janwillem van de Wettering
Westwood by Stella Gibbons
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym