TBR: Teresa

On My Bookshelf

These are the books I physically have in my house. I try to do a lot of reading from this list, starting with the books I’ve owned the longest. There’s certainly enough here to keep me busy! As I read these books, I’ll be adding them to my books read list and linking to any reviews that I write.

Acquired in 2014

  1. The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
  2. The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
  3. The Way of Perfection by Teresa of Avila
  4. Red Bird by Mary Oliver
  5. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
  6. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
  7. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
  8. Mystery Man by Colin Bateman
  9. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov
  10. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  11. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  12. John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James
  13. A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
  14. Zone One by Colson Whitehead
  15. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
  16. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  17. Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
  18. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  19. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
  20. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  21. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
  22. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  23. The Living by Annie Dillard
  24. The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton
  25. Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
  26. A View of the Harbor by Elizabeth Taylor
  27. The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor
  28. In Memory of Her by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
  29. Parnassas on Wheels by Christopher Morley
  30. Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto
  31. Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
  32. Housebound by Elizabeth Gentry

Acquired in 2013

  1. Lexicon by Max Barry
  2. Let’s Kill Uncle by Rohan O’Grady
  3. Bellwether by Connie Willis
  4. The Habit of Being by Flannery O’Connor
  5. Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
  6. Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʾo
  7. The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann
  8. The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann
  9. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  10. Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker
  11. The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  12. None Turn Back by Storm Jameson
  13. Rumour of Heaven by Beatrix Lehmann
  14. The Gentlewoman by Laura Talbot
  15. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  16. Maggie-Now by Betty Smith
  17. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  18. The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
  19. The White Album by Joan Didion
  20. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier
  21. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  22. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by Z.Z. Packer
  23. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
  24. The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge
  25. How It All Began by Penelope Lively
  26. Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers
  27. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  28. Unless by Carol Shields
  29. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  30. A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
  31. Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
  32. Beyond the Glass by Antonia White
  33. The Sugar House by Antonia White
  34. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
  35. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  36. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
  37. The Seas by Samantha Hunt
  38. Love by Elizabeth von Arnim
  39. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
  40. Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  41. Mrs Bridge by Evan S. Connell
  42. Mr Bridge by Evan S. Connell
  43. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  44. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
  45. The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins
  46. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  47. Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien
  48. My Next Bride by Kate Boyle
  49. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
  50. The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
  51. The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
  52. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
  53. Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King
  54. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  55. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  56. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
  57. Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy
  58. Boy A by Jonathan Trigell
  59. The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon
  60. Repeat It Today with Tears by Anne Peile
  61. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
  62. Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa
  63. How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
  64. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  65. Dearest Anne by Judith Katzir
  66. The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell

Acquired in 2012

  1. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  2. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
  3. Black Rock by Amanda Smyth
  4. Brief Lives by Anita Brookner
  5. Brixton Beach by Roma Tearne
  6. The Brontes by Juliet Barker
  7. Capital by John Lanchester
  8. The Caravaners by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. Colony by Hugo Wilcken
  10. Cool Water by Dianne Warren
  11. The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett
  12. The Doctor’s Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi
  13. Embers by Sandor Marai
  14. Fat: The Owner’s Manual by Ragen Chastain
  15. A Human Being Died That Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  16. Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner
  17. John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk
  18. The Ladies of Lyndon by Margaret Kennedy
  19. Learning to Swim by Clare Chambers
  20. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  21. Never the Bride by Paul Magrs
  22. The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
  23. Ninepins by Rosy Thornton
  24. Seed to Harvest by Octavia Butler
  25. Secret House of Death by Ruth Rendell
  26. The Squire by Enid Bagnold
  27. Stoner by John Williams
  28. Stranger in the House by Julie Summers
  29. Summer Crossing by Truman Capote
  30. They Shoot Horses Don’t They by Horace McCoy
  31. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  32. To Fear a Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell
  33. Vanity Dies Hard by Ruth Rendell

Acquired in 2011

  1. Alas Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson
  2. The Beautiful and the Grotesque by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  3. Carmen and Other Stories by Prosper Merimee
  4. Devoted Ladies by Molly Keane (M.J. Farrell)
  5. Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  6. Double Negative by David Carkeet
  7. A Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff
  8. Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
  9. A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth
  10. The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
  11. Light Boxes by Shane Jones
  12. The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
  13. The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis
  14. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
  15. Opium Nation by Fariba Nawa
  16. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
  17. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
  18. Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
  19. There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult
  20. The Weird World of Wes Beattie by John Norman Harris

Acquired in 2010

  1. Another Marvelous Thing by Laurie Colwin
  2. As We Are Now by May Sarton
  3. Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates
  4. Good Evening Mrs Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes
  5. The Guide by R. K. Narayan
  6. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe
  7. Joe Cinque’s Confession by Helen Garner
  8. A Kid for Two Farthings by Wolf Mankowitz
  9. The King Must Die by Mary Renault
  10. Life at Grasmere by Dorothy Wordsworth
  11. My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
  12. Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson
  13. The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
  14. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
  15. The Poisoned Chocolate Case by Anthony Berkeley
  16. The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
  17. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  18. Secret Son by Laila Lalami
  19. Singled Out by Bella DePaulo
  20. Sputnik Caledonia by Andrew Crumey
  21. Tell It to a Stranger by Elizabeth Berkeley
  22. Thomas Hardy: A Life by Claire Tomalin
  23. The Tsar’s Dwarf by Peter Fogtdal
  24. Under My Skin by Doris Lessing
  25. The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières
  26. Wish Her Safe at Home by Stephen Benatar
  27. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

Acquired in 2009

  1. The China Governess by Margery Allingham
  2. Hide My Eyes by Margery Allingham