TBR: Jenny

An ongoing, work-in-progress list of the books I want to read. They are in no particular order; I read them at whim, and sometimes it takes me years to get to them. As I read them, I will remove them from this page and put them on the page of books I’ve finished. Excelsior!

Unexplained Laughter, Alice Thomas Ellis

Long Way Home, Eva Dolan

Typhoon, Charles Cumming

Ocean of Fire, Amitav Ghosh

The Cruelest Month, Louise Penny

Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott

Summer Half, Angela Thirkell

The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater

A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, Monique Roffey

The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara

The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters

The Accidental, Ali Smith

Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector

Life of Johnson, Boswell

Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad

Rash Resolve, Eliza Haywood

Tamberlaine, Christopher Marlowe

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Zazie Dans le Métro, Raymond Queneau

Stop Press, Michael Innes

Disquiet, Julia Leigh

Drowning Girl, Caitlin Kiernan

The Goddess Chronicle, Natsuo Kirino

The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown

In Persuasion Nation, George Saunders

A Coyote Columbus Story, Thomas King

The Stone Raft; The Double, Jose Saramago

Oblomov, Ivan Gontcharov

A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh

The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

Can You Forgive Her?, Anthony Trollope

Silas Marner, George Eliot

Death in Ecstasy, Ngaio Marsh

Faithful Place, Tana French

Letters of John Keats

Silencing the Past, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Eva Ibbotson (whichever!)

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Tigerman, Nick Harkaway

So Many Ways to Begin, Jon McGregor

Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

The Bones of Paris, Laurie King

The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel

The Sagas of Icelanders, intr. Robert Kellogg

Tales of Burning Love, Louise Erdrich

Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry

Stupeur et tremblements, Amélie Nothomb

Fly By Night, Frances Hardinge

The Grass Dancer, Susan Power

Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord

The Law and the Lady, Wilkie Collins

HHhH, Lawrence Binet

The Dinner, Herman Koch

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

Promising Young Women, Suzanne Scanlon

Forever Rose, Hilary McKay

Stranger on a Train, Jenny Diski

The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm

The Harsh Voice, Rebecca West

The Blank Page, K.C. Constantine

Pars vite et reviens tard, Fred Vargas

The Hidden Gallery, Maryrose Wood

Hard Times, Charles Dickens

My Latest Grievance, Elinor Lipman

Les Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir

Signs of Life, Anna Raverat

Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice, A.S. Byatt

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood

We Others, Steven Millhauser

Four Freedoms, John Crowley

The Green Branch, Edith Pargeter

The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Italo Calvino

At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O’Brien

An Old School Tie, Andrew Taylor

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris

The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt

The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald

To the Is-land, Janet Frame

Le Lievre de Patagonie, Claude Lanzmann

Fools Crow, James Welch

Vinland, George Mackay Brown

The Carhullan Army, Sarah Hall

Independent People, Halldor Laxness

Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (Orlando, Between the Acts)

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Francis Wheen

Random Family, Adrian Leblanc

Robert Lowell: a Biography, Ian Hamilton

Force of Spirit, Scott Russell Sanders

Truismes, Marie Darriussecq

The Observations, Jane Harris

Playing in the Dark, Toni Morrison

The Forest Horses, Byrna Barclay

An Elegy for Easterly, Petina Gappah

Nox, Anne Carson

Plays, Euripides

Travels in West Africa, Mary Kingsley

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, Isabella Bird

The Darkest Jungle, Todd Balf

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, Amelia Edwards

Edie on the Warpath, E.C. Spykman

The Discoverers, Daniel Boorstin

Patrick O’Brian, Nikolai Tolstoy

Someone At a Distance, Dorothy Whipple

My Wars Are Laid Away In Books, Alfred Habegger

Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace

Moo Pak, Gabriel Josipovici

Let the Circle Be Unbroken, Mildred Taylor

Charles Dickens, Michael Slater

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy

Du côté de chez Swann, Marcel Proust

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