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!

Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, Sara Gran

Pleasantville, Attica Locke

Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi

The Liar’s Dictionary, Eley Williams

Burial Rites, Hannah Kent

Waterlog, Roger Deakin

Outpost, Dan Richards

Land Above the Trees, Ann Zwinger

Reservoir 13, Jon McGregor

The Yield, Tara June Winch

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Deesha Philyaw

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone, Heather McGhee

The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James Cone

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee

The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin

Ring Shout, P. Djeli Clark

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Togarczuk

Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf (Night and Day, The Years)

Cold Earth, Ann Cleeves

Job, Joseph Roth

Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire

House in the Cerulean Sea, T.J. Klune

Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Summerwater, Sarah Hall

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner

The Garden Party and Other Stories (etc), Katherine Mansfield

Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy

The Mountains Wild, Sarah Stewart Taylor

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Audre Lorde

All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks

The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones

The Group, Mary McCarthy

Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher

The Dog Stars, Peter Heller

Long Bright River, Liz Moore

Four Souls, Louise Erdrich

Department of Speculation, Jenny Offill

Travesties, Tom Stoppard

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner

We Need New Names, Noviolet Bulawayo

The Fisherman, John Langan

Invisible Library series, Genevieve Cogman

The Funnies, J. Robert Lennon

Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner

Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

The Crime of Father Amaro, Eca de Queiros

Sunshine Enemies, K.C. Constantine

The Book of Harlan, Bernice McFadden

Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer

Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden (and others)

The Book of Ebenezer LePage, G. B. Edwards

It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, Lisa Blower

The Prince of West End Avenue, Alan Isler

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, Kate Clanchy

The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth

Miss Buncle’s Book, D.E. Stevenson

Time Lived, Without Its Flow, Denise Riley

Of Walking In Ice, Werner Herzog

The Orchard on Fire, Shena Mackay

Old Filth, Jane Gardam

Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez

Surfacing, Kathleen Jamie

The Soul of Kindness, Elizabeth Taylor (and others)

Sweet Home, Wendy Erskine

Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner

Copsford, Walter J.C. Murray

The Breaking Point, Daphne du Maurier (and others)

The Years, Annie Ernaux

A Song for Summer, Eva Ibbotson (and others)

Rachel Ray, Anthony Trollope

The Pillow Friend, Lisa Tuttle

Lend Me Your Character, Dubravka Ugresic

Short stories, Jean Stafford

The Loft, Marlen Haushofer

Jakob von Gunten, Robert Walser

The Sixties, Jenny Diski (In Gratitude)

Sous les vents de Neptune, Fred Vargas

Tell No Tales, Eva Dolan

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand

The Beth Book, Sarah Grand

As We Are Now, May Sarton*

The Sin of Father Amaro, Eça de Queirós

Roughing It, Mark Twain

The Secret Vanguard, Michael Innes*

A Little Local Murder, Robert Barnard

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature, Helen Young

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

The Whole Story and Other Stories, Ali Smith

Life of Johnson, Boswell

Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton

Rash Resolve, Eliza Haywood

Zazie Dans le Métro, Raymond Queneau

A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

Silencing the Past, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

The Harsh Voice, Rebecca West (Black Lamb and Grey Falcon)

3 Responses to TBR: Jenny

  1. Hi I looking for reviewers of our Non-Fiction Books. Pls. contact : buhejim@gmail.com

  2. Jamie says:

    As a librarian who appreciates reading lists put together by avid readers I wish you would organize your books to genre to give followers of your blog an opportunity to quickly find what they enjoy reading the most. It’s just my inner librarian, I do enjoy and appreciate the blog!

    • Jenny says:

      HI Jamie. If you look in the right sidebar of the blog, there are categories arranged by genre, so you can browse to your heart’s content. Enjoy!

Leave your comment here, and feel free to respond to others' comments. We enjoy a lively conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.