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!

Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik

The Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch

Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner

Slow Horses, Mick Herron

Exit Strategy, Martha Wells

In a Lonely Place, Dorothy Hughes

Monsters I Have Been, Kenji Liu

Dear Diaspora, Susan Nguyen

Just Kids, Patti Smith

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

All the Names They Used for God, Anjali Sachdeva

Pastoral, Andre Alexis

The Dry, Jane Harper

Sisters of the Vast Black, Lina Rather

The Ramayana

Journey to the West

The Mabinogion

The Lusiads

Shirley Jackson, Ruth Franklin

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu, Tom Lin

Sistersong, Lucy Holland

Tamsin, Peter S Beagle

Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao

Phantom Pains, Mishell Baker

Light from Uncommon Stars, Ryaka Aoki

Everyone On the Moon is Essential Personnel, Julian Jarboe

What Angels Fear, CS Harris

The Trees, Perceval Everett

A Phoenix First Must Burn, Patrice Caldwell

Paper Menagerie, Ken Liu

Essential Plays, Anton Chekhov

Make It Scream, Make It Burn, Leslie Jamieson

The Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli

Edinburgh, Alexander Chee

Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory

Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap

The Goat’s Song, Dermot Healy

No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood

Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Glory, Vladimir Nabokov

Recursion, Blake Crouch

Hotel World, Ali Smith

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?, Jenny Diski

Only the Dogs, Jon McGregor

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo

The Good House, Tananarive Due

The Dark Fantastic, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Disfigured: on Fairy Tales and Disability, Amanda Leduc

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm

Bitter Orange, Claire Fuller

Kitchen, Banana Yamamoto

Greengage Summer, Rumer Godden

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

Waterlog, Roger Deakin

Outpost, Dan Richards

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 City We Became, N.K. Jemisin

Master of Djinn, P. Djeli Clark

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

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

Job, Joseph Roth

Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner

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

The Mountains Wild, Sarah Stewart Taylor

All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks

The Group, Mary McCarthy

The Dog Stars, Peter Heller

Four Souls, Louise Erdrich

Department of Speculation, Jenny Offill

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner

We Need New Names, Noviolet Bulawayo

Invisible Library series, Genevieve Cogman

The Funnies, J. Robert Lennon

Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

The Book of Harlan, Bernice McFadden

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

The Soul of Kindness, Elizabeth Taylor (and others)

Sweet Home, Wendy Erskine

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)

The Pillow Friend, Lisa Tuttle

Lend Me Your Character, Dubravka Ugresic

Short stories, Jean Stafford

The Loft, Marlen Haushofer

Jakob von Gunten, Robert Walser

Sous les vents de Neptune, Fred Vargas

Tell No Tales, Eva Dolan

As We Are Now, May Sarton*

Roughing It, Mark Twain

The Secret Vanguard, Michael Innes*

A Little Local Murder, Robert Barnard

Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

Life of Johnson, Boswell

Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton

Rash Resolve, Eliza Haywood

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!

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