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!

The Red Tree, Caitlin Kiernan

The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders

Vintage Murder, Ngaio Marsh

Sylvia’s Lovers, Elizabeth Gaskell

Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory

An American Marriage, Tayari Jones

Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

Shell Shaker, LeAnne Howe

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

As We Are Now, May Sarton

The Sin of Father Amaro, Eça de Queirós

Orley Farm, Anthony Trollope

Vertigo, W.G. Sebald

Roughing It, Mark Twain

Red April, Santiago Roncagliolo

The Language of Secrets, Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Secret Vanguard, Michael Innes

Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson

Cheerfulness Breaks In, Angela Thirkell

Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Plainsong, Kent Haruf

The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich

A Little Local Murder, Robert Barnard

An Angel at My Table, Janet Frame

Testosterone Rex, Cordelia Fine

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature, Helen Young

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Counternarratives, John Keene

The Mystics of Mile End, Sigal Samuel

The Evidence of Things Not Seen, James Baldwin

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

Passing, Nella Larsen

Upon Some Midnights Clear, K.C. Constantine

The Opposite House, Helen Oyeyemi

Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa

Both Flesh and Not, David Foster Wallace

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, Dubravka Ugrešic

The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

The Clothes in the Wardrobe, Alice Thomas Ellis

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

Small World, David Lodge

American Copper, Shann Ray

The Whole Story and Other Stories, Ali Smith

The Dickens World, Humphrey House

Minaret, Leila Aboulela

Long Way Home, Eva Dolan

Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, Flood of Fire, Amitav Ghosh

Life of Johnson, Boswell

Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton

Rash Resolve, Eliza Haywood

Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe

Zazie Dans le Métro, Raymond Queneau

The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown

A Coyote Columbus Story, Thomas King

The Double, Jose Saramago

A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

Silencing the Past, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Eva Ibbotson (whichever!)

The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel

Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry

Stupeur et tremblements, Amélie Nothomb

Fly By Night, Frances Hardinge

HHhH, Lawrence Binet

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

Promising Young Women, Suzanne Scanlon

Stranger on a Train, Jenny Diski

The Harsh Voice, Rebecca West

Pars vite et reviens tard, Fred Vargas

Les Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood

The Green Branch, Edith Pargeter

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris

Le Lievre de Patagonie, Claude Lanzmann

Independent People, Halldor Laxness

Orlando, Virginia Woolf (Jacob’s Room, Between the Acts)

Robert Lowell: a Biography, Ian Hamilton

Truismes, Marie Darriussecq

Plays, Euripides

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3 Responses to TBR: Jenny

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  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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