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!

Starlight, Stella Gibbons

The Goat’s Song, Dermot Healy

Billy Summers, Stephen King

The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Delila Harris

The Prettiest Star, Carter Sickels

No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood

Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans

The Gift, 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

We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory

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

All Over Creation, Ruth Ozeki

Kitchen, Banana Yamamoto

The Absolute Book, Elizabeth Knox

One Person, No Vote, Carol Anderson

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee

The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin

Ring Shout, P. Djeli Clark (Master of Djinn)

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

Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 Group, Mary McCarthy

Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher

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

Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner

Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Sunshine Enemies, K.C. Constantine

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 (A Long Way from Verona)

Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez

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

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*

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

Zazie Dans le Métro, Raymond Queneau

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

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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