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!

Exhalation, Ted Chiang

The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal

Travelers, Regina Porter

When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro

The Master Butchers Singing Club, Louise Erdrich

Jane and Prudence, Barbara Pym

Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi (What is Yours Is Not Yours)

The Sixties, Jenny Diski (In Gratitude)

Stitches, David Small

Sous les vents de Neptune, Fred Vargas

White Nights, Ann Cleeves

The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng

Tell No Tales, Eva Dolan

The Sin Eater, Alice Thomas Ellis

Joey’s Case, K.C. Constantine

In This House of Brede, Rumer Godden

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand

Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

The Beth Book, Sarah Grand

The Red Tree, Caitlin Kiernan

Vintage Murder, Ngaio Marsh

Sylvia’s Lovers, Elizabeth Gaskell

The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory

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 Secret Vanguard, Michael Innes

A Little Local Murder, Robert Barnard

An Angel at My Table, Janet Frame

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature, Helen Young

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

The Mystics of Mile End, Sigal Samuel

The Evidence of Things Not Seen, James Baldwin

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

Conversation in the Cathedral, Mario Vargas Llosa

Both Flesh and Not, David Foster Wallace

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, Dubravka Ugrešic

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

American Copper, Shann Ray

The Whole Story and Other Stories, Ali Smith

The Dickens World, Humphrey House

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

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

Les Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris

Le Lievre de Patagonie, Claude Lanzmann

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


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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