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!

Delicious Foods, James Hannaham

The End of Eddy, Edouard Louis

An Honest Living, Dwyer Murphy

Ballad of Black Tom, Victor Lavalle

The Paper Wasp, Lauren Acampora

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Down the Rabbit Hole, Juan Pablo Villalobos

Leech, Hiron Ennes

American War, Omar El Akkad

The Story of My Teeth, Valeria Luiselli

H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Muppets in Moscow, Natasha Lance Rogoff

Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea

The Books of Jacob, Olga Togarczuk

Fairy Tale, Stephen King

Thistlefoot, GennaRose Nethercott

God on the Rocks, Jane Gardam

The List, Real Tigers, Mick Herron

I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett

Erasure, Percival Everett

The Hidden Keys, André Alexis

Golden Hill, Francis Spufford

Ride the Pink Horse, Dorothy Hughes

Yukio Mishima (Spring Snow?)

A Simple Story, Elizabeth Inchbald

The Elementals, Michael McDowell

The Gone World, Tom Sweterlisch

Germinal, Zola

Memorial Drive, Natasha Trethewey

Mazebook, Jeff Lemire

Melusine, Sarah Monette

Raising Raffi, Keith Gessen

Season of Migration to the North

Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow

The Sympathizers, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Patrick Modiano

Journal of a Disappointed Man, W. Barbellion

iQ84, Haruki Murakami

The Island of Missing Trees, Elif Shafak

Africa Is Not a Country, Dipo Faloyin

Dans les bois éternels, Fred Vargas

Burntcoat, Sarah Hall

The Black Powder War, Naomi Novik

Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner

Monsters I Have Been, Kenji Liu

Dear Diaspora, Susan Nguyen

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

Sisters of the Vast Black, Lina Rather

The Ramayana

Journey to the West

The Lusiads

Phantom Pains, Mishell Baker

Everyone On the Moon is Essential Personnel, Julian Jarboe

Edinburgh, Alexander Chee

Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap

The Goat’s Song, Dermot Healy

No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood

Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov

Hotel World, Ali Smith

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

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

Greengage Summer, Rumer Godden

Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

Pleasantville, Attica Locke

Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi

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

Master of Djinn, P. Djeli Clark

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

Job, Joseph Roth

Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

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

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner

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

Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez

The Soul of Kindness, Elizabeth Taylor (and others)

A Song for Summer, Eva Ibbotson (Madensky Square, The Morning Gift)

Roughing It, Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

Life of Johnson, Boswell

Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton

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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