My TBR List!

I thought you might be interested in the piles of books on my shelves that come under the title ‘to be read’…

I know I’m really absent from this blog at the moment and it’s winding me up. Once I’ve finished Uni next month (argh!) I’ll have plenty more time for both reading and blogging. My plan is to go on a massive reading binge over the summer, so hopefully I’ll have lots to review for you!

The whole list of sixty-one books is below, but these are some that I’m especially excited about.


Some of these I’ve read partially, in particular some short story collections where I’ve read one or several of the stories, but not all of them, and I wanna read them all. Just as an indicator I’ve put S after the author’s name where it’s a short story collection, and NF for non-fiction.

The Stranger’s Child Alan Hollinghurst
Conditions of Faith Alex Miller
There but for the Ali Smith
the first person and other stories Ali Smith                           S
The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter                    S
The Story of a Nobody Anton Chekhov
The Theatre and its Double Antonin Artaud                   NF
Goodbye to Berlin Christopher Isherwood
Poppy Shakespeare Clare Allen
The Testament of Mary Colm Tóibín
The Blackwater Lightship Colm Tóibín
Ash On A Young Man’s Sleeve Dannie Abse
Is That A Fish In Your Ear? David Bellos                    NF
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
The Essential Hemingway (Collected Works) Ernest Hemingway
The Beautiful and the Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabrial Garcia Marquez
The Female Eunuch Germaine Greer
The Elephant Vanishes Haruki Murakami              S
The Child In Time Ian McEwan
The Daydreamer Ian McEwan
In Between the Sheets Ian McEwan                     S
Saturday Ian McEwan
Hereditation J.P. Smythe
On The Road Jack Kerouac
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent James Meek
Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe Jane Morris (editor)           S
The Stone Gods Jeanette Winterson
Rifling Paradise Jem Poster
Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green & David Levithan
An Abundance of Katherines John Green
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Stoner John Williams
if nobody speaks of remarkable things Jon McGregor
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes
This Is How You Lose Her Junot Díaz                       S
The Visitor Katherine Stansfield
Girl Reading Katie Ward
Nocturnes Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Houssini
The Road Less Travelled M. Scott Peck
The Light Between Oceans M.L. Steadman
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai                NF
Say Goodbye to the Boys Mari Stead Jones
The Shock of the Fall Nathan Filer
Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life Nina Stibbe
I Feel Bad About My Neck Nora Ephron
Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
The Volunteers Raymond Williams
36 Arguments for the Existence of God Rebecca Goldstein
The Greek Myths Robert Graves
The Last Coal Trip to Tenby Rod Humphries
Quiet Susan Cain                      NF
The Art of Contraception Susie Wild
The Art of Happines The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Naked Lunch William Burroughs
Junky William Burroughs
Life of Pi Yann Martell
On Beauty Zadie Smith



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