To Be Read

My TBR List is ridiculously long and chaotic so I’m not going to post the whole thing (mostly because I think it would freak me out – I’m definitely not going toget to all of them before I die at 102). Anyway, these are some of the ones I’m most excited about. For now. It’ll totally change.


Underground Railroad – Coleson Whitehead (along with every other book he’s ever written)

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon

Versions of Us – Lauren Barnett

The Paying Guest – Sarah Waters

All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders

The Incarnations – Susan Barker

Asylum – Patrick McGrath

Did You Ever Have a Family – Bill Clegg

Ten Days in the Hill – Jane Smiley

The Sellout – Paul Beatty

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Life After Life & Human Croquet  – Kate Atkinson

The Talented Mr. Ripley & Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith

Hausfrau – Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

More Muriel Spark


Barbara the Slut, and Other People – Lauren Holmes

The Paper Menagerie – Ken Liu

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi

Kissing the Witch – Emma Donoghue

The Book of Other People – Zadie Smith

Vampires in the Lemon Grove – Karen Russell

Museum of the Weird – Amelia Gray

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls – Alissa Nutting

Lovely, Dark, Deep – Joyce Carol Oates

Switch Bitch – Roald Dahl

Delicate Edible Birds – Lauren Groff

The Beautiful Indifference – Sarah Hall

The Color Master – Aimee Bender


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

Mommy’s Little Girl – Susie Bright

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence – Inga Muscio

Arguably: Essays – Christopher Hitchens

Vamps and Tramps – Camille Paglia

Sex, Art and American Culture – Camille Paglia

The Invention of Murder – Judith Flanders

The Novel: A Biography – Michael Schmidt

Why I Read – Wendy Lesser

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

Quiet – Susan Cain

Changing My Mind – Zadie Smith

Skin: Talking About Sex, Class and Literature – Dorothy Allison

Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair – ed. Grayton Carter

Seeking Mr.Hare – Maurice Leitch


The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

Armadale – Wilkie Collins

Lady Audley’s Secret – Mrs. Braddon

Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurie

My Cousin Rachel – Daphne DuMaurie

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

The White Hotel – D.M. Thomas

The Lover – Marguerite Duras