A Month of No New Books—The Wish List

It would seem that, over time, I’ve accumulated quite a wish list of books. Given that, I’ve decided to split up the “Wish List” post into three parts. First, you get the list, such as it is.

Then, you’ll get explanations of why I want the books…hopefully I’ll get all that done by the end of this month.

Anyway, here is my book wish list. The books are here not what might be some semblance of order, but really are not overall in any order.

    Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
    Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster by Alison Weir
    Great Tales from English History: A Treasury of True Stories about the Extraordinary People—Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commoners by Robert Lacey
    A Memoir of Jane Austen: and Other Family Recollections by James Edward Austen-Leigh, Kathryn Sutherland
    Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Patillo
    Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
    Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict: A Novel by Laurie Viera Rigler
    My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones
    Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart by Laurel Ann Nattress
    A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
    The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
    Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
    Omeros by Derek Walcott
    The Last Town on Earth: A Novel by Thomas Mullen
    The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The Bone Season: A Novel by Samantha Shannon
    Stag’s Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds
    One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds
    The Walking Dead: Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
    The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    Selling Out: If Famous Authors Wrote Advertising by Joey Green
    Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook by Sarah Schmelling
    Faker’s Guide to the Classics: Everything You Need to Know About The Books You Should Have Read (But Didn’t) by Michelle Witte
    America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth: Reform Beyond Electoral Politics by Henry A. Giroux
    Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching by Meenoo Rami
    This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by Jose Vilson
    Falling in Love With Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts—And Life by Christopher Lehman, Kate Roberts
    The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
    Kinder Than Solitude: A Novel by Yiyun Li
    Jupiter Rising by L. Riley Savon
    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
    Play It As It Lays: A Novel by Joan Didion
    Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
    How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide by Howard mittelmark, Sandra Newman
    Words into Type by Marjorie E. Skillin
    Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
    Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel
    California: A Novel by Edan Lepucki
    The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
    Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham
    The Last Illusion: A Novel by Porochista Khakpour
    Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
    Green Girl: A Novel by Kate Zambreno
    The Children Act by Ian McEwan
    Fowler’s Modern English Usage by R. W. Burchfield
    Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne
    Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
    Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner
    Winterspell by Claire Legrand
    The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Noel by Jasper Fforde
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

As always, if you have recommendations for reading—or not reading—any of these books, please let me know. I suppose, one way or another, I’ll get through explaining why I have all of these.

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